Robert Plant announced a summer tour of 2022 alongside Allison Krause, revealing that memories of suggestions that he might retire from the music business in 1980 after the dissolution of Led Zeppelin served as motivation for him to keep his “foot on the pedal”.
“This is the prerogative of the madman!” Factory insist.
The singer talks about his desire to keep moving forward in a new interview with a British newspaper telegraph. Blunt sums up his Zeppelin experience in just three short sentences in the article, and says, “We made great music. We had a great time and then stopped.”
“I was 19 at my first Led Zeppelin rehearsals, and I was 32 when John was [Bonham] He died, at that awful time,” he recalls in telegraph. “People used to say to me, ‘Well, you must have done enough now? “Enough of the fucking what?” “Enough of retiring!” So imagine being a blessing after 40 years down the road, and I still don’t know enough to stop in any way. There’s always something new to learn, somewhere new to take. Love it.”
As a sign of his desire to keep moving, November 19 was released ceiling liftPlant’s second collaborative album with bluegrass legend Alison Krause was accompanied by an announcement that the duo would perform in the US and Europe in the summer of 2022.
On their first road trip in 13 years, Blunt and Cross will visit the following places next summer:
June 1: Canandaigua CMAC, New York
June 3: Saratoga Springs Center for the Performing Arts, New York
June 4: Forest Hills Stadium, New York
June 6: Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre, MI
June 7: Chicago Pavilion Jay Pritzker, Illinois
June 9: Indianapolis TCU Amphitheater in White River State Park, IN
June 11: Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion, MD
June 12: Philadelphia TD Pavilion @ The Man, Pennsylvania
June 14: Curry Coliseum Coca Booth, NC
June 16 – Atlanta Rhythm Bank Amphitheater in Chastain Park, Georgia
June 26: London BST Hyde Park, UK (supporting the Eagles)
July 1: Hamar Tjuvholmen Arena, NOR
July 2nd: Bergen-Bergenhaus Castle, northwest
July 5: Rättvik Dalhalla, SWE
July 14: Lucca Summer Festival Piazza Napoleon, IT
Jul 16: Stuttgart Jazz opens in Stuttgart 2022, Germany
July 18: Sopot opera Lisna, Paul
July 20: Berlin Citadel, Germany
Tickets for European shows will generally go on sale on November 26, while tickets for US shows will be released on December 3.
In his interview with telegraphLead music critic, Neil McCormick, Blunt talks about his delight at discovering American blues artists as a teenager — “you want music that’ll blast ducks out of the pond when you’re trying to get past a teen’s voice,” he notes — and insists that his appetite for composing remains as keen as ever, after about 41 A year since the passing of Led Zeppelin.
“Two generations from when I first started getting addicted to this, I still have a foot on the pedal,” he notes. “I’m still going somewhere. It’s the prerogative of the madman!”