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Robert Plant to Play 15 North American Dates in January, February of 2011

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Led Zeppelin, one of my favorite bands...never got a chance to see them live.  I have had the opportunity to not only see some of the greatest rockers of all time, but meet them as well.  I got in to radio after Led Zeppelin had broken up due to John Bonhams death so a Led Zeppelin meeting wasn't in the cards for me...then came 1988 and Robert Plant released his fourth solo album "Now and Zen".  Of course a tour was planned to support the album and as luck would have it, Kansas City was one of the tour stops.  Several of us from the radio station were set to go see the show and there was even a pre concert VIP cocktail party with Robert Plant planned and we were invited.  The people I was supposed to go with ended up going a day early to see family in K.C. so I was going to drive up alone the day of the event.  To make a long story short my good old reliable P.O.S. van broke down about 10 miles this side of Matfield Green!!!  No cell phones back then so, by the time I finally flagged down another motorist, got a ride to the rest stop and called a friend with a truck to tow me back to was too late to make it to the show much less the VIP event!  I was devastated!!  However, ROBERT PLANT has announced a 15-date tour of North America kicking off in January.  The first show is on January 18th in Asheville, North Carolina, with the final date on February 9th in Nashville, Tennessee.  The tour is in support of his new album, Band of Joy.  The band touring with Plant is the same that backed him on the album. 

Now that I have a reliable car...perhaps it's time to tempt fate and try another Robert Plant road trip. Though now that I see the itenerary...perhaps I'll fly. 

Here are the dates for the upcoming tour:

1/18 -- Asheville, NC, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
1/19 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Peterson Events Center (University of Pittsburgh)
1/21 -- Ann Arbor, MI, Hill Auditorium
1/22 -- Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
1/25 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
1/26 -- Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theatre
1/28 -- Mashantucket, CT, MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
1/29 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
2/1 -- Washington, D.C., DAR Constitution Hall
2/2 -- Raleigh, NC, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2/4 -- North Charleston, SC, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
2/5 -- Atlanta, GA, Fox Theatre
2/7 -- Charlotte, NC, Ovens Auditorium
2/8 -- Nashville, TN, War Memorial Auditorium
2/9 -- Nashville, TN, War Memorial Auditorium

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