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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, whose critically-acclaimed album Raising Sand continues to perform well on the charts, have confirmed an additional 17 North American dates.
The duo will kick off the first set of dates April 20 at the Palace Theatre in Louisville, K.Y., with other stops including Knoxville Coliseum in Tennessee (April 22) and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tenn., and BJCC Arena in Birmingham, Ala. (April 26).

The first run of shows will be followed by a U.K. and European tour.
Destinations outside the States include The NIA in Birmingham, U.K. (May 5), Philipshalle in Dusseldorf, Germany (May 10), Grand Rex in Paris (May 13), Hovet in Stockholm, Sweden (May 16), and Wembley Arena in London (May 22).

The second set of U.S. and Canadian dates begins June 2 at Roanoke Civic Center in Virginia.
Other stops on the itinerary include Bake of America Pavilion in Boston (June 5), the Theatre at Madison Square Garden (June 10), the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. (June 15), Red Rock Amphitheatre near Denver (June 21), the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif. (June 27), and the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix (July 1).

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Robert Plant has said no to an offer of 100 million pounds — about $200 million U.S. — for Led Zeppelin to tour, saying he prefers to leave the band’s November reunion in London as the final word on its legacy, according to England’s Sunday Mirror.

Robert Plant of LedĀ Zeppelin The paper quotes sources close to the band saying that while guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones were supportive of a hotly anticipated Zeppelin reunion tour on the heels of last fall’s performance, Plant would rather focus on, among other non-Zeppelin interests, his recent collaboration with Alison Krauss, “Raising Sand,” for which the two will be on tour starting April 19 in Louisville, Ky.

The tour stops in L.A. at the Greek Theatre on June 23 and 24 and at the Santa Barbara Bowl on June 25.

According to the report, Plant has nixed any additional performances by Led Zeppelin. “Despite the enormous offer, the decision did not come down to money,” the Sunday Mirror quoted an anonymous source. “They always said they would do the one-off show and then see how they felt…. [Plant] has other commitments and is happier looking forward to those.”

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