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Robert Plant Band of Joy Tour 2011

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Did Robert Plant learn NOTHING from the 1975 tour?

If you're going to tour the States in Jan-Feb, at least start on the West Coast and then by the time you arrive to the midwest and eastern dates, it's closer to spring time and everyone's not trudging through snow.

Looking at recent setlists, I am saddened to note that Silver Rider has gone missing. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add Silver Rider to the setlist when you play the Greek in L.A., Mr. Plant!!!!

This longtime fan begs you on bended knee!

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I realize that two inches of snow should not normally be a big deal, however the timing of this weather event created a perfect storm-type situation with traffic flow. At 3:00pm, there was no snow in sight. At 3:30 the snow came in fast and hard, with over an inch falling in the first hour. Nashville is not a mass-transit city, so office workers ran for their cars and attempted to go home around 4:00pm. Mass traffic jams ensued, and the snow plows were unable to get through the traffic to clear the roads of snow. The Interstates were at a standstill, the back roads and shortcuts were all clogged, and nobody went anywhere. Most middle Tennesseans are a bit short on experience driving on snow and ice, and people were abandoning their cars in the middle of highways, which compouded the problem.

The normal drive time from my house to the venue is 20 minutes. It took me 2 hours and 30 minutes to get there. It took patience and a full tank of gas, but the band members and their family members and friends also experienced similar driving conditions. I did not notice that many empty seats, so I think the majority of ticket holders probably made it ok if they were willing to put forth the effort.

And for the record, the driver that drove Plant from the hotel to the venue informed the world via Twitter that it took the Golden One two hours to get through the traffic.

I think this is all much ado about nothing.

Greetings from the Great White North...

Ah...yes...snow glorious snow...NOT!!!!! What you are describing is a frequent occurence up here in Canada during winter..even more frequent when one lives in a snowbelt...and the winds come off the lake creating snowsqualls and white-out conditions..I see there's a bad storm heading this way on Sunday...start planning now...get food in..have gas in car...etc etc

Oddly enough there have been many artists bring their tours through Canada during winter..I believe one country artist (Dierks Bentley) had a snow plough drive ahead of his entourage to clear the way . Another (Axl Rose) was just lucky as the winter was mild and fairly tame when his crew passed through these parts..

I guess I would advise Nashville residents to learn from this experience, have a plan for the next time winter rolls around and be prepared as Mother nature is definitely unpredictable now...She really doesn't like what is happening to her planet and Hell hath no fury like Mother Nature....

Juliet

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I realize that two inches of snow should not normally be a big deal, however the timing of this weather event created a perfect storm-type situation with traffic flow. At 3:00pm, there was no snow in sight. At 3:30 the snow came in fast and hard, with over an inch falling in the first hour. Nashville is not a mass-transit city, so office workers ran for their cars and attempted to go home around 4:00pm. Mass traffic jams ensued, and the snow plows were unable to get through the traffic to clear the roads of snow. The Interstates were at a standstill, the back roads and shortcuts were all clogged, and nobody went anywhere. Most middle Tennesseans are a bit short on experience driving on snow and ice, and people were abandoning their cars in the middle of highways, which compouded the problem.

The normal drive time from my house to the venue is 20 minutes. It took me 2 hours and 30 minutes to get there. It took patience and a full tank of gas, but the band members and their family members and friends also experienced similar driving conditions. I did not notice that many empty seats, so I think the majority of ticket holders probably made it ok if they were willing to put forth the effort.

And for the record, the driver that drove Plant from the hotel to the venue informed the world via Twitter that it took the Golden One two hours to get through the traffic.

I think this is all much ado about nothing.

HAHA, sounds like Vancouver during a snowy rush hour. We don't usually get the massive amounts of snow that the rest of the country get's but when we do, it usually freezes instantly and packs down making it almost impossible to drive in. I'm going to assume that like us, most people in Nashville have at best, all season tires on their vehicles which in snowy conditions actually make the driving experience even worse than it would be if you were just driving around on summer tires. Personally, I can see how the sudden snowfall caused all kinds of havoc. BTW, when we do get snow in Vancouver, I see licence plates from all over Canada sliding backwards in my general direction. For all their claims, they're no better at it than us westcoasters... :P:lol:

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Here in my part of the northeast we average about 30 inches of snow per year, but so far we've received close to 70". Most in January and all since December 26. Tired of this shit! And fuck the groundhog....what does he know? Spring can't come soon enough! :freezing::nuke:

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Most performers have, Hoplant.

It would also be an eye opener for fans to see what goes into staging a show. It may look a small set-up to you , but it still requires touring crew, local crew, and an 8 am load-in in most places.

This is so true. I had no idea how much went into setting the stage. When I was in Atlanta recently to see Robert, I took a tour of the Fox Theater to see the beautiful place without people in it. The tour started at 10 am and the crew was already hard at work setting things up. It was fascinating (to me anyway). It really made me appreciate all of the hard work that goes into a show.

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Robert has spent time at Jack White's home, they're pretty friendly.

Steve Winwood was also at the Nashville show, along with a few attorneys. ;)

Yes, I spoke with Steve, regarding the driving conditions.

Everyone in Nashville is pretty friendly. :)

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Yes, I spoke with Steve, regarding the driving conditions.

Everyone in Nashville is pretty friendly. :)

Your right, all the folks I know from Nashville are very very friendly :)

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On Robert's site it mentions more dates to be announced after the concerts he will be playing in Europe. Does anyone know if he will be playing the ACL (Austin City Limits) Festival later this year? It runs from September 16-18.

I do recall he played here in 2008 with Alison Krauss and also in 2005 on his Mighty Rearranger tour. This was the one featured on the dvd from 2006. It was from PBS' Sound Stage series.

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Robert Plant and Band of Joy and Ben Harper together in the same concert July 19 in ROME!!!!!

I have got the ticket!!!!!!

I wonder If someone else in this site will be at this concert....... it would be nice to meet and stay together.......

surely we will not have the trouble of the snow!!!!!!! :P

and surely it will be a very good concert....because I like ben harper very much....probably RP will not play all songs he would play if there were only BOJ....but I'm happy to see both these great artists in the same concert....

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..probably RP will not play all songs he would play if there were only BOJ....but I'm happy to see both these great artists in the same concert....

Looks more like a co-headlining show. If so, that means the setlists will be the same length.

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On Robert's site it mentions more dates to be announced after the concerts he will be playing in Europe. Does anyone know if he will be playing the ACL (Austin City Limits) Festival later this year? It runs from September 16-18.

I do recall he played here in 2008 with Alison Krauss and also in 2005 on his Mighty Rearranger tour. This was the one featured on the dvd from 2006. It was from PBS' Sound Stage series.

I hope he returns to Ontario....London or TO..........

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Looks more like a co-headlining show. If so, that means the setlists will be the same length.

I hope you are right!!!

probably you are, because the concert will start at half past seven, while usually concerts start at half past nine.....anyway I'm very happy :)

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One week for me!

Anyone else going to the Louisville show?

Hello BUCK'EYE' DOC !

I cant wait to hear about your night.

^^imPLANTed, you as well. It was a fantastic concert when I attended the Atlanta event.

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New dates..............

JUNE

8 - San Diego, CA, Copley Symphony Hall

9 - Highland, CA, San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino

12 - Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

13 - Columbus, OH, Palace Theatre

15 - St. Louis, MO, Fabulous Fox Theatre

16 - Highland Park, IL, Ravinia Festival

19 - Telluride, CO, Telluride Bluegrass Festival

21 - Winnipeg, Canada, Centennial Concert Hall

23 - Ottawa, Canada, Ottawa Jazz Festival

24 - Montreal, Canada Wilfrid-Pelletier Theatre @ Place des Arts

25 - Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

robertplant.com

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I hope he returns to Ontario....London or TO..........

robert plant is the funniest guy singer in the world . this guy is running around in a folk band thinking hes bob dylan .While the innovator who really made him is sitting home doing nothing jimmy .YEA HE SELLS OUT .HE GIVES A SCREAM OR TWO THROWS US A BONE .BUT HE GOTTA REALIZE HES NOT LEON RUSSEL OR WILLIE NELSON .HE NEEDS TO LEAVE THE SAME WAY HE CAME WITH A BANG NOT A WHIMPER .

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robert plant is the funniest guy singer in the world . this guy is running around in a folk band thinking hes bob dylan .While the innovator who really made him is sitting home doing nothing jimmy .YEA HE SELLS OUT .HE GIVES A SCREAM OR TWO THROWS US A BONE .BUT HE GOTTA REALIZE HES NOT LEON RUSSEL OR WILLIE NELSON .HE NEEDS TO LEAVE THE SAME WAY HE CAME WITH A BANG NOT A WHIMPER .

I've seen him on his recent tour. Believe me...he can still belt it out when he wants to without any problem. It's a matter of whatever fits at the moment.

But you can't be serious about this. Open your mind and experience one of Robert's great shows. At least give a listen to his cd. Sorry....it's not Zeppelin...the reunion is not going to happen...so accept the fact!

Edited by SuperDave

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robert plant is the funniest guy singer in the world . this guy is running around in a folk band thinking hes bob dylan .While the innovator who really made him is sitting home doing nothing jimmy .YEA HE SELLS OUT .HE GIVES A SCREAM OR TWO THROWS US A BONE .BUT HE GOTTA REALIZE HES NOT LEON RUSSEL OR WILLIE NELSON .HE NEEDS TO LEAVE THE SAME WAY HE CAME WITH A BANG NOT A WHIMPER .

Are you friggin' serious? :rolleyes:

Go listen to a show before you talk this nonsense. Seriously. At least have some knowledge of Robert's current live show before talking out of your southern hemisphere. :slapface:

Bloody hell...n00bs...

Edited by Rock Action

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Somehow Band of Joy comes across as something other than a folk band. I noted some gospel-oriented numbers in at least one of the tunes, and Robert Plant still does a few lines from Led Zeppelin's In My Time Of Dying. So you have a common thread woven throughout connecting the past with the present. Jimmy Page should be doing whatever is right for him in the here and now, which may or may not be a repetition of the past. But the only constant thing in life is change, so that's alright.

Edited by Silver Rider

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Somehow Band of Joy comes across as something other than a folk band. I noted some gospel-oriented numbers in at least one of the tunes, and Robert Plant still does a few lines from Led Zeppelin's In My Time Of Dying. So you have a common thread woven throughout connecting the past with the present. Jimmy Page should be doing whatever is right for him in the here and now, which may or may not be a repetition of the past. But the only constant thing in life is change, so that's alright.

Well said.

What the band Of Joy reperesents to me is the rock & roll of the early 60's for the most part. With some more modern sounds thrown in (like the Low material). I personally like Robert's current direction, reminds me of when the world was young to these ears. Great stuff.

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