JIMMY PAGE HINTS AT NEW PROJECTS, ROBERT PLANT ROLLS OUT SUMMER DATES

Fans have been waiting for new Jimmy Page music since 1998’s Walking Into Clarksdale collaboration with Robert Plant. During a new chat with Classic Rock magazine, the Led Zeppelin co-founder was pressed about what he’s been doing creatively since lockdown began. Page said, “Archiving, working on various paths and routes of projects, but I’m not going to say what the projects are. There’s various things I’m working towards. It’s not just one thing, it’s multiple things, and I don’t want to even give a hint, because if. . . you give a one-sentence sound bite, and then if it doesn’t materialize it’s like: ‘Why didn’t you do a solo album?’ So I don’t want to say what it is that I’ve got planned, because I don’t want to give people the chance to misinterpret it.”

Page remained cryptic as he went on to say, “I really can’t put on record what the new record is. I’ll leave it to your imagination. The thing is there are so many ways I could present myself. . . within a space of time (laughs). I’ve come across all these various projects I did. And one of the things I did recently is listen to a recording I made of the Marrakesh Folk Festival, with the tribes coming in from all over Morocco, in 1975. It’s fascinating. Tribal stuff passed on from father to son and kept alive because of the folk festivals, Essaouira, and all the rest. Where there are people who want to hear the Berbers. I certainly do, it’s good for the soul.”

Jimmy Page recently explained the benefits of making music in collaboration: “The fact of playing with other, y’know, personalities — musically, so, to speak — can be an inspiration and you take it in an organic sense, the same way that we got here at this point. Y’know, working with the Egyptians, the Moroccans, and y’know, the Celtic areas. I mean, you can be inspired my working with these people; and that’s basically what it is. If you get in a room and there’s a particular, sort of, identity of sound coming from somewhere, and you can get inspired by it, and who knows what comes next? But up till this point, it’s been pretty good.” SOUNDCDUE

IN OTHER LED ZEPPLELIN-RELATED NEWS

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss have updated their North American itinerary with a string of summer dates set for after the their European run. The duo is touring in support of in support of their second album, Raise The Roof.

UPDATED: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss North American tour dates (subject to change):

June 1 – Canandaigua, NY – CMAC
June 3 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 4 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
June 6 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 7 – Chicago, IL – Jay Pritzker Pavilion
June 9 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
June 11 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 12 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at The Mann
June 14 – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre
June 16 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
June 17 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
August 15 – San Diego, CA – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
August17 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
August 18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
August 20 – Stateline, NV – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
August 21 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
August 23 – Napa, CA – Oxbow RiverStage
August 25 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
August 27 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield Amphitheater
August 28 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park
August 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Sandy Amp
September 1 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 3 – Grand Prairie, TX – Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie
September 4 – Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater

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