Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes have been forced to postpone the second leg of their joint tour because of a back injury Page suffered following a performance in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on August 12.
The postponement affects eight tour dates slated through an August 30 stop in Spring, Texas, and included concerts in Las Vegas, Denver, Dallas, and Sacramento, California, among others.
The Albuquerque show was the first show of the tour’s second leg, and while Page apparently felt well enough to perform a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Wanton Song” with the Black Crowes for a taping of “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on Monday afternoon, the decision to push back the other dates was made quickly thereafter.
According to a statement issued by tour organizers, Page isn’t expected to be sidelined for too long, and he and The Black Crowes are hoping to reschedule the missed gigs prior to the launch of the tour’s third leg on September
23 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
As part of the third leg, Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes will team up with The Who for a four-night stand at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on October 3, 4, 6, and 7.
In happier news, The Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson has become engaged to actress Kate Hudson, who appears in Cameron Crowe’s new rock and roll film, “Almost Famous,” based loosely on the filmmaker’s experiences as a teen writer for “Rolling Stone” in the 1970s.
Hudson, who is the daughter of Goldie Hawn, revealed the engagement to MTV News while promoting “Almost Famous,” but while she was wearing a large diamond ring bestowed on her by the singer, the actress said they don’t plan on getting married for a while.
Publicists for The Black Crowes refused to comment on the engagement or suggest when the nuptials might be held, stating only that they “don’t comment on their clients’ personal lives.”