Page And The Crowes Set Tour Plans, Talk Roots

After last year’s highly successful mini-tour, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes have confirmed plans to re-team for an extensive U.S. tour this summer and fall, a 22-date outing scheduled to kick off on June 24 in Tinley Park, Illinois, and conclude on October 1 in Cleveland.

As expected, the Page/Crowes itinerary pretty much wraps around the previously announced tour dates for The Who’s upcoming tour, as the two outings plan to cut down on expenses by sharing touring rigs (see “Who, Page To Share Resources On Summer Tour” ).

Like last year’s six-date excursion — the final show of which was captured on the “Live At The Greek” album — Page and The Black Crowes will once again compile a set list of Led Zeppelin classics, some Crowes tunes, and a handful of select covers and other assorted nuggets (see “Jimmy Page, Crowes Discuss Possible Set Lists” ).


“The common denominator here is roots,” Page said of their collaborative choices of cover songs. “You know, it goes back to ‘You Shook Me,’ the Muddy Waters version, which I know we all accessed individually in our own time-spaces. And I know we all had great, great mutual respect for Peter Green’s work with Fleetwood Mac, so we were all like, ‘Sure, “Oh Well?” Let’s have a go.’ Fantastic.” [RealAudio]

“I think knowing your music history is important if you’re gonna be a part of it. But I am a different singer, but you want to stay true to the songs. So definitely the melodies are still gonna be the melodies, but I can’t sing like anyone else. Genetics, genetics.”

“What Is And What Should Never Be,” the first single from Page and the Crowes’ “Live At The Greek” album, is currently the number five track on rock radio, according
to “R&R” charts.

Current dates for Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes’ summer tour:

  • 6/24 – Tinley Park, IL @ New World Music Theatre
  • 6/26 – Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace Of Auburn Hills
  • 6/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Star Lake Amphitheater
  • 6/30 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 7/2 – Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
  • 7/4 – Raleigh, NC @ Alltell Pavilion
  • 7/6 – Washington, DC @ Nissan Pavilion
  • 7/8 – Camden, NJ @ Blockbuster-Sony Center
  • 7/10 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach
  • 8/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Desert Sky Pavilion
  • 8/15 – Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows
  • 8/18 – George, WA @ The Gorge
  • 8/20 – Marysville, CA @ Sacramento Valley Amphitheater
  • 8/22 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
  • 8/25 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
  • 8/28 – Dallas, TX @ Reunion Arena
  • 8/30 – Houston, TX @ The Woodlands
  • 9/23 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Mars Music Amphitheater
  • 9/25 – Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace
  • 9/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips
    Arena
  • 9/29 – Noblesville, IN @ Deer Creek
  • 10/1 – Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena