Black Crowes To Back Jimmy Page On Tour

British rock-guitar icon taps Georgia blues-rockers as backing band for four U.S. dates in October.

Former Led Zeppelin guitar-wizard Jimmy Page has tapped blues-rockers

the Black Crowes as his backup band for four U.S. concerts in October.

The musicians are expected to tackle songs from their respective back

catalogs, as well as a number of blues classics, according to an

announcement from Page's label, Atlantic.

British native Page and the Georgia-spawned Crowes will play New York's

Roseland Ballroom on Oct. 12 and 13; tickets go on sale Sept. 10. They'll

hit Los Angeles' Greek Theater on Oct. 18 and 19; tickets for those shows

go on sale Sept. 12.

Page and the Crowes performed together June 27 at London's 400-capacity

Café du Paris. They dove into Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love"

and "In My Time of Dying," as well as the Black Crowes' early single "Hard to

Handle" (RealAudio

excerpt), which was originally a hit for soul man Otis Redding.

They also covered the early Fleetwood Mac cut "Oh Well," along with B.B.

King's "Woke Up This Morning."

"Our roots go back decades, right from when we first started individually

getting into music," Page said last year while promoting his latest

album with ex-Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, Walking Into Clarksdale

(1998). "All of it comes out [on our records] in one shape or another."