Jimmy Page, Black Crowes To Pair Up Again For Summer Tour

Ex–Led Zeppelin guitarist, roots-rock band teamed last year for handful of shows, live album.

Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and roots-rock band the Black Crowes, who paired up last year for a brief tour and a live album, will tour U.S. venues again this summer.

Scheduled dates begin June 24 in Tinley Park, Ill., and end Oct. 1 in Cleveland, according to an itinerary posted on the Black Crowes' Web site (www.blackcrowes.com) and confirmed by the band's publicist.

The rock heavies first joined forces in June 1999, at a one-off club gig at London's Cafe du Paris. The show went so well that the two acts hit the road together, playing blues standards as well as Zeppelin and Crowes songs.

"I knew [playing with the Crowes] was going to be good, but I didn't know quite how good it was going to be," Page said last month. "The first night, ... it was electrifying, and it kept getting better and better. ... It was so intense."

Their two shows at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre in October were captured on the album Live at the Greek, released through online music-retailer musicmaker.com. The album's first single, a version of Zep's "What Is and What Should Never Be" (RealAudio excerpt), is #7 on the Radio & Records rock-airplay chart.

Page and the Crowes have hinted that their collaboration may result in a studio album. Last year, the Black Crowes released By Your Side — an album that marked a return to driving blues-rock, after two discs of experimentation with psychedelic rock and other styles. Before his association with the Crowes, Page released two albums: — No Quarter (1994) and Walking Into Clarksdale, (1998) with former Zeppelin singer Robert Plant.

Jimmy Page/Black Crowes tour dates:

June 24; Tinley Park, Ill.; New World Music Theater

June 26; Auburn Hills, Mich.; Palace at Auburn Hills

June 28; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Star Lake Amphitheater

June 30; Holmdel, N.J.; PNC Bank Arts Center

July 2; Mansfield, Mass.; Great Woods

July 4; Raleigh, N.C.; Walnut Creek Amphitheater

July 6; Washington, D.C.; Nissan Pavilion

July 8; Camden, N.J.; Blockbuster-Sony Center

July 10; Wantagh, N.Y.; Jones Beach Amphitheater

Aug. 13; Phoenix, Ariz.; Blockbuster Desert Sky

Aug. 15; Irvine, Calif.; Irvine Meadows

Aug. 18; George, Wash.; The Gorge

Aug. 20; Sacramento, Calif.; Valley Amphitheater

Aug. 22; Mountain View, Calif.; Shoreline Amphitheater

Aug. 25; Denver, Colo.; Pepsi Center

Aug. 28; Dallas, Texas; Reunion Arena

Aug. 30; Houston, Texas; Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sept. 23; Miami, Fla.; Coral Sky

Sept. 25; Tampa Bay, Fla.; Ice Palace

Sept. 27; Atlanta, Ga.; Philips Arena

Sept. 29; Noblesville, Ind.; Deer Creek Music Center

Oct. 1; Cleveland, Ohio; Gund Arena