Billboard.com reports that LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant and bluegrass star Alison Krauss will kick off a world tour in support of their acclaimed 2007 album "Raising Sand" with a handful of dates in the U.S. and Europe this spring.
The first leg begins in Louisville, Ky., on April 20 and continues to Knoxville, Tenn., on April 22, Chattanooga, Tenn., on April 23 and Birmingham, Ala., on April 26. The tour's 11-date run in Europe follows in May.
The duo will be joined on stage by producer and musician T Bone Burnett. Tickets for the April U.S. dates go on sale Jan. 25. A longer run of North American shows is planned for June and July, but dates and details have not yet been announced.
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss U.S. tour dates:
April 20 - Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
April 22 - Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
April 23 - Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium
April 26 - Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Arena
Plant and Krauss share the stage performing their own classics as well as songs from their new album, "Raising Sand", in the next all-new episode of "CMT Crossroads: Robert Plant And Alison Krauss", premiering Monday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET. www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net