Robert Plant brings `Joy’ to San Manuel
Posted: 06/04/2011 04:59:55 PM PDT
Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant brings his Band of Joy to San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino for a performance Thursday night.
Plant’s latest album, titled “Band of Joy,” combines folk, rock, country and Americana sounds. It debuted last September at No. 5 on the Billboard charts.
With Led Zeppelin, Plant sold more than 300 million albums. He was frontman on the band’s many timeless classics such as “Immigrant Song” and “Stairway to Heaven.”
With Alison Krauss, Plant won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2009 for their collaboration titled “Raising Sand.”
In 2006, metal magazine Hit Parader named Plant No. 1 on its list of greatest metal vocalists of all time.
In an interview last August, Plant was asked about his new sound and performing in smaller venues.
“You can create an intimacy that this music demands and it’s not getting lost in some crazy cube (venue) which is going to be holding a car show the following week,” Plant said.
He also was asked if he would some day get back together with his Led Zeppelin mates and he answered, “I don’t think so. You’ve got to have a lot in common with the people you’re working with at this time in your life. Everything has to move on and forward.”
ROBERT PLANT AND THE BAND OF JOY
Where:San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland,
When:Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Cost:$101.50 or $91.50 plus fees