Robert Plant joins forces with the Pixies for tour

Frank Black and co will open at a series of dates in North America

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has announced a series of live dates, some of which will see the Pixies provide support.

As Rolling Stone reports, Plant tours North America during May and June, with Frank Black and co opening for the musician in Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, Rochester Hills and Raleigh. Singer-songwriter JD McPherson fills in on the remaining dates.

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday (March 20). Full dates can be found at Plant’s official website.


Meanwhile, Led Zeppelin recently released a deluxe reissue of their album ‘Physical Graffiti’. The re-release, which came out on February 23, followed similar reissues last year of the band’s first three albums, as well as ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ and ‘Houses Of The Holy’.

At an album playback for the reissue, Jimmy Page said that he needs to get “match fit” in order to play live again.

“How it starts off is that you have to play guitar and get match fit, so currently I’m sort of in the process of doing that but I’m also in process of doing this [reissue series] too,” the guitarist said. “[Live shows] would more or less be closer to the end of the year rather than next month. But you know, I’m definitely warming up on the touchlines, let’s put it that way.”