Robert Plant played a surprise show with his band Saving Grace on October 16, with the band closing the Bewdley Festival in the UK.
Plant’s band were announced as the festival’s closing act just three days beforehand.
“The Festival was due to end on Friday with the legendary band Fairport Convention, performing as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour, to a sold-out audience,” the festival wrote on Facebook. “But now we’ve added a surprise Grand Finale for Saturday 16th October. Locally based SAVING GRACE, featuring Robert Plant and Suzi Dian, will be performing in TreeTops Pavilion, West Midland Safari and Leisure Park to bring this years Bewdley Festival, taking place in a difficult year, to a very special close.”
Posts on Instagram and Twitter show Plant and other members of the band at the festival on October 16.
Plant’s decision to perform with Saving Grace again, just a month before his second album with Alison Krauss will be released, is a potential sign that he intends to return to playing with the band after he finishes touring with Krauss next year.
LedZepNews reported in August that Plant seemingly has big plans for Saving Grace after he made the rare decision to trademark the band’s name for music and merchandise.
The band’s last performance was on July 29 in Buxton before they were forced to cancel the final two shows of their Summer UK tour because a member of their touring crew tested positive for coronavirus.
Saving Grace were already forced to cancel the first half of their UK tour, which was due to take place in June, because of remaining restrictions on live performances.
Saving Grace’s July 19 performance was the first live show by a member of Led Zeppelin since John Paul Jones appeared at a charity concert in Todos Santos, Mexico on February 8, 2020.