Robert Plant will tour the US in Spring and Summer 2023 and is working on releasing the second Band Of Joy album and an expanded edition of the Honeydrippers album.
That’s according to an email sent on December 22 to subscribers to Plant’s official mailing list.
“During and around all the events this year, RP has been busy working in the studio refining new work from the Honeydrippers collection and reviewing the progress that was made with Band of Joy Vol 2,” the email read.
“Look out for announcements in the New Year as we’ll be touring the US again in Spring and Summer 2023,” it continued.
It’s unclear which band Plant will tour the US with. He performed across the US with Alison Krauss in 2022 but has been touring more recently with Saving Grace. Saving Grace had planned a US tour in 2020 but were forced to cancel it because of the pandemic.
The email’s mention of Plant working on material related to his Honeydrippers project confirms the LedZepNews story published earlier this month that a box set edition of “The Honeydrippers: Volume One” is on the way.
Plant is also working on releasing the second Band Of Joy album, which is titled “Band Of Joy Volume 2”.
That album was initially announced as coming soon in July 2020 but no mention of its release has been made since then.
Plant was asked about the second Band Of Joy album in a 2021 interview with Mojo Magazine but the magazine reported that he “winces at the notion of reconvening to complete it.”