Robert Plant will once again tour with his band Saving Grace, this time across Italy in August and September 2023.
Saving Grace band member Suzi Dian confirmed the upcoming tour on Facebook on March 24, sharing the announcement that she and Plant will play seven shows in the country this year.
Plant last toured with Saving Grace in October and November 2022 when they played in Ireland and Scotland. The band has recorded its debut album although no announcement has been made so far of its release.
Tickets for the new tour will go on sale at 12pm Italian time on March 27 through this website.
Plant’s upcoming Italian tour with Saving Grace will follow his US and Canada tour with Alison Krauss that is scheduled to take place from April to July.
Here are the current planned tour dates for Saving Grace in Italy:
- August 26 – Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy
- August 28 – Macerata, Italy
- August 30 – Taormina, Sicily, Italy
- September 1 – Locus Festival, Bari, Italy
- September 3 – Ostia, Italy
- September 5 – Milan, Italy
- September 6 – Vicenza in Festival, Vicenza, Italy
Saving Grace has been recording an album
Saving Grace is clearly an important project for Plant, with the band’s debut album on the way. Plant said on stage last year that the band had been recording in Steve Winwood’s studio in England.
LedZepNews revealed in 2021 that a British business owned by Plant secured trademarks for “Saving Grace” across Europe and the US in order to block anyone else from using that band name to release music or merchandise.
Plant has never taken out trademarks for his solo projects before, making this an unusual step that could indicate longterm interest in the Saving Grace project.
On January 23, 2020, lawyers representing a London company named Trolcharm Limited filed applications in Europe and the US to trademark “Saving Grace”.
Plant owns more than 75% of Trolcharm Limited, according to Companies House filings in the UK. His three surviving children are directors of the business along with Plant.
The business owns the copyright to much of Plant’s solo career and is frequently credited in the liner notes of his albums, including “Raise The Roof.”
The trademark applications, which were all eventually approved, include the following fields:
▪ Audio and video recordings including digital downloads and CDs
▪ Live music footage
▪ Posters, stickers and magazines
▪ Bags, wallets, umbrellas and luggage
▪ Clothing including footwear and headgear
Taking out trademarks for his musical projects is a rarity for Plant. He hasn’t applied to trademark the names of his previous solo bands Strange Sensation, the Band of Joy or the Sensational Space Shifters.
Plant hasn’t trademarked his own name, either, unlike Jimmy Page who does own trademarks to protect his personal brand including his name, his autograph and the word “ZOSO.”
The Saving Grace filings are the only trademark applications ever filed by Trolcharm Limited or any other business used by Plant to run his solo career.
The presence of trademark filings don’t always mean that the trademark holder will actually launch the product or service they have the trademarks for.