Singer Robert Plant has revealed that he’s not a fan of some of his early vocals with Led Zeppelin.

Plant who recently released his latest studio album Carry Fire, tells the Guardian, “I realized that tough, manly approach to singing I’d begun on You Better Run wasn’t really what it was all about at all. Songs like Babe I’m Gonna Leave You… I find my vocals on there horrific now. I really should have shut the f–k up.”

Plant also reports that he was “basically tutored” by Alison Krauss on their landmark 2007 album Raising Sand stating, “She’s a very precise singer who’s done more duets than you can shake a stick at, and I was thinking, ‘Help, I’m a rock singer, no matter what I do.’ But, of course, I’m not – I’m just a guy that sings songs.”

Plant will head out on tour in support of Carry Fire later this month, with dates planned across the UK and North America. Find a full list below.

Robert Plant 2017/2018 tour dates

Nov 16: Plymouth Pavilions, UK
Nov 17: Bristol Colston Hall, UK
Nov 20: Wolverhampton Civic Hall, UK
Nov 22: Llandudno Venue Cymru, UK
Nov 24: Newcastle City Hall, UK
Nov 25: Liverpool Oympia, UK
Nov 27: Glasgow SEC Armadillo, UK
Nov 28: Perth Concert Hall, UK
Nov 30: Manchester O2 Apollo, UK

Dec 2: Belfast Ulster Hall, UK
Dec 6: Sheffield City Hall, UK
Dec 8: London Royal Albert Hall, UK
Dec 11: Portsmouth Guildhall, UK
Dec 12: Birmingham Symphony Hall, UK

Feb 9: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, NC
Feb 11: Charlotte Ovens Auditorium, NC
Feb 12: Norfolk Chrysler Hall, VA
Feb 14: New York Beacon Theatre, NY
Feb 16: Boston Orpheum Theatre, MA
Feb 17: Toronto Massey Hall, ON
Feb 20: Chicago Riviera Theatre, IL
Feb 22: Minneapolis Orpheum Theatre, MN
Feb 24: Denver Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, CO
Feb 26: Phoenix Symphony Hall, AZ
Feb 28: Oakland Fox Theater, CA

Mar 2: Los Angeles Orpheum Theatre, CA

Read the entire article at the Guardian.

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  • T on

    First time I heard Zep was at a friends house, and it was his older sisters record. I had never heard that mix of heavy rock, blues, and classical elements fused together like that.
    I didn’t know a band could be that diverse all on the same record, and still make it work.
    I also like that Robert isn’t full of himself, but those early records launched probably as many musicians as the Ed Sullivan Beatles performance.

  • jeffrey heffernan on

    YAWWWWWWWWWNN,this pompas ass,oh he can go on tour with everyone and anybody ,but godforbid he gives the fans that have made him rich,what they have been begging for,a zep tour one last time,everyone else would love to do it,but this guy refuses too,oh but he loves to cash the checks from the zep days….what a joke

    • Keith G on

      I disagree, Jeff. If Robert doesn’t want to do a tour as Led Zep, who are you to say he must? At his age, he should do what he wants to do. He doesn’t owe the fans anything. Should he just go ahead and do it for the money, like Dokken did recently? Their performance SUCKED, probably because they weren’t really into it. Would I LOVE to see them to a reunion tour? You bet your ass, I would! But only if all of remaining members of the band were truly doing it because they wanted to. They should not tarnish their legacy for a big payday!

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