Led Zeppelin reunion rumors are like the Energizer bunny from those old commercials. They keep going… and going… and going. So despite numerous rejections from the band, many fans and critics alike can’t help but feel that an announcement is around the corner. Well, we’re sorry to be the ones to burst that bubble yet again. Robert Plant recently stated that he has no interest in a reunion and is annoyed at how the rumors distract from his current work.
“It’s almost as if people can’t see that I have other projects. It’s like a woman with white heels and a pencil skirt passing by will attract my eyes, but most will miss it completely,” the former frontman said (via tourdates.co.uk).
If you were thinking that maybe they’ll be some Zeppelin news after his Band of Joy finishes their tour, again, sorry to disappoint. Plant also mentioned that next up, he’d like to play with nomadic Berber and Tuareg musicians from the tribes of North Africa. So enjoy Band of Joy while it lasts, ’cause it doesn’t look like his music will be getting more accessible any time soon.
Instead of wishing for what may never come, perhaps Zeppelin fans can take solace that Band of Joy has been playing some tunes from Plant’s former band. Plus, there is always Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience. Either way, enjoy what you can get and ignore the rumors.
Robert Plant’s Band of Joy 2011 Tour Dates:
01/18 Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
01/19 Pittsburgh, PA @ Peterson Events Center (University of Pittsburgh)
01/21 Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium
01/22 Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
01/25 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
01/26 Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
01/28 Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
01/29 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
02/01 Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
02/02 Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
02/04 North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
02/05 Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
02/07 Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
02/08 Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
02/09 Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium