Led Zeppelin singer, Robert Plant, announced that he will be joining the upcoming Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees tour. The tour will visit 11 cities in the U.S. and will help raise awareness for the worldwide refugee crisis. Plant will make an appearance to sing up to three songs at the final seven shows. The tour kicks off on October 6th in Boulder, Colorado and will run through October 21st in Washington, D.C.
Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and The Milk Carton Kids will be performing at all of the Lapedusa: Concerts for the Refugees shows.
Plant stated in a message on his website that he decided to take a break from recording a new album with his current group, The Sensational Space Shifters” to take part in “this very important and worthwhile cause.”
“When I watch the news and see people from these places being displaced by hatred and ignorance, I know that these people are just like you and me. All they want is to live in peace and have their children grow up loved, fed and educated… I hope that my voice, along with my friends, helps bend the arc of the universe a little more toward the loving and helps with the work of getting the basic essentials of life to those who are without,” Plant said.
The tour is named after an Italian island that serves as a stopping place for refugees seeking safety in Europe. Visit JRSUSA.org for more information.
For a full list of tour dates or for more information CLICK HERE.