Robert Plant joins North American ‘Lampedusa tour’
Robert Plant has been confirmed for select dates on the upcoming Lampedusa Concerts For Refugees tour.
He’ll join artists including Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and The Milk Carton Kids for 7 dates on the 11 stop run of shows across North America, which have been set up to highlight the plight of refugees across the world. Money raised will go towards supporting educational programmes for migrants.
Plant says: “I'm taking a break from recording the new Sensational Space Shifters record to be a part of 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. That seems a million miles away for many people at the moment
“I’m not making a political statement. The organisation that is receiving these funds is a religious one. However this is a totally secular mission. This appeal is trying to help on the ground wherever it can”.
Plant reports that, like other artists on the tour, he’ll only be performing “two or three” songs a night.