Rio to host Zeppelin's Robert Plant in concert

16th Oct 2012

Rio is to host thousands of Led Zeppelin fans from around the globe as former lead singer Robert Plant prepares to perform a concert of solo hits, blues influences and Zeppelin classics.

Led Zeppelin were one of the most successful English rock bands of all time, formed after Plant met guitarist Jimmy Page in the late sixties.

After Led Zeppelin discontinued in 1980, Plant continued his career with his most recent album, 2010's Band Of Joy, named after his original sixties band. A 2007 country album Raising Sand, was also recorded with singer Alison Krauss. He has been named by Rolling Stone as one of the world's most influential rock singers.

Mary Byker, a British expatriate and music lover living in Rio, told The Rio Times: "Led Zeppelin were hugely important to rock music, Jimmy Page was an incredible guitarist added to John Bonham's thunderous syncopated drums and the subtle influence of John Paul Jones, the icing on the cake would have to be voice of Robert Plant."

Plant is just one of several prestigious acts to perform in Rio, including Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Buddy Guy and BB King.

The concert at Rio's HSBC Arena, which also features backing act The Sensational Space Shifters, takes place on October 18.

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