Yes July 26
Riot Fest
Lover's Lane

Stage Buzz: Robert Plant

As far as rock stars go, Robert Plant has been around the cosmos and back. He’s fronted a globally beloved powerhouse. He’s vocalized more multi-platinum records than you can count on two hands. He’s delved into alien genres both on his own and with friends (see 2007′s Raising Sand with Alison Krauss) and returned, this time with the Sensational Space Shifters, to the blues-rock he perfected four decades ago. Robert Plant’s influence is carved so deeply into the walls of rock music it’s difficult not to hear him in the veritable studs of past decades – Freddie Mercury, Tori Amos, Jack White. Still, despite all his success, the goals surpassed, the films, the books, the box sets, the near-deification, and, not to mention, his ever-ticking artistic odometer, Robert Plant is right where he was in 1969: playing honest music for fans who care, and playing it for the right reasons. Were the man stuck on a desert island, he’d sing himself to sleep at night. There’s something to be said for that. (Friday@Taste of Chicago, Petrillo Music Shell with The Lone Bellow)

– Matt Pollock

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