TOUR NEWS : ROBERT PLANT PRESENTS SAVING GRACE FEATURING SUZI DIAN UK TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR NOVEMBER 2023

ROBERT PLANT PRESENTS
SAVING GRACE
FEATURING SUZI DIAN
UK TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR NOVEMBER 2023
With special guest Taylor McCall

BRAND NEW TRACK “AS I ROVED OUT” EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE TO TICKET BUYERS

Robert Plant’s Saving Grace, the co-operative featuring Suzi Dian (vocals), Oli Jefferson (percussion), Tony Kelsey (mandolin, baritone, acoustic guitar), and Matt Worley (banjo, acoustic, baritone guitars, cuatro) have today announced a full UK tour in November 2023. Starting in Brighton on Wednesday 1st November, Saving Grace will tour some of the UK’s most striking theatres.

Since forming in 2019, Saving Grace have received numerous acclaims for their live shows with Bob Harris describing it as ‘One of the best gigs I’ve seen in years’ and Toni Woodward, Americana UK providing a perfect summary: “…These five musicians have produced a supreme ninety minutes of music with considered interpretations of others compositions, ensuring they present an innovative exploration of the songs whilst maintaining their true essence. Furthermore, this odyssey has been undertaken in the spirit of appreciation, musicianship, and exultation: they truly are a band of joy!”.

Following their incredible live shows, Saving Grace have just announced their first ever track release – “As I Roved Out”. As a thank you to ticket buyers for the upcoming tour, fans will receive an exclusive free download link to the track on their ticket confirmation upon purchase.

Joining the tour as special guest will be singer, songwriter and musician Taylor McCall. The South Carolina native began his musical journey at age 7 after finding his grandfather’s guitar that was stashed under the bed.  Taylor dove headfirst into mastering the instrument, completely self-taught.  At 17, the songs that he put together for his debut EPs were testament to his talent as both musician and songwriter: with captivating tracks “Jericho Rose”, “Quartermaster” and “Waccamaw Drive” garnering his 26 million plays to date in his top 10.

Appropriately, it’s his grandfather’s voice that opens Taylor’s striking debut album, Black Powder Soul which was released in 2021. Produced by Sean McConnell (Michael Franti, Wade Bowen), Black Powder Soul is the product of a winding musical journey for McCall and his own sense of unique musicianship-incorporating self-taught styles.

Tickets go on sale 10am on Friday 18th August via www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk

ROBERT PLANT PRESENTS SAVING GRACE FEATURING SUZI DIAN UK TOUR NOVEMBER 2023
Wednesday 01               Brighton Dome
Thursday 02                   Guilford G Live
Sunday 05                        Birmingham Symphony Hall
Tuesday 07                      Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Wednesday 08               Cardiff St Davids Hall
Saturday 11                    Salford Lowry Theatre
Monday 13                       Oxford New Theatre
Thursday 16                   Basingstoke The Anvil
Friday 17                          Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sunday 19                        Grimsby Auditorium
Monday 20                       Gateshead Sage
Wednesday 22               Bradford St Georges
Thursday 23                   Stoke Victoria Hall

REVIEWS FOR SAVING GRACE LIVE
‘…The songs they select are often sung in close harmony, often spiritual and accompanied, appropriately enough, with banjo and acoustic guitar, plus superb electric guitar and rock drumming as well. Even though there were thousands there, the band created an extraordinary level of emotional intensity and intimacy. It was a magical ending to Sunday evening.’
The Evening Standard

‘…Their music was sublime, laid-back and bluesy with eastern and folk influences. Robert was in fine voice, Suzi’s vocals blended perfectly, as well as standing out and owning it in her own right. With warm harmonies from Tony and Matt … we couldn’t believe our luck!”’.
Ultimate Classic Rock

“The overriding sense of enjoyment emanating around the hall tonight has been at the heart of the performance, with a strong sense of musical respect and camaraderie.”
Americana UK

“Plant is first and foremost a music fan, collecting songs from crossroads in Mississippi, villages in ancient Avalon and Hibernia, the mountains of Appalachia, camps in the Sahara, or los barrios de Los Ángeles, and adding them all to the pot. Saving Grace have the ears and the chops to go with him, wherever he pleases, although they lead him as much as he leads them. The rest of us were blessed to be in the room.”
Hot Press

‘….And herein lies part of what makes Saving Grace so special. It’s the songs. In a word, they’re great. They’re great songs to start with, but this band (and it is very much a ‘band’, in no way a ‘victory lap’ platform for Plant) takes them to new places…. While you could hear the swampy origins, the magical thing is the way this set is rocked up and reworked with a mix of acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, mandolin and cuatro, all delivered with great depth and colour by Tony Kelsey and Matt Worley.
Kelsey makes up for the lack of a bass by playing some excellent baritone guitar. Oli Jefferson’s percussion is understated and everything this night needs.’
Irish Examiner

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