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Robert Plant and The Band Of Joy – Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre, Tucson, AZ

22 July 2010 3,807 views 2 Comments

Phoenix photo by Tom-Tingle


Down to the Sea, Angel Dance, House of Cards, Misty Mountain Hop, Somewhere Trouble Don’t Go, Rich Woman, Oh What a Beautiful City/Wader in the Water/In My Time of Dying, All the King’s Horses, Satisfied Mind, If I Had My Way, Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down, Central 209, Monkey, Houses of the Holy, Tall Cool One, Over the Hills and Far Away, Gallows Pole
Encores: Harm’s Swift Way, Thank You, Rock and Roll, Goodnight

This review sent in from Ozone baby via email:

Talk about luck! I was supposed to go to Elton John in Tucson last night, and as I drove down there from Phoenix yesterday afternoon and went to pick up my ticket around 6pm, they had just announced that Sir Elton came down with food poisoning, which forced him to postponed the show until tonight. So, what to do, since my hotel was booked and paid for? Oh yeah, Robert was in town! So, I got in my car, drove 10 miles southwest of Tucson to a nice Indian Casino, and walked up to the window and got a 3rd row seat! Nice! Really nice amphitheatre as well. I’m still amazed that Plant and John were playing this small Arizona desert town on the same night (or were supposed to).

 Anyway, really glad I decided to go a second night of Band of Joy (went to Phoenix last night as well). The crowd was really into it, and unlike last night in Phoenix, I stood the whole time, and so was just about everyone in the first ten rows. MUCH more enthusiastic crowd versus Phoenix, in my opinion.

 Unfortunately, we were treated to two less songs than Phoenix: no Please Read The Letter and no Patty Griffin cover of Zep’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine. Regardless though, I’d rate the songs and show the same as I did in my Phoenix review, and Robert and Band were clearly having a great time.

 I will say that Scott is a very talented musician, and on both nights, sang lead vocals on a song that I don’t believe was done during the prior shows. His spectacular slide guitar had Robert commenting after one particular song early in the set that that was “some spacey freaked out stuff”.

 Couldn’t remember all the Plantations last night, but during the encore (or maybe the end of it), he did laugh and wish “Eltie a quick recovery”, so he could perform tonight’s show!

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  • Cathy Frontrow said:

    Masterpiece vocals!!!!!! Could not ask for more.

  • Kurt Finchum said:

    There is one tune missing in the setlist, ‘If I Had My Way’, featuring Patty Griffin. It was after ‘Satisfied’ and before ‘Satan’.

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