Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Release Their Rendition of “When The Levee Breaks”

Today, to celebrate the launch of their extensive summer tour, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss release their own rendition of “When The Levee Breaks” (Rounder Records). With the song having been a part of the country, blues and rock n roll canon for nearly a century, the duo’s smoldering take quickly became a climactic, ephemeral staple of their setlists over the past several years. Now, as more and more fans are getting to experience the fiddle-led, harmony-laden and dirge-like arrangement of a perennial favorite, Plant and Krauss are pleased to present their live version as a gift for all to hear.

“When The Levee Breaks” is Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ first single since 2021’s chart-topping album, Raise The Roof, and it channels a similar and singular combination of musical energies: “warm, mystical and at times slightly foreboding” (Variety). The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and 27x GRAMMY-winner are currently performing highlights from the record – as well as hits from 2007’s Raising Sand, and choice reimaginings of Led Zeppelin cuts – on a run of nearly 40 dates across North America. Reunited once more, and much sooner than the twelve years that passed between their previous two tours, the two vocalists are joined by an ace ensemble of guitarist JD McPherson, drummer Jay Bellerose, bassist Dennis Crouch, string player Stuart Duncan (who is showcased on the stunning modal fiddle solo), and multi-instrumentalist Viktor Krauss, all of whom can be heard on “When The Levee Breaks.”

After kicking off with a sold-out show at the legendary Cain’s Ballroom earlier this week, with a performance hailed as “a chemistry lesson for the ears” (Tulsa World), Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are continuing on to a series of amphitheaters, pavilions, opera houses and other historic venues from coast to coast, from now until September. They will also join Willie Nelson & Family, Bob Dylan and Celisse for a stint of stops on the Outlaw Music Festival, and recently spoke to NPR’s Weekend Edition, Rolling Stone, USA Todayand Billboard about what crowds can expect on this tour, named one of the summer’s most anticipated by Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, AARP and more.

Can’t Let Go Tour 2024
6/7 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Amphitheater*
6/8 – Madison, WI – Breese Stevens Field*
6/11 – Des Moines, IA – Lauridsen Amphitheater at Waterworks Park*
6/12 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival*
6/14 – Toledo, OH – Toledo Zoo & Aquarium – Amphitheater*
6/15 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake*
6/18 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap*
6/19 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap*
6/21 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre^
6/22 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion^
6/23 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek^
6/26 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach^
6/28 – Syracuse, NY – Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview^
6/29 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater^
6/30 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center^
7/2 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center^
7/4 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion – Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic
7/6 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center For the Arts^
7/7 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium^
8/8 – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater*
8/9 – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater*
8/11 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Folk Music Festival
8/13 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre*
8/14 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre*
8/16 – Seattle, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery*
8/17 – Seattle, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery*
8/19 – Eugene, OR – The Cuthbert Amphitheater*
8/21 – Murphy’s, CA – Ironstone Amphitheatre*
8/22 – Stanford, CA – Frost Amphitheater*
8/24 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre*
8/25 – Highland, CA – Yaamava’ Theater*
8/26 – Flagstaff, AZ – Pepsi Amphitheater*
8/28 – Santa Fe, NM – The Santa Fe Opera*
8/29 – Santa Fe, NM – The Santa Fe Opera*
8/31 – Colorado Springs, CO – Ford Amphitheater*
9/1 – Vail, CO – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater*
*w/ JD McPherson
^Outlaw Music Festival w/ Willie Nelson & Family, Bob Dylan, Celisse