30 November, 2021Print
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss' Raise The Roof Debuts in Top 10 of Billboard 200
Raise The Roof, the first new album in fourteen years from the Grammy-winning, platinum-selling duo of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, debuts #7 on this week's Billboard 200, #1 on Billboard's Top Rock, Americana/Folk, Bluegrass and Independent Albums charts, and #3 on Top Country Albums, Top Album Sales andTastemaker Albums. Overseas, Raise The Roof enters the UK's main chart at #5, as it becomes clear "the rock god and bluegrass queen are making the earth move all over again" (People).
Raise The Roof has earned universal acclaim for Plant and Krauss - delivering both "an alternative to nearly all of its pop contemporaries" (The New York Times), and "a testimony to their mutual respect for a wide spectrum of music" (Vanity Fair) - and appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS Mornings, CBS Saturday Morning, PBS NewsHour, BBC's The One Show, The Zane Lowe Show and beyond.
Listen to Raise The Roof via Rounder Records: https://plantkrauss.lnk.to/RaiseTheRoof
Following the Grammy-sweeping success of 2007's Raising Sand, Plant and Krauss have returned with yet another unexpected and cosmic collision of early blues, country deep cuts, revolutionary folk-rock and lost soul music written by legends and unsung heroes like Merle Haggard, Allen Toussaint, The Everly Brothers, Anne Briggs, Geeshie Wiley, Bert Jansch, Ola Belle Reed, Brenda Burns and more. Produced by T Bone Burnett, Raise The Roof reaffirms why Plant and Krauss are "masters at dusting off generations-old tracks and making them saunter to a fresh, personal rhythm...They dig deeper into the corners of American music and by doing so, come up with something far more rare and incisive about its past" (Pitchfork).
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will have more to share before the end of the year, and in 2022 they will bring Raise The Roof to their first tour in over a decade. Presales for US dates began yesterday, including a series of bandshell shows spanning Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, NYC's Forest Hills Stadium and more. General onsale starts at 10am local time this Friday, December 3rd; find tickets and additional info here.
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Tour Dates
6/1 - Canandaigua, NY - CMAC
6/3 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
6/4 - Forest Hills, NY - Forest Hills Stadium
6/6 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
6/7 - Chicago, IL - Jay Pritzker Pavilion
6/9 - Indianapolis, IN - TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
6/11 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
6/12 - Philadelphia, PA - TD Pavilion @ The Mann
6/14 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre*
6/16 - Atlanta, GA - Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park*
6/26 - London, UK - BST Hyde Park
7/1 - Hamar, NO - Tjuvholmen Arena
7/2 - Bergen, NO - Bergenhus Fortress
7/5 - Rättvik, SE - Dalhalla
7/14 - Lucca, IT - Lucca Summer Festival - Piazza Napoleone
7/16 - Stuttgart, DE – JazzOpen Stuttgart 2022
7/18 - Sopot, PL - Opera Lesna
7/20 - Berlin, DE - Zitadelle
*On Sale at 9am EST on Dec 3
Praise for Raise The Roof
"Raise The Roof almost magically reclaims the spectral tone of Raising Sand, then finds ways to expand on it, delving further into both quiet subtleties and wailing intensity"
The New York Times
"With their combined talents and diverse tastes, the cliché about the odd coupling of bluegrass princess Krauss and rock god Plant doesn't apply…[Raise The Roof] is a testimony to their mutual respect for a wide spectrum of music"
"Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' Raise the Roof is an intense conversation between two friends who've sat at this table before, hashing out the blues...a more sublimely otherworldly one, something warm and friendly, but with a celestial chill that didn't exist during their first long talk"
"Just give Robert Plant and Alison Krauss's new album every eligible Grammy...It's like our ears are being hugged with very pleasant sound"
"Reunited and perfectly in tune...the rock god and bluegrass queen are making the earth move all over again"
"There's a subtle expansiveness to this music that reflects what both Krauss and Plant were up to during this time, exploring everything from classic country music to global sounds...a once in a lifetime collaboration"
"More than a decade later, Plant and Krauss are still proof that sometimes the best things come from unlikely collaborators"
"One of the most critically adored odd couples of music returns with another solid T Bone Burnett-produced amalgamation of folk, blues and country"
"A sublime re-imagining of roots music traditions, from unsung English folk singers to modern torchbearers and lost blues gems"
"There's more variety in mood and pace here, and the singers sound more firmly in command, showing off all the vocal and emotional colors at their disposal"
"As Krauss and Plant draw on their disparate backgrounds in bluegrass and arena rock, what emerges is a musical marvel"
"With versions that bend and reshape the originals, they once again leave their imprint on a well-curated songbook that suits their mystical nature"
"With vocal parts that merge and intertwine as if Plant and Krauss are each half of the same soul, the singers fully inhabit these songs. They make even the more familiar numbers indelibly their own"
"The album is a sensual, spirit-lifting mix of country, blues, soul and English folk that again captures the unique chemistry between the two singers"
"Stunning: a compendium of diverse re-imaginations of songs from the folk, country and Americana canon"
San Francisco Chronicle
"It may have taken 14 years to arrive, but Raise the Roof is another gem...it's surely as powerful as, and possibly better than, the twosome's impressive debut"
"How many times can you capture lightning in a bottle? If you're Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, the answer is at least twice"
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