Robert Plant is doing his bit and we’re happy for him.

The Led Zeppelin frontman will be touring with a number of artists to play at a 11-day benefit show for refugees. The Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees is a tour taking place in mid October. The money recovered will be utilised for the welfare of refugees around the world. Artists like Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, the Milk Carton Kids and others are also part of the run.

Robert said he would be more than happy to do this tour. He was quoted saying, “When I watch the news and see people from these places being displaced by hatred and ignorance, I know that these people are just like you and me. All they want is to live in peace and have their children grow up loved, fed and educated.”

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Robert’s views on the refugees staying in camps and not getting proper facilities were highlighted when he stated,“That seems a million miles away for many people at the moment. They are living in refugee camps, in conditions that are far below sustenance levels. When I heard that some of my friends were rallying to do a series of concerts to help raise funds and awareness, to help address the basic needs of food, shelter and medical care, I wanted to help, in whatever way I could.”

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He also mentioned that this is his effort to help the refugees is not a political statement. He added,”One thing that I want to make clear: as with all the other members of this tour, I will be performing two or three songs a night and no more. I’m not making a political statement. The organisation that is receiving these funds is a religious one. This appeal is trying to help on the ground wherever it can.”

“I hope that my voice, along with my friends, helps bend the arc of the universe a little more toward the loving and helps with the work of getting the basic essentials of life to those who are without.”

The tour dates are as follows:

Boulder Theater, Colorado – 6th
Helzberg Hall, Kansas City – 8th
Rococo Theater, Lincoln – 9th
Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis – 11th
Pabst Theater, Milwaukee (w/Robert Plant) – 12th
Vic Theater, Chicago (w/Robert Plant) – 13th
Massey Hall, Toronto (w/Robert Plant) – 14th
Berklee Performance Center, Boston (w/Robert Plant) – 16th
Town Hall, New York City (w/Robert Plant) – 18th
Merriam Theater, Philadelphia (w/Robert Plant) – 19th
Lisner Auditorium, Washington DC (w/Robert Plant) – 21st