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Led Zep's Plant to rock out Olympia

FORMER Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is set to play an intimate live concert in Dublin this year.

The Diary can exclusively reveal how the rock legend is set to jet into town on November 1 to perform a rare gig at the Olympia Theatre.

The British music icon will be joined on stage by his new group, The Band Of Joy, which features singer Patty Griffin, Darrell Scott, Byron House, Marco Giovino and Nashville producer and guitarist Buddy Miller in the line-up.

Insiders have revealed how Plant is also planning to catch up with his old pal Ronnie Wood during his visit to Dublin. The Rolling Stone singer is a regular on Irish shores, given that he has a home in Co Kildare.

The pair are even rumoured to be in talks about collaborating together on a single. Speaking about his forthcoming tour, Plant said: "It's been a remarkable change of direction for all of us and as a group we all seem to have developed a new groove.

"It's been a blast working on these new songs and I'm enjoying such creativity and vitality," he added.

The Led Zeppelin icon has also signed up to play four gigs in the UK during September and October, which are timed to coincide with the release of his latest Americana-styled album, Band Of Joy, on September 13. Ticket prices for his Dublin gig will start at €55 including booking fee and will go on sale this Friday at 9am.

Concert promoters MCD are expecting seats for the one-off event to sell out in record time.