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Plant, Not Zeppelin, Touring in May

File a Led Zeppelin reunion tour under "What May and What Should Really Come to Be." Just don't count on it happening this spring. 

Robert Plant has set aside the month of May for a European tour with Allison Krauss, with whom he collaborated on the recent album Raising Sand.

Plant and Krauss will kick off their jaunt across Europe May 5 in Birmingham, England, before continuing on to Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway, it was announced Thursday.

The trek is slated to wrap May 22 in London.

The duo has also said they plan to tour in the U.S., though no dates have been announced.

Plant, of course, is fresh off of Led Zeppelin's hugely successful one-night show at London's O2 Arena Monday, which sparked renewed rumors that the rockers would go on to launch a full-scale reunion tour. Most notably, the rockers were being touted as a headlining act for this year's Bonnaroo festival, which is set for June 12-15 in Manchester, Tennessee.

Despite the high hopes of fans and concert promoters alike, no such plans have been announced.

Plant, in particular, has seemed opposed to the idea of hitting the road with his former bandmates.

"The whole idea of being on a cavalcade of merciless repetition is not what it's all about," he told London's Sunday Times before the O2 show. 

That said, if the band did decide to tour, there's little doubt it would be a sellout event.

More than 20 million fans entered the lottery for tickets to Monday's concert, for which only 16,000 tickets were available, according to organizers.

Meanwhile, Zeppelin's temporary return has propelled the band to a sizable increase in radio airplay, according to Mediabase, a firm that tracks such numbers for more than 1,800 radio stations in the U.S. and Canada.

Over a two-week period, the band saw a 15.1 percent rise in airplay, with 4,139 spins recorded on Monday and Tuesday of this week, up from 3,514 on Monday and Tuesday of the week before.

The number of song titles in rotation also went up 21 percent, from 84 to 106.

It seems plenty of fans are ready and waiting to get the Led out.   Sarah Hall , Los Angeles (E! Online)

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