ONE of the Black Country's top tribute bands are heading back out on their Stairway to Heaven with a host of gigs as Covid-19 restrictions ease.

Fred Zeppelin have, like so many other bands, been left twiddling their thumbs while the pandemic's lockdown restrictions have been at their most severe.

Now they are getting back on the road, albeit with reduced capacities and seated audiences for the initial dates.

The band are marking their 28th year together, during which time they have built up an ardent following, with admirers including Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant himself.

Their first show back on the road, at Lichfield Club on Friday May 21, is already sold out, and from there they head to Stoke Prior Social Club, near Bromsgrove, on Friday May 28.

June dates include the Austin Social Club, Birmingham, on June 5, Springfield Social Club, Rowley Regis, on June 11 and Stourport Workmen's Club on June 18.

For a full list of dates, and to buy tickets, visit