Robert Plant Adds to 2017-18 Tour

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Robert Plant announced the first North American headlining dates on Sept. 26 for his upcoming world tour celebrating the release of his new studio album, Carry Fire, which was released Oct. 13 via Nonesuch/Warner Bros. The album track “Bluebirds Over the Mountain” features special guest Chrissie Hynde joining Plant on vocals.

The live dates–which once again see Plant accompanied by the Sensational Space Shifters–begin Nov. 16 in the U.K. and Feb. 9 in North America. After another break, the tour continues in Australia (complete dates below). Additional dates will be announced soon. Tickets for the North American dates are available here.

Related: Robert Plant talks about Carry Fire

In addition, every ticket purchased online will be joined by either a physical or digital copy of the new album, Carry Fire. Instructions on how to redeem the album will be emailed after ticket purchase.

His eleventh solo album and first full-length release since 2014’s lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar, Carry Fire was produced by Plant in the west of England at Top Cat Studio in Box, Wiltshire, with additional recordings at Real World Studios and Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire, Wales. As before, Plant is accompanied by the Sensational Space Shifters: Justin Adams on guitar, acoustic guitar, oud, E-bow quartet, percussion, snare drum, tambourine; John Baggott on keyboards, moog, loops, percussion, drums, brass arrangement, t’bal, snare drum, slide guitar, piano, electric piano, bendir; Billy Fuller on bass, keyboards and drum programming; Dave Smith on bendir, tambourine, djembe, drum kit; and Liam “Skin” Tyson on dobro, guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, 12-string.

Plant and the Space Shifters are joined on Carry Fire by a number of special guests, including the aforementioned Chrissie Hynde, Albanian cellist Redi Hasa and acclaimed musician Seth Lakeman, who contributes viola and fiddle to three tracks. Lakeman will join the Sensational Space Shifters on all upcoming world tour dates.

Related: Plant performed “Whole Lotta Love” in a tour rehearsal

Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters spent nearly two years on the road together supporting lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar.

“It’s about intention,” says Plant about the new album. “I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the trawl and incentive to create new work. I must mix old with new. Consequently the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat, the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation”.



16 – Plymouth Pavilions – Plymouth
17 – Colston Hall – Bristol
22 – Cymru Arena – Llandudno
24 – Newcastle City Hall – Newcastle Upon Tyne
25 – Liverpool Olympia – Liverpool
Nov 27 SEC Armadillo – Glasgow
Nov 28 Perth Concert Hall – Perth
Nov 30 O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester

02 – Ulster Hall – Belfast
03 – Bord Gais Energy Theatre – Dublin
06 – City Hall – Sheffield
11 – Guildhall – Portsmouth
12 – Symphony Hall – Birmingham

9 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
11 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
12 – Norfolk, VA – Chrysler Hall
14 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
16 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
17 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
20 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
22 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre
24 – Denver, CO – Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
26 – Phoenix, AZ – Symphony Hall
28 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

02 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
26 – Sydney, Australia – Sydney Opera House
27 – Sydney, Australia – Sydney Opera House
30 – Byron Bay, Australia – Byron Bay Bluesfest

01 – Melbourne, Australia – Palais Theatre
02 – Melbourne, Australia – Palais Theatre
08 – Perth, Australia – Riverside Theatre


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