Friday, June 15, 2012

Robert Plant announces US concert date

Robert Plant has announced the second of two US concert dates this summer.

Plant and his new band, The Sensational Space Shifters, will perform at Birmingham’s historic Alabama Theatre on Sunday, August 12.

Robert is joined for this special show (from Austin, TX) by Patty Griffin. Since Patty’s Grammy winning album “Downtown Church” in 2010, she has collaborated with Plant in the very successful Band Of Joy project.

Tickets for the very special engagement will go on sale Friday, June 22nd at 10am through Ticketmaster and are priced at $59.50, $45.00 and $35.00, plus applicable service charge.

As previously announced, the day before the Birmingham show, Plant will play the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival’s 25th anniversary in Clarksdale, Mississippi on August 11.

Robert debuted his new band last month at the Guildhall in Gloucester, UK.

The Sensational Space Shifters are:

Robert Plant – vocals, harmonica
Juldeh Camara of JuJu – ritti (one-stringed African Violin), kologo (African Banjo), talking drum, vocals.
Justin Adams of JuJu, Jah Wobble – guitar, bendir, vocals
John Baggott of Massive Attack, Portishead – keyboards
Liam “Skin” Tyson of Cast – guitar, vocals
Dave Smith of JuJu, Outhouse Ruhabi – drums and percussion
Billy Fuller of JuJu, Beak – bass guitar, vocals

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Robert Plant – Song To The Siren
The Guildhall - Gloucester, UK - May 8, 2012

See also:

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