Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Robert Plant extends US tour with new fall concert dates

Robert Plant is extending his US tour in support of “Carry Fire” with a series of newly-added concert dates this fall.

In addition to a previously-announced series of festival appearances in September – including St. Louis’ LouFest, the Telluride Blues & Brews, Kaaboo in Del Mar, California and Louisville’s Bourbon & Beyond – the rocker has filled out the run with gigs in Kansas City, MO, Santa Fe, NM, Tucson, AZ, Tulsa, OK, and three shows in Texas that wrap up with a taping of a future Austin City Limits broadcast on PBS.

Outside of the festivals, tickets for all new Plant shows are now on sale at

News of the fall headline concerts comes on the heels of the completion of a series of North American dates by Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters last month; the group are launching a two-week trek across Europe that starts this week.

Issued last fall, “Carry Fire” peaked at No. 14 on the US Billboard 200 while reaching No. 3 on the UK charts.

Plant recently issued an animated video for the track “New World” from the project.

“Every day our senses are assaulted by the ridiculous,” says the rocker. “It's not so long ago that today's plots and wrangles between nation governments would seem too far-fetched to inspire a Hollywood blockbuster. The perversions and struggles leave a shadow over the spirit of the people and the land. It's not an original sin. Every era bears the burden of chaos and warmongering. Time immemorial.

"’New World’ is a comment on a recent history of conquest and submission. How fitting that Shepard Fairey, Aaron Huey and Ernesto Yerena complemented our music in such a way. They are artists of great conscience and sensitivity. I'm most grateful. I'm also pleased to add my support to”

The foundation's mission statement is “to create awareness and support for native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable native communities … by using music, the arts, the media and indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard.”

Robert Plant
"Carry Fire"

2018 North American tour

Sep 09 - St. Louis, MO @ LouFest
Sep 10 - Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Sep 13 - Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Opera
Sep 15 - Telluride, CO @ Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Sep 16 - Del Mar, CA @ KAABOO
Sep 19 - Tucson, AZ @ Centennial Hall
Sep 21 - Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
Sep 23 - Louisville, KY @ Bourbon & Beyond Festival
Sep 25 - Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at The Toyota Music Factory
Sep 27 - Lubbock, TX @ Lubbock Municipal Auditorium
Sep 29 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater

See also:

Led Zeppelin preview official 50th anniversary book
Robert Plant addresses Led Zeppelin 50th anniversary reunion speculation
Led Zeppelin streams Black Dog from Song Remains The Same reissue
Robert Plant streams animated video for New World
Search Led Zeppelin at hennemusic