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Robert Plant to embark on South American tour

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I have a friend that lives in Brasília but he says he figures tickets will be anywhere from $250-300 each which rules him out as far as attending.

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RobertPlant.com has just posted a date for The Sensational Space Shifters but I think that's in Spain

Nov 24th, 2012 - Balearic Islands, Entertainment Forum

Are there any more specifics on this? I can't seem to find any. Ibiza, probably?

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Robert Plant added a new date in São Paulo!

It's October 23 in the Espaço das Américas.

This, in addition to the date of October 22nd that was initially scheduled.

Which brings the total number of Robert Plant shows in Brazil to 7.

http://blogs.estadao...ow-extra-em-sp/

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So..is this covered elsewhere on here since I am a noob on the board-but not with Zep-Will there also be a second Band Of Joy project...I really enjoyed that cd and tour

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A couple of notes about the bands supporting the Sensational Space Shifters in México and Perú.

In Lima, it's been announced that the band opening for Robert Plant is called Novalima. It's a band whose sound has been described as "Afro-Peruvian" and "Latin Alternative". Its debut album appeared in 2002. Find more about the band and preview their songs on their official website: www.novalima.net

In Mexico City, concert promoter Ocesa announced in mid-September that the band opening for Robert Plant is La Manta. It's a band whose sound is deeply rooted in Mexican folk music, with heavy jazz influences. They're based in the city of Xalapa in the West of Mexico and their music can be sampled on www.lamanta.mx

* In response to ksgemini, you may find more information in this other thread:

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Thanks it still is a little vague...I have a feeling he will not put out 2-actually 3 counting LZ albums in the next 12 months but Band of Joy was so darn great when I saw them from the 10th row in a nice small venue...I'd like all of out it for sure!

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Robert Plant trailer, Argentina.

In Mexico, concert promoter Ocesa prepared this promotional fact sheet emphasizing in graphics the various key points of Robert Plant's career

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Terra Brasil had announced in late August that it would broadcast the Robert Plant concert of October 18th in Rio de Janeiro.

Today the company announced that the Rio concert will no longer be transmitted, but in its place, it's the São Paulo show of October 22th that will be broadcast live.

Terra, the largest Latin American digital media corporation, will broadcast Robert Plant's show of Monday, October 22th, live from the Espaço das Américas in São Paulo. The show of October 18 in Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena, which was previously announced as being part of (online platform) Live Music Rocks, will no longer be broadcast. The webcast can be followed live in High Definition (or Standard Definition, depending on the user's bandwidth) and also through tablets, smartphones and Sony network TVs.

http://musica.terra....reto+de+SP.html

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The Brazilians are having the distinctive honour, this year, of witnessing the release of Celebration Day in cinemas and having Robert Plant in the country, all in the same week.

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Reports are starting to pour in from the South, as Robert Plant did in Rio de Janeiro his first of seven shows in Brazil and kick-started his South American tour with the Sensational Space Shifters. Below's a translation I quickly prepared from an article on the web portal terra.com.br.

With a lot of blues, Robert Plant kick-starts Brazilian tour in Rio

By ANDRÉ NADDEO

www.terra.com.br

(own translation)

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Legendary ex Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant started his first presentation on Brazilian soil, after 16 years of absence (in South America), at 10 p.m. of Thursday, October 18th, at the HSBC Arena in Barra de Tijuca, west of Rio de Janeiro accompanied by his band The Sensational Space Shifters.

With his traditional long hair, tight jeans and long sleeve shirt, Robert Plant kick started the Brazilian tour making clear what his current music style is. The set list included, Fixing to Die, from the legendary Washington Booker White (better known as Bukka White) the blues is an explanation of Plant's musical background, and proof that the audience had to forget, at least for a few hours, the riffs of Jimmy Page. Extracted from the album Country Blues (1959) well before Led Zeppelin won the world's admiration, the song was also recorded by Bob Dylan in his debut album, three years later, and by Robert Plant of course in his 2002 solo album Dreamland.

Next, Tin Pan Vally is a kind of ode to his own career. The song, from Mighty Rearranger (2005) when the former Zeppelin was still with the Strange Sensation band, shows in ten words a Robert Plant, if not depressed, at least lamented:: "I live on former glory, so long ago and gone". He missed to explain this to the public, which applauded and accompanied the singer enthusiastically, even if it didn't know the lyrics.

From the 21st century a fast return to the 20th century, and more blues with "44 blues", whose origin is unknown (its birthplace is traced to Lousiana) with a definitive arrangement by Roosevelt Skyes who popularized the song that Plant has added to his set lists.

The Led Zeppelin songs that the public anxiously expected: Whole lotta love, Black Dog, which transcends its classic format and becomes sort of a Rock n Roll anthem, and Gallows Pole, all of this according to the setlist that Plant has executed in his recent performances.

Plant asked: "are you all OK in there?" After a positive response, he started the fourth song of the set, and the first landmark of the night for fans who paid up to $ 400 reais for a seat. Friends is the second track of Led Zeppelin III and was easily recognized by a more relieved public. It's worth to mention that this song has various Indian elements. It was the first in which the British group adopted string instruments that later became Led Zeppelin trademarks. Next, Black Dog was the first expected hymn of the night, but its sound wasn't recognised until after a while, causing surprise amid shouts of "here it's rock n roll!" The historic song of Led Zeppelin IV, which was named after a Labrador who incessantly came into the recording studio, had nothing to do, however, with its lyrics, and has one of the most famous riffs in history.

Plant couldn't have done less, and next he performed Bron-Y-Aur Stomp more aggressively and surprised with Ramble On a song which became one of the evening's highest points. "Is everything well up there?" said the owner of the night.

text in Portuguese: http://musica.terra....ira+no+Rio.html

More photographs here: http://musica.uol.co....htm?abrefoto=4

Edited by zemun

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