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So far there are already a couple of gigs booked, and who knows how things develop, but here's to great (new?!) music being enjoyed by audiences wherever Robert plays whether solo or with the Sensational Space Shifters:)


So there are the two dates at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow: January 31 and February 1, 2016 as part of a tribute to Bert Jansch. Proceeds go to the Bert Jansch Foundation.


And in March, Robert and SSS will perform at the Okeechobee Festival in Florida (March 4, 5, 6, 2016).




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that's lovely that they're starting to book dates.  For whatever reason, when their 2015 tour wrapped i had this feeling that he was going to close the book on this band and move on to something new, as tends to be his custom once a band really really gets cookin, he tends to go off and do something else.  So it's refreshing and delightful that he's keeping this crew together and going back out and hopefully doing some new stuff.

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Looks like another gig has been lined up, this one for the lucky people in Louisiana: March 11, 2016 at Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium, Shreveport, LA

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Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters

Musician Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters

Musician Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters will perform March 11 at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. (Photo: (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images))


Ever heard of Led Zeppelin?

Robert Plant, former lead singer of the British rock band, will embark on Shreveport with his newest group Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters with special guests The Sonics at 8 p.m. March 11 at Municipal Auditorium.

The stage will be packed with veteran musicians.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters' latest album is "Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar."


What: Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters

Where: Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium

When: 8 p.m., March 11 

Cost: $60 for general admission floor, $50-$60 reserved seating 

Info: Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Jan.15 at CenturyLink Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000. 




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Spring dates for the "Blues...Roots and Hollers (A Southern Journey)" * tour in the southern US and new album news from Robert and the SSS! Oh yeah!!

Robert Plant Announces 2016 US Tour Dates

January 11, 2016 11:28 AM

Robert Plant / Ed Miles

Photo: Ed Miles


By Radio.com Staff

Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters have announced a tour of the American South this Spring.

“I’m always eager to return to the hospitality of the Southern states,” Plant said in a statement. “Towns and cities that hold fond memories for me personally, places that gave birth to so much of the music I love.”

“Our recent travels have taken this wild whirlwind of a band though many incredible and inspiring places. Having just begun work on our new album, we thought we’d take time out to raise a little sand and welcome springtime with one more adventure, another celebration of life and song.”

The tour kicks on March 4th at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, see the full dates below.

03/04-06 – Okeechobee, FL – Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
03/06 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
03/07 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
03/09 – Jackson, MS – Thalia Mara Hall
03/10 – Baton Rouge, LA – River Center Theatre
03/11 – Shreveport, LA – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
03/13 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
03/15 – The Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
03/17 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
03/18 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Center Performing Arts Center
03/20 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at Moody Theater**



You can purchase tickets here: http://www.robertplant.com/#road/2010


** This concert will "... double as an Austin City Limits taping."

* ** via http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/robert-plant-plans-southern-journey-tour-20160111





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17 hours ago, Walter said:

This is unreal.  The night he's playing in St Augustine is the home opener for the Orlando City SC here and we just bought tickets for it last week.  Some things just don't work sometimes....

St Augustine is beautiful, is he playing outdoors there?

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5 hours ago, zepscoda said:

St Augustine is beautiful, is he playing outdoors there?

Yes, and we love the Ampitheatre there - smallish, with great site lines.  So pissed these two events are on the same day!  I love St. Augustine too - we vacation there at least once a year at Hammock Beach, just south of the city.  Love to visit St George street and the old fort, etc.  

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I do believe I will attend Robert's concert in Dallas on March 15 at the Bomb Factory.  The last time I saw Robert was when his SSS tour opened in Dallas at the Palladium Ballroom on June 20, 2013.  Even though I love Mr. Plant, I am not too enamored with his reinterpretations of "classic" Led Zeppelin songs.  I prefer the bluesy and the hard rock, not so much the folksy and bluegrass style.  Nevertheless, this is Robert Plant and who knows when I will be able to see him live and in person again. 

Edited to add:  If anyone on this forum is planning to attend this concert and may want to meet before the concert, I will be the one wearing a Led Zeppelin shirt.  I should be easy to spot. 

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Fans have a chance to win tickets for a couple of the upcoming shows:

Win tickets to Robert Plant at Mobile Saenger Theater March 7


Win BOB's tickets to Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters at ACL Live on March 20th!

(^ this one would be amazing to get to see!)

Good luck :)

p.s. Tickets go on sale January 15, 2016 at 10AM.

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^ Good luck, Walter, hope it all works out and you get to enjoy both :)

On Friday, July 1, 2016, Robert & the SSS will be playing at the Rock Werchter 2016 Music Festival (June 30 - July 3, 2016) in Belgium. 




22 JAN 2016

More acts confirmed!

This week another handful of artists have confirmed for Rock Werchter 2016. It’s a nice little haul: The Last Shadow Puppets, New Order, Disclosure, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Paul Kalkbrenner and Black Box Revelation.

Work in progress, about 25% complete… The bill for the festival, taking place at Festival Park in Werchter from Thursday 30th June until Sunday 3rd July, is taking more and more shape each week. New Order and Disclosure will perform Thursday 30th June. Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters and Black Box Revelation have been added to the programme of Friday 1st July. They join Bring Me The Horizon, Parov Stelar, Richard Hawley, The Offspring and Rammstein. Paul Kalkbrenner will come to Werchter on Saturday 2nd July. He will share the Saturday line-up with Courtney Barnett, Beirut, PJ Harvey, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Editors. The Last Shadow Puppets will perform on the last festival day. For Sunday 3rd July, MØ, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Jamie xx and Florence + the Machine were already confirmed. More on the way.



Here's some more info on the other acts lined up so far: http://www.rockwerchter.be/en/line-up


Some info about the festival itself:

Rock Werchter 2016 runs from Thursday 30 June to Sunday 3 July. Over these four days music’s finest can be seen and heard on the three stages at the Werchter Festival Park (Belgium) : the Main Stage, KluB C and The Barn. At Rock Werchter, we firmly believe in bringing together a mix of different genres. That has proved very popular. Rock Werchter is an international hit and has been awarded multiple prizes. Over four days 150,000 unique festivalgoers from every conceivable direction made their way to the sold-out festival in 2015.



Rock Werchter Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rockwerchterfestival





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More tour dates! This time, some summer European shows have been announced, and it sounds as if more is to come :D



Photo: Dana Distortion

Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters have announced initial details of festival shows across Europe this summer.

Kicking off on July 1st at Rock Werchter, see the confirmed shows below:

01/07 - Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belguim
02/07 - Beauregard Festival, Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France
07/07 - NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal
28/07 - Arena Wien, Vienna, Austria

Tickets for these dates can be found here - http://www.robertplant.com/#road/2010

Check back on the site over the next few weeks for further show announcements!


p.s. You have to click on 'Future' on the 'tickets' link. Apparently this was tricky for some people.

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Some info about the shows at the festivals in France and Portugal (both translated):

 January 25, 2016


Beauregard festival or castle life June 30 & 1, 2, 3 July 2016.

Saturday, July 2, A legend lives ignite Beauregard to embark and climb the Stairway to Heaven, Robert Plant, singer of the English cultissimes Led Zeppelin, will honor us with his presence with his excellent combo The Sensational Space Shifters. Since the separation of the legendary band in 1980, Robert Plant career is still abundant and creative with 10 solo albums that have continued successfully to explore multiple pathways blues in East Africa to folk always under the seal of rock. His live performances have lost none of their energy and charisma, his great voice to the incredible capabilities, recognizable among all, we never made vibrate and shudder. In the program a journey through the history of Led Zeppelin rock the splendid Lullaby And ... The Ceaseless Roar released in 2014.


TICKETS & PRACTICAL INFO: http://www.festivalbeauregard.com/en/practical-uses/

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A translated write-up of the gig at NOS Alive Festival (July 7 - 9, 2016) in Portugal:


Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters

7 JUL • Stage ON


Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, mythical singer of Led Zeppelin and considered by many the greatest voice of all time, will rise to the Stage ON 07 July, to which are also already confirmed The Chemical Brothers, Pixies, The 1975 Wolf Alice and John Grant.

A name that needs no introduction, Robert Plant is responsible for having influenced artists such as Freddie Mercury, Kurt Cobain, Axl Rose, Jeff Buckley and Jack White. In addition to the long career as frontman of Led Zeppelin, Plant issued 10 studio albums and worked with many legends of music, apart from former teammate Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Skip Spence, Phil Collins and Alison Krauss.

In 2008 the American magazine Rolling Stone said Robert Plant at 15 in the list of 100 best vocalists of all time. In 2011 the readers of the same magazine named Plant as the best singer in history. In 2009 he was appointed by listeners of British radio Planet Rock as the best rock voice. Several other publications, radio and music critics around the world have given the same prominence to the artist, who is now arguably one of the most important and influential musicians of all time.

The long list of awards, are the five gramophones which raised the 51st Gala Grammy in 2009 with the album "Raising Sand" made in collaboration with Alison Krauss. The double was the big winner of the night.

Robert Plant, a living legend. A must-see concert on 07 July at the Passeio Marítimo de Algés.



You can see the other acts scheduled to perform here: http://nosalive.com/cartaz/

TICKETS: http://nosalive.com/bilhetes-2016/

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Some fan photos are coming in from the first Bert Inspired: A Concert for Bert Jansch tribute at The Old Fruitmarket, Celtic Connections (31-1-2016):

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Instagram media blurmex - Bert Inspired: A concert for Bert Jansch  #grahamcoxon #bertjansch #robertplant #celticconnections2016 #celticconnections   Instagram media blurmex - So much talent #celticconnections #bertjansch #robertplant #jacquimcshee #grahamcoxon #bernardbutler #benwatt #folk #celticconnections2016  #Repost @annikamare

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Instagram media jack.i.lyn - #celticconnections2016 #TibuteToBertJansch #RobertPlant #Glasgow   Instagram media jack.i.lyn - High quality photo I know....but it's #RobertPlant so who cares #celticconnections2016 #TibuteToBertJansch #Glasgow

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Instagram media famous_when_dead - What a line up of artists for the Bert Jansch tribute at Celtic Connections: Robert Plant, Graham Coxon, Ben Watt, Bernard Butler, Karine Polwart and more sharing the stage here at the finale. Very special evening...   Instagram media grdnrlly - #bert #jansch #supergroup #robertplant #grahamcoxon #karinepolwart #celticconnections

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Instagram media archibald_photography - Robert Plant playing Baby I'm gonna leave you. My life is complete... < Playing "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" (pikore.com/archibald_photography) http://www.pikore.com/m/1174897463674015785_2639867







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