Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters will tour the UK and Ireland for 13 dates this November, stopping off at The Ulster Hall, Belfast on 23 Novemberand Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on 24 November.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 27 June at 9am.
Robert Plant’s new album, ‘lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar’, will be released September 8th on Nonesuch/East West Records.
Produced by Robert Plant, the album is his label debut and features 11 new recordings, 9 of which are original songs written by Robert Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters—Justin Adams: bendirs, djembe, guitars, tehardant, background vocals; John Baggott: keyboards, loops, moog bass, piano, tabal, background vocals; Juldeh Camara: kologo, ritti, Fulani vocals; Billy Fuller: bass, drum programming, omnichord, upright bass; Dave Smith: drum set; and Liam “Skin” Tyson: banjo, guitar, background vocals.
The first single from the album, ‘Rainbow,’ will be released this summer.
Sun 23rd BELFAST, Ulster Hall
Mon 24th DUBLIN, Olympia
Belfast: Tickets cost from 49 pounds including booking fee
Dublin: Tickets cost from 60.45 euro including fee
‘lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar’ is Robert Plant’s first record since 2010’s ‘Band of Joy’, which followed 2007’s six-time Grammy Award–winning collaboration with Alison Krauss, ‘Raising Sand’. Justin Adams and John Baggott of The Sensational Space Shifters appeared on Plant’s 2002 release ‘Dreamland’, while all but Camara and Smith appeared on 2005’s ‘Mighty Rearranger’. The new-album line-up recently toured the world before recording ‘lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar’ at Helium Studios in Wiltshire and Real World Studios in Bath, UK. ‘Rainbow’ was recorded in Contino Rooms in London. Tchad Blake mixed all but three tracks on the album.
“It’s really a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep,” Plant says.
“The whole impetus of my life as a singer has to be driven by a good brotherhood. I am very lucky to work with The Sensational Space Shifters. They come from exciting areas of contemporary music…I have been around awhile and I ask myself, do I have anything to say? Is there a song still inside me? In my heart? I see life and what’s happening to me. Along the trail there are expectations, disappointments, happiness, questions and strong relationships,” Plant explains, “…and now I’m able to express my feelings through melody, power and trance; together in a kaleidescope of sound, colour and friendship.”
Robert Plant and The Sensational Shape Shifters play The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury at 5.30pm on Saturday.