Robert Plant announces 2018 tour, shares new song

Robert Plant has announced the first North American headline dates on his upcoming world tour celebrating the release of his eagerly anticipated new album Carry Fire which arrives via Nonesuch/Warner Bros. at all music retailers and streaming services on Friday, October 13th. The track “Bluebirds Over The Mountain” is now available. Written by rockabilly legend Ersel Hickey and later recorded by both Richie Valens and The Beach Boys, “Bluebirds Over The Mountain” features special guest Chrissie Hynde joining Plant on vocals. The track is accompanied by a striking companion visual, streaming now at Plant’s official YouTube channel.

The live dates — which once again see Plant accompanied by The Sensational Space Shifters — begin February 9th at Raleigh, NC’s Memorial Auditorium and then continue through early March (complete dates below). Additional dates will be announced soon.

Plant, who is very committed to getting tickets into the hands of his fans and not scalpers or bots, is collaborating with Ticketmaster to sell Presale tickets through its Verified Fan program with pre-registration through Wednesday, September 27th at noon Eastern. Those verified and selected will receive a text invitation two to four hours before the pre-sale begins on Thursday, September 28th at noon Eastern. The general public on sale will be on Friday, September 29th.

In addition, every ticket purchased online will be joined by either a physical or digital copy of the new album, Carry Fire, upon its October 13th release. Instructions on how to redeem the album will be emailed after ticket purchase.

All Carry Fire pre-orders are joined by instant grat downloads of the tracks “The May Queen” and “Bones of Saints,” along with the just unveiled album highlight “Bluebirds Over The Mountain.” Those three songs are also available now for individual purchase at all digital outlets and streaming services. In addition, all pre-orders made via Nonesuch or robertplant.com will receive an exclusive limited edition print inspired by the album’s cover art.

Tour Dates:

Feb 9 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Feb 11 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
Feb 12 – Norfolk, VA – Chrysler Hall
Feb 14 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Feb 16 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Feb 17 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Feb 20 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Feb 22 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre
Feb 24 – Denver, CO – Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
Feb 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Symphony Hall
Feb 28 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
March 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre

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