Robert Plant announces North American summer tour

Robert Plant has announced a North American summer tour with his band The Sensational Space Shifters. The two month trek kicks off Sunday, May 24th at the Sasquatch! Festival in George, WA and includes a return to Bonnaroo the weekend of June 12th and finishing at The Mann Center in Philadelphia on June 17th.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 20th at 10 am ET via robertplant.com. Each ticket to the non-festival shows will include a CD of the band’s latest album, lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar. The Pixies will be opening five of the shows and JD McPherson four of them.

Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, CA performances from Wednesday, March 18th at 10 am PT through Thursday, March 19th at 10 pm PT.

The tour is in support of Robert Plant’s lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, which was named one of the top 50 albums of the year by NPR, which said, “At 66, the singer is still a majestic rock presence, at peace with the legacy of his hard-rock-defining band Led Zeppelin, while remaining relentlessly creative in his solo work. But on his 10th solo album, Plant does pause by those waters to consider the aesthetic, emotional and spiritual currents that have shaped his illustrious life. He finds himself, characteristically, not saddened but renewed… Not one of these songs sounds precisely like its source; that’s the genius of this album. It lovingly layers elements in ways that mirror memory, creating new constructs from floating shards of the musical past.”

Plant described lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar as, “a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep.” He continued, “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…”

In celebration of Record Store Day on April 18th, fans can pick up the four track live EP — More Roar on 10″ vinyl featuring live versions of “Turn It Up,” “Arbaden,” “Poor Howard” and “Whole Lotta Love” recorded during last year’s tour. The disc will be limited to 10,000 copies.

MAY

24 – George, WA – Sasquatch! Festival
25 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot #
28 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl #
30 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Festival
31 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl #

JUNE

2 – Los, Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre #
5 – Hunter, NY – Mountain Jam Festival
7 – Toronto, ONT – Molson Amphitheatre %
9 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadowbrook Music Festival %
10 – Chicago, IL – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island %
12 – Memphis, TN – Mud Island Amphitheatre
12 – 14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival
15 – Raleigh, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheater %
17 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center %

# JD McPherson support
% Pixies support

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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