Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Robert Plant returns to the Austin City Limits stage for the first time in more than a decade when his set airs on PBS stations across the US this weekend. The full-hour set, which he and his band the Sensational Space Shifters taped on tour in March, includes songs from his 2014 Nonesuch debut album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, Led Zeppelin favorites, and tunes from Plant's earlier solo album, like "In the Mood"; you can watch that performance below. Plant joins Emmylou Harris and others on the Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees tour tomorrow, October 12, through October 21.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Emmylou Harris begins Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees with Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and The Milk Carton Kids in Boulder tonight; Robert Plant will join starting October 12. The tour, which benefits Jesuit Refugee Service/USA's educational programs for refugees around the world, will stop in Kansas City, Lincoln, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, and DC. "After witnessing firsthand the work of JRS in Ethiopia this past June, I have never been more inspired to champion such a critical cause," said Harris. "The better angels of our nature call upon us to act with compassion and not with fear in the face of so much suffering."
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Robert Plant has confirmed that he will join Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, The Milk Carton Kids, and more for select dates on the previously announced Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees tour, October 12–21, 2016. Lampedusa is an eleven-stop concert tour intended to raise awareness of the unprecedented worldwide refugee crisis. Funds raised by Lampedusa will support educational programs for refugees around the world.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters' taping of the Austin City Limits show will stream live on March 21. Plant returns to the ACL stage for the first time in more than a decade, and fans around the world can tune in to the show’s YouTube Channel to watch the entire performance as it happens live from The Moody Theater in Austin. The taping will be the final performance of Plant and the band's current "Southern Journey" tour of the American South. The broadcast version will air on PBS as part of the series' upcoming Season 42, which launches this fall.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Austin City Limits has announced a new round of tapings, including Robert Plant, who returns to the show's stage for the first time in more than a decade on March 21, and Rhiannon Giddens, who makes her ACL debut on April 25. The shows will be broadcast at a later date as part of the PBS series Austin City Limits. For information on how to get free passes to the show about a week before the taping, follow the show on Facebook and Twitter for notice of postings.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters have announced a tour of the American South for this March. The tour kicks off at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival on March 4 and includes additional stops in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, culminating in a show at ACL Live at Moody Theater in Austin. "I'm always eager to return to the hospitality of the Southern states," Plant said. "Towns and cities that hold fond memories for me personally, places that gave birth to so much of the music I love." Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 15.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Robert Plant has contributed an exclusive track to The Long Road, an EP intended to raise money for the British Red Cross in their attempts to provide support to refugees in the UK. He recorded a version of UK band Elbow's track "The Blanket of Night," which tells the tale of refugees attempting a treacherous journey to attain asylum in the UK. "We have a worldwide international catastrophe," says Plant. "Talking about it is one thing, doing something about it is another. The position we are in, it's paramount we all do our best one way or another to help." The EP, due March 4, 2016, is available to pre-order now. All profits go to the British Red Cross.Journal Topics: Artist News
Friday, August 7, 2015
More Roar, the EP from Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters first released on vinyl for Record Store Day in April, is now available digitally on iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store, where it is also available as a high-definition 96kHz/24bit FLAC download and on vinyl too. The EP features three tracks recorded live during the group’s 2014 world tour celebrating the release of the album lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar: "Turn It Up / Arbaden," "Poor Howard," and "Whole Lotta Love (Medley)." Plant and the band are currently touring Europe and return to North America in September.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters kick off their spring and summer tour, featuring music from the album lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, at the Sasquatch! Festival in George, WA, this Sunday. The North American dates include a return to Bonnaroo and finish off at the Mann Center in Philadelphia on June 17. The Pixies will open five of the shows, and JD McPherson five. The UK and European leg of the tour begins July 10 and runs into August.
Monday, April 27, 2015
When Record Store Day took place earlier this month, included among the special releases were limited-edition vinyl from two Nonesuch artists: Robert Plant's 10" vinyl EP More Roar, with three tracks from his 2014 lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar world tour, and Steve Reich's Grammy Award-winning Music for 18 Musicians re-issued on two 180-gram vinyl LPs. A very limited number of both items is now available in the Nonesuch Store.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record stores, takes place this Saturday, April 18, and included among the special limited-edition vinyl releases are the Robert Plant 10" More Roar, a double LP of Steve Reich's Grammy-winning Music for 18 Musicians, and a Buena Vista Social Club 7" single.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Robert Plant, Kronos Quartet, and Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté have been nominated for Songlines Music Awards. Plant’s label debut, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, and Kronos Quartet's 40th-anniversary release A Thousand Thoughts are nominated for Cross-Cultural Collaboration of the Year. Kora master Toumani Diabaté and his son Sidiki are up for Best Group of the Year for their album Toumani & Sidiki. All of these albums were included among Songlines' Best Albums of 2014. Songlines will release a compilation album featuring all nominated artists. Winners will be announced on May 1.Journal Topics: Artist News