Robert Plant Returns With New Album ‘Carry Fire’ Released October 13th

15 Date UK & Irish Tour This Autumn 

Ulster Hall – Saturday December 2nd  

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre – Sunday December 3rd   

Tickets on sale Friday August 25th at 9am

Robert Plant’s new album, ‘Carry Fire’, will be released October 13th on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records. ‘Carry Fire’, his eleventh solo album and first full-length release since 2014’s acclaimed ‘lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar’, was produced by Robert at Top Cat studio in Box, Wiltshire with additional recordings at Real World and Rockfield studios.

As with ‘lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar’, Robert is accompanied by The Sensational Space Shifters: John Baggott on keyboards, moog, loops, percussion, drums, brass arrangement, t’bal, snare drum, slide guitar, piano, electric piano, bendir; Justin Adams on guitar, acoustic guitar, oud, E-bow quartet, percussion, snare drum, tambourine; Dave Smith on bendir, tambourine, djembe, drum kit; and Liam “Skin” Tyson on dobro, guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, twelve-string.

Robert Plant and the Space Shifters (which now includes Seth Lakeman who appeared on three tracks on ‘Carry Fire’) will play the following UK & Irish dates.

Tickets go on sale Friday 25th August at 9am via Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.ie

NOVEMBER

Thurs 16th                 Plymouth, Plymouth Pavilions
Fri 17th                      Bristol, Bristol Colston Hall
Mon 20th                   Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton Civic
Wed 22nd                 Wales, Llandudno Venue Cymru
Fri 24th                      Newcastle, Newcastle City Hall
Sat 25th                     Liverpool, Liverpool Olympia
Mon 27th                   Glasgow, Glasgow SEC Armadillo
Tues 28th                  Scotland, Perth Concert Hall
Thurs 30th                 Manchester, Manchester O2 Apollo

 

DECEMBER

Sat 2nd                      Northern Ireland, Belfast Ulster Hall
Sun 3rd                     Dublin, Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Weds 6th                   Sheffield, Sheffield City Hall
Fri 8th                         London, London Royal Albert Hall
Mon 11th                   Portsmouth, Portsmouth Guildhall
Tues 12th                  Birmingham, Birmingham Symphony Hall

Robert Plant and the Space Shifters are also joined on ‘Carry Fire’ by a number of special guests. Chrissie Hynde joins Robert on the duet

“Bluebirds Over The Mountain” (written by rockabilly legend Ersel Hickey and later recorded by both Richie Valens and The Beach Boys). Albanian cellist Redi Hasa performs on three tracks, as does the aforementioned Seth Lakeman on viola and fiddle.

Robert Plant and the band spent two years on the road together supporting ‘lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar’, their unique sound and vision ultimately evolving into something even more creative and powerful.

Robert, who lived in Texas for a time before returning to England three years ago, together with his friends, present the songs Carry Fire, melding unusual rhythms with naturalism and smouldering power.

“It’s about intention, I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the lure and incentive to create new work. I must mix old with new. Consequently, the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat, the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation”.

Full tracklisting for ‘Carry Fire’ Below:

  1. The May Queen
  2. New World…
  3. Season’s Song
  4. Dance With You Tonight
  5. Carving Up The World Again… a wall and not a fence
  6. A Way With Words
  7. Carry Fire
  8. Bones Of Saints
  9. Keep It Hid
  10. Bluebirds Over The Mountain
  11. Heaven Sent

Produced By Robert Plant

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