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Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters (UK) Melbourne
April 1, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - April 2, 2018 @ 11:59 PM
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Bluesfest Touring will bring Robert Plant, the legendary former lead singer of Led Zeppelin, to Australia in 2018. Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters will perform in Melbourne and Perth, as well as in Sydney where they will be presented by The Sydney Opera House.
Each night Robert Plant will take audiences on an incredible journey through his unique musical life. These shows will include rare performances of some Led Zeppelin hits in intimate spaces that will allow fans to experience the full power of his legendary vocal prowess.
Supported by SETH LAKEMAN
Seth Lakeman will be doing double duty on Robert Plant’s Australian tour, as he opens for the artist and plays in his band The Sensational Space Shifters. Seth is a Mercury Prize nominated artist who has recently release his with studio album Ballads of the Broken Few. Produced by Ethan Jones (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Ray LaMontagne, Laura Marling, The Staves and Crosby, Stills and Nash) the album is a stunning collaboration between his dynamic song-writing, the genius of legendary producer.
They recorded the 11 tracks ‘live’ with an organic, acoustic vibe created in the great hall of a Jacobean Manor House and the album oozes with the atmosphere of this setting. The spiritual-sounding songs have a trance-like quality. They encompass evocative contemporary messages yet have an ethereal sound as if they have been hanging in the air for centuries. Ethan has let nothing impair the raw, visceral content – just enshrined the pure sounds of voices and ringing instruments. There is Seth’s trademark stomp, his swooping, sighing and aching fiddle and viola, and strident electric tenor guitar. Multi-instrumentalist Ethan can’t resist joining in on subtle underlying “dirty” electric guitar, mandolin and even hurdy-gurdy!
Australian audiences, be prepared to be swept away by this gifted artist’s sets in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.