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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.

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The legendary frontman will be performing two exclusive shows in Ireland this December at Belfast’s Ulster Hall on Saturday, December 2nd and Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Sunday, December 3rd. Tickets will be on sale from Friday, August 25th at 9 am via Ticketmaster.

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.


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


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”.

Robert Plant






Oran O’Beirne