Robert Plant Returns With New Album ‘Carry Fire’ and UK tour

Robert Plant Returns With New Album ‘Carry Fire’ and UK tour

Robert Plant Returns With New Album ‘Carry Fire’

Released October 13th

15 Date UK & Irish Tour This Autumn


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 dates. For details of how to access the pre-sale visit before 23:59 on the 20th August. Tickets go on general sale 25th August



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”.

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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


Fans who pre-order ‘Carry Fire’ from Amazon UK before 23:59 on Sunday the 20th August will gain ‘Priority Access’ to Robert Plant’s UK Tour and anyone who pre-orders a digital download from any digital music retailers will receive an instant download of the track ‘The May Queen’.

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