Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters today announced their 2014 tour. Kicking off in Port Chester, NY, at the Capitol Theater on September 25, the dates finish in Los Angeles on October 7 at the Hollywood Palladium. Tickets go on sale August 15.
The tour is in support of Robert Plant's new album, Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, which will be released September 9 on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records. Produced by Plant, the album is his label debut and features 11 new recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters.
Rollingstone.com today premiered a live video of "Rainbow," the first track from the new album. View it here.
Plant's band's name couldn't be more apt, given their ability to move rock and folk melodies into exotic new places with a seeming improvisatory ease. A glimpse at their individual resumes underscores Plant's own adventurousness in his choice of collaborators. Guitarist Justin Adams had been instrumental in the world music crossover discs of such groundbreaking artists as Jah Wobble and Natacha Atlas, and he produced the world-renowned Tuareg group Tinariwen. Both keyboardist-programmer John Baggott and bassist Billy Fuller had been key players in fashioning the deep, dub-influenced Bristol Sound alongside Massive Attack and Portishead (and Fuller has been collaborating with Portishead's Geoff Barrow in a trio called Beak). Young Gambian multi-instrumentalist Camara, who learned his craft from his venerable griot father, regularly collaborates with Adams in a hybrid project called Juju. Drummer Dave Smith is part of the London-based Loop Collective and specializes in jazz and electronic music. Finally, guitarist Liam "Skin" Tyson hails from the chart-topping Brit-pop band Cast.
The Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters 2014 tour dates are below:
25 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theater
27 - Brooklyn, NY - BAM
28 - Brooklyn, NY - BAM
30 - Toronto, ONT - Massey Hall
2 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
4 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
7 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
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