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Led Zeppelin’s formidable frontman Robert Plant is preparing to descend on Australia next year alongside his band, the Sensational Space Shifters.
As well as a headline appearance at Bluesfest, Plant will play a string of very special sideshows, including two nights at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre.
Not that we expect any fan to be debating just how legendary these shows will be, but just in case, we’ve compiled a few reasons you really don’t want to miss it.
There’s an anniversary to celebrate
Some corners of the music industry have already dubbed these shows as ‘the closest thing Australia will get to a Led Zeppelin reunion’, and the fact that the tour falls in line with the 50-year anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut makes it all the more special.
We can’t wait to hear Carry Fire live
Hitting the road in support of new album Carry Fire means Robert Plant will be just keen to play new material, as we are to hear it. The record is said to be loosely ‘inspired by the roots music of Mississippi, Appalachia, Gambia, Bristol and the foothills of Wolverhampton and drawing on influences collected in a lifetime of meander and journeying’.
Led Zeppelin hits included
Fans can sleep safe in the knowledge that Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters like to include Zeppelin classics in their setlists. With the 50th anniversary in mind, we’re hoping the group throw it right back to the wild beginnings.
It’s the perfect venue
If you close your eyes and clear your mind, you can almost hear the sound of Plant’s iconic vocals echoing beautifully around the Palais Theatre. St Kilda’s much-loved music venue is fresh from refurb and fit to make new memories.
Rock history on a live stage
They don’t make them like Led Zeppelin anymore, and Robert Plant’s illustrious career shows how his influence has transcended generations. Rock fans need to experience this talent in the flesh.
Plant returns to his roots
Robert Plant has made no secret about returning to his bluesy roots on his solo work, which still reflects in his live shows. Prepare to see one of rock ‘n’ roll’s finest in his natural element.