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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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; Billy Fuller on Bass, Keyboards, Drum programming; 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.
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 Sensational 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”.
Full tracklisting for ‘Carry Fire’ Below:
The May Queen
Dance With You Tonight
Carving Up The World Again… a wall and not a fence
A Way With Words
Bones Of Saints
Keep It Hid
Bluebirds Over The Mountain