Robert Plant kicked off his new world tour with a performance in Plymouth on November 16.
The show was the first show of Plant’s new tour following the release of his latest solo album “Carry Fire” on October 13.
Several videos have been posted from the show:
Saw #RobertPlant (Led Zeppelin) and the sensational space shifters last night with @rub_arb and @hojpeters and it was incredible. Genuinely honoured to have seen one of the greatest vocalists of all time, one of my heroes, playing the songs that I grew up with and continue to hold close. It was magical. #ledzeppelin #wholelottalove #babeimgonnaleaveyou #rockandroll
And many photos have been shared:
The great man pounding out an awesome rendition of Babe I’m Gonna Leave You after doffing his cap to the legendary Joan Baez. Robert Plant has that rare instinctive 6th sense about the origins of and tapestry connecting music genres like few other artists. Bloody amazing performance tonight at Plymouth. #robertplant #robertplantandthesensationalspaceshifters #robertplantplymouth2017 #ledzeppelin #babeimgonnaleaveyou #plymouthpavilions
— Chris Watson (@chriswdesigns4u) November 16, 2017
Here’s the setlist for the show, via Setlist.fm:
The Lemon Song
Turn It Up
The May Queen
That’s the Way
All the King’s Horses
In the Light
Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You
Bluebirds Over the Mountain
Funny In My Mind (I Believe I’m Fixin’ to Die)
Misty Mountain Hop
Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
Whole Lotta Love
Previously Plant and his band, The Sensational Space Shifters, performed songs for the BBC on October 6, October 10, and October 11.
The lineup of Plant’s band has changed from his last tour. Musician Seth Lakeman has been added to the touring band after playing on “Carry Fire.” Lakeman told BBC News in September that Juldeh Camara had left Plant’s band.
Here are the remaining dates on Plant’s tour:
November 17 – Bristol.
November 20 – Wolverhampton.
November 22 – Llandudno.
November 24 – Newcastle.
November 25 – Liverpool.
November 27 – Glasgow.
November 28 – Perth.
November 30 – Manchester.
December 2 – Belfast.
December 3 – Dublin.
December 6 – Sheffield.
December 8 – London.
December 11 – Portsmouth.
December 12 – Birmingham.
February 9 – Raleigh, North Carolina.
February 11 – Charlotte, North Carolina.
February 12 – Norfolk, Virginia.
February 14 – New York.
February 16 – Boston, Massachusetts.
February 17 – Toronto, Ontario.
February 20 – Chicago, Illinois.
February 22 – Minneapolis, Minnesota.
February 24 – Denver, Colorado.
February 26 – Phoenix, Arizona.
February 28 – Oakland, California.
March 2 – Los Angeles, California.
March 26 – Sydney, Australia.
March 27 – Sydney, Australia.
March 30 – The Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia.
April 1 – Melbourne, Australia.
April 2 – Melbourne, Australia.
April 8 – Perth, Australia.
Drummer Dave Smith posted a photograph to Instagram on November 13 which showed Plant and his band rehearsing for the tour at Real World Studios:
The November 16 performance also saw the launch of Plant’s new line of tour merchandise. The collection of items is available to see and purchase online. Many of the items include Plant’s feather symbol, which was first used on the packaging for Led Zeppelin’s untitled 1971 release.
This grey “retrographic” T-shirt includes Plant’s feather symbol, as well as a silhouette of Plant performing with Led Zeppelin:
Plant is also selling an art print that’s only available from the merchandise stall at his run of 15 UK and Ireland shows. Plant said on Twitter that the print is by Welsh artist Richey Beckett: