Robert Plant performed ‘Kashmir’ with Nigel Kennedy at the Royal Albert Hall

Robert Plant performing in England in 2010. Photo via Flickr/Man Alive!

Robert Plant joined violinist Nigel Kennedy on stage at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday and performed two songs: “Hey Joe” and “Kashmir.”

Plant joined Kennedy on stage after 11pm in London, and they launched into an extended cover of “Hey Joe.” Justin Adams and John Baggott, two members of Plant’s band The Sensational Space Shifters, joined them on stage for the song.

The second song played by Plant on Tuesday night was an extended cover of “Kashmir,” complete with a string section, guitar, drums, and Kennedy on violin. Plant introduced the song by mentioning that he worked with Kennedy in 1992 to record his “Fate of Nations” solo album.

Watch a full video of Plant performing “Kashmir” here:

Listen to “Hey Joe” here:

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Tight But Loose editor Dave Lewis reported on Facebook that it was the first time that Plant has performed “Kashmir” since Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion performance, and it was also the first time he has performed it in full without Jimmy Page.

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9 Comments on "Robert Plant performed ‘Kashmir’ with Nigel Kennedy at the Royal Albert Hall"

  1. Its wonderful seeing this photo fron the performance and I know it was a great show. Looking to seeing it.

  2. I was there, it was awesome!

  3. Truly beautiful and amazing…as always!

  4. great performance! wonder if plant will start singing kashmir as part of his act now?

  5. Great. Hey Joe sounded more like Beatles’ ‘Helter Skelter’

  6. Oh I loved it and I still love hearing him sing this It is my favorite song ever He can sing it to me everyday for the rest of my life I have loved this guy’s voice since I was a little kid and at 59 still do

  7. Robert Plant is awesome as is Nigel. Don’t worry RP, I couldn’t follow either. Next time stick with Jimmy

  8. Emma Rabishaw | 19th March 2017 at 5:15 pm | Reply

    Robert’s voice seemed to be overpowered by the orchestra. Love him, voice is still fantastic and I love his smile. When I hear him all the memories of Led Zepplin come flooding in.

  9. Great Video, thank you for posting this, what a great 64th birthday present3/17/17. I’m a Happy Hippie/Boomer back here in RockNRoll Richmond,Va.

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