Robert Plant reveals plans for stateside tour

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After touring the world, Robert Plant has revealed plans to embark on his first tour of North America with his new band, the Sensational Space Shifters. The legendary Led Zeppelin frontman will lead his new band to New England for a pair of shows, including one at Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion on Thursday, July 25. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $30 to $170, will go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

On tour, fans can expect the Plant and company to deliver set comprised mostly of reworked Led Zeppelin classics. The Sensational Space Shifters is comprised of guitarist Justin Adams, keyboardist John Baggott, multi-instrumentalist Juldeh Camara, bassist Billy Fuller, drummer Dave Smith and guitarist Liam “Skin” Tyson. The band played their first show together last May in England, and most recently toured Australia and New Zealand.

Over the past few years, Plant has released a pair of Americana-fueled records. In 2007, he collaborated with Alison Krauss for a joint release called Raising Sand. Three years later, Plant released Band of Joy, an album co-produced by Buddy Miller. The Sensational Space Shifters is reportedly more in line with “Strange Sensation”, the band he worked with to record 2002’s Dreamland and 2005’s Mighty Rearranger.

Prior to the show in Massachusetts, Robert Plant presents the Sensational Space Shifters will perform in Connecticut with a performance scheduled for Wednesday, July 24 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $45.

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