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This on the spot report from Andre Cruz for TBL: 

Last Saturday Robert Plant did his sixth show in his entire career in Brasil soil, the first one outside the 2 biggest cities (Rio and São Paulo).
The public of Belo Horizonte, in Minas Gerais state, saw an almost sold out gig at pavillion number 3 (5.500 m2) of ExpoMinas, a big convention center in Gameleira district, 5 km away from the city centre.

As happened in Rio, a public of different generations attended the gig and some people even were born when Plant visited Brasil in 1996. An intersting “plantation”: he said “Sometimes crazy things happen when you do something for the first time”, probabily a reference of his first show ever in Belo Horizonte. The concert had 1h45m, almost the same of the Rio one, and it looks like Patty Griffin really will not play with Sensational Space Shifters in Brasil.

The set list had important changes. “Song To The Siren” was played for the first time in Brasil (hope to see this in one of the two shows in São Paulo) and “Another Tribe” and “I`m Your Witchdoctor” were not played to the mineiros (the way a person that was born in Minas Gerais is called, like Cariocas of Rio de Janeiro and paulistas of São Paulo).

The eight Zeppelin songs remains the same but “Gallows Pole” was removed of the encore and played before “Ramble On”. This song had a great reception from the crowd and Plant said “Ê galera”, a typical brazilian greeting. The set with 15 songs, one less than in Rio, started with “Tin Pan Valley”, if I`m not mistaken opening a Plant show for the first time. “Fixing To Die”, that was the opener all the year, was played in the end of the show, just before the “Whole LottaLove” medley. The encore was done with two songs from an album that
all of us love: “Going To California” and “Rock And Roll”.

This afternoon I will take my chances in a not so big jat plane to see what will happen in the first sold out concert of this tour – that had been called a south-america tour but actually is a Latin-America tour because will be end in Mexico.
Andre Cruz

Belo Horizonte set list (confirmed, I saw a photo):

Tin Pan Valley

44 Blues



Somebody Knocking

Black Dog

Song to the Siren

Bron Y Aur Stomp


Gallows Pole

Ramble On

Fixin to Die

Whole lotta love


Going to California

Rock And Roll

Many thanks to Andre

Here’s a clip of Tin Pan Valley live in Rio…


Here’s another official teaser…

Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day – Whole Lotta Love (crowd teaser)

Here’s the Listen Again link to the Radio Devon Vic Morgan Late Show Celebration Day screening feature which has an interview with yours truly plus John Paul Jones’ guitar technition Hugh Mason. My piece starts at around one hour eleven minutes in…

Here’s a link to a report that a study house for humanities scholars, funded in part by Led Zeppelin, from the proceeds of the 02 reunion show has formally opened on St Giles this week.


When I interviewed Glenn Hughes for TBL 33 back in early September it was evident there was some unrest in the Black Country Communion ranks. Here’s a link to Jason Bonham’s comments on the situation.


Above: Let me take to the movies….Dan, Phil H, DL, Dec, Tom and Michaela and Charlie and Lee and Ian – TBL crew at the pictures yesterday

We had a splendid time at the screening of the Celebration Day film yesterday at the Vue Cinema Westfield London – great sound and fantastic screen –more to follow on this soon…

Until next time…keep reading – keep listening…

Dave Lewis/Gary Foy

October 21st, 2012

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  • Lula Zeppeliano said:

    Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters live at the Glastonbury Festival – June 28, 2014. Full Concet.


    ~ . Intro
    1. Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You
    2. Tin Pan Valley
    3. Black Dog
    4. Rainbow
    5. Going to California
    6. Little Maggie
    7. Funny In My Mind (I Believe I’m Fixin’ To Die)
    8. Whole Lotta Love
    9. Rock and Roll

  • Ingy said:

    I am not sure if everyone is aware, but there are now 2 brilliant live ‘albums’ on iTunes from Plant. There is the Guildhall gig from July and the Sao Paulo gig from Tuesday is there too. Both are great, with the recent gig in Brazil being particularly dynamic with Plant channeling his full Zep voice! A nice companion piece to the upcoming Celebration Day stuff.

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