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22 August 2012 10,684 views 2 Comments

Stop Press: Brazil dates added:

Robert Plant Presents Sensational Space Shifters have now added a series of  dates in Brazil as part of their South American visit.

They line up as follows:

October 18, Rio de Janeiro, RJ – HSBC Arena (the largest indoor venue of the city, constructed for the  Pan-American games in 2007).

October 20, Belo Horizonte, MG – Expo Minas

October 22, São Paulo, SP – Espaço das Américas

October 25, Brasilia, DF – Ginásio Nilson Nelson

October 27, Curitiba, PR – Teatro Guaira

October 29, Porto Alegre, RS – Gigantinho (the venue is next to the Beira Rio Stadium, the home of Internacional club).

With thanks to Andre Cruz and Mark Archer.

South American Tour Dates:

Robert Plant Present Sensational Space Shifters will perform a five date tour of South America in November. This is Robert’s first South American shows since the Page & Plant tour in January 1996.

Here is the full line of dates:

November 1, 2012 – Luna Park Argentina, Buenos Aires. www.ticketportal.com.ar
November 2, 2012 – Luna Park Argentina, Buenos Aires. www.ticketportal.com.ar
November 4, 2012 – Orfeo Superdomo Argentina, Cordoba www.orfeosuperdomo.com/DinoTickets
November 7, 2012 – Arena Movistar Chile,  Santiago www.feriaticket.cl
November 9, 2012 – Jockey Club Peru, Lima www.teleticket.com.pe

One other date is lined up :

November 24th, 2012 – Entertainment Forum Balearic Islands

Robert Plant Telegraph Interview:

Here’s a link to a superb interview conducted by Paul Sexton with Robert in Clarksdale for the Telegraph (thanks Patrick Humphries)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopfeatures/9490829/Robert-Plant-How-I-got-my-big-voice-out-again.html

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Jimmy Page has signed a Yamaha acoustic guitar for auction in aid of the Jesters Care For Kids Charity.

Here’s the auction info:

Yamaha Acoustic Guitar signed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member and Led Zeppelin Founder Jimmy Page.

Jimmy brought this guitar to play on his travels to Thailand and South East Asia and has graciously signed it to Jesters Care for Kids.  The Yamaha FG403MS is signed “Jesters” Rock On !!

It includes Hiscox Fibre Case and Herco Guitar Pick

We will take bids on this very rare item via this online auction up until Noon 22 SEP 2012 GMT +7.  That evening at our  Jesters Care for Kids Gala part night-  the highest online bid will become the opening bid for a live auction. Those who wish to participate in the live auction and cannot attend in person may submit bids via telephone.  Please contact
vicechairperson@care4kids.info
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before 20 SEP with your contact information for participation in the auction.

For further info visit http://www.care4kids.info/

Here’s a clip of Jimmy explaining about the guitar and performing an acoustic version of a familiar tune…

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John Paul Jones in Uncut magazine

The new issue of Uncut magazne features a new interview with John Paul Jones  – see link at

http://www.uncut.co.uk/led-zeppelin/john-paul-jones-live-with-zeppelin-i-often-had-no-idea-what-i-was-going-to-do-news

The 2003 Led Zeppelin DVD has recently been confirmed as a 13 times platinum seller. It has now sold 1.3m in the US alone with worldwide sales clocking in at 2.5m. This makes it one of the biggest selling music DVD’s of all time.

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Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience have postponed a series of shows previously announced for next month.

The dates include concerts in Chile and Australia during the first half of September.

The band posted the news, saying, “Hey Zep fans, we are sad to announce that unfortunately our September dates have been postponed for the moment. But not to worry, we are working on rerouting! We hope to see you all soon!”

A series of October dates in North America remain on the band’s schedule.

Postponed shows:

Sep 05 – Caupolican Theatre – Santiago, Chile

Sep 07 – La Tortuga – Concepcion, Chile

Sep 12 – Enmore Theatre – Sydney, Australia

Sep 14 – Forum Theatre – Melbourne, Australia

Sep 15 – Challenge Stadium – Perth, Australia

Active dates, as previously announced:

Oct 06 – Silver Legacy Casino – Reno, NV

Oct 07 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA

Oct 08 – The Uptown Theatre – Napa Valley, CA

Oct 09 – Crest Theatre – Sacramento, CA

Oct 11 – The Greek Theatre – Griffith Park, Los Angeles

Oct 12 – Aliante Casino – Las Vegas, NV

Oct 13 – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino – Indio, CA

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The third Black Country Communion looks set to be released in late October/early November. More on all this soon.

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It was sad to hear of the passing of US singer Scott McKenzie age 73. His 1967 hippie anthem and worldwide hit San Francisco (Be sure to wear flowers in your hair) was of course an integral part of Led Zeppelin’s live performances of Dazed And Confused circa 1972 to 1975. RIP Scott.

San Francisco (Be sure to wear flowers in your hair) – Led Zeppelin

 

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2 Comments »

  • André Cruz said:

    Hi Dave, it`s a honour have my name in this post and it will be my pleasure share with TBL friends and crew all the informations I got about this first Plant brazilian tour. In 1994 and 1996 (with Page) he played only Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in a festival called Hollywood Rock. In the last one, The Black Crowes opened to Page & Plant and nobody could imagine at that time that Page will work with Crowes just 3 years and a half later. A curiosity: when the brazilian dates entered the official Robert Plant website, this thursday, they added a second date in Sao Paulo, at the same venue, the day after the first one schedulled. So it looks like Plant will play there October 22 & 23. I wrote it looks like because on the site where tickets will be sold (not working right now) the only date available is the first one. In Plant site the link to buy tickets is incorrect. The right one is livepass.com.br
    The tickets for this show (up till now we only know prices for São Paulo) will coast 240 reais (£ 74,72) for general admission and 400 reais (£ 124,53) for the VIP sector, standing, in front of the stage but not a little space with few people. As everybody can see, the prices here in Brazil are the most expensive in the world – many reports were done about this overhere. It happens mainly because almost everybody manages to pay half price as students. I will keep sending news and curiosities about all this.
    Regards.
    André Cruz

  • russell ritchin said:

    DAVE

    GREAT TO SEE SO MUCH ACTIVITY WITH ZEP MEMBERS WITH ROBERT TOURING AND
    JPJ WITH HIS VARIOUS PROJECTS INCLUDING I BELIEVE UPCOMING RAH APPEARANCE ONLY PERSON MISSING IS OF COURSE JIMMY BUT IM SURE WE ALL
    LIVE IN HOPE OF A FULL CONCERT TOUR IN THE NEAR FUTURE OR 2013.

    THANKS AS USUAL FOR GREAT UPDATES

    RUSSELL

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