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TBL NEWS UPDATE: ROBERT PLANT UPDATE, O2 DVD RELEASE (NOT THAT ONE!), JOHN PAUL JONES IN AUSTRALIA

30 April 2012 6,374 views 2 Comments

After the instant sell out of the Robert Plant Presents Senational Space Shifters Gloucester gig, his Facebook page has announced that “ A handful of tickets for the Guildhall concert have been pulled back and are being offered to fans. Post here if you want a chance to purchase a pair of tickets to this intimate show. Winners will be chosen at random in a few days”. Go to Robert Plant’s Facebook page for more info.

https://www.facebook.com/robertplant/posts/398891190145397

More Robert Plant News:

The O2 Show is set for release on DVD…., no not that one!…but the Rockwell O2 concert from  September 2009 which featured Robert Plant alongside a very similar line-up to his yet to be seen Space Shifters. The Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy’s Rockwell event brought together the likes of Robert Plant, Tom Jones, Joss Stone, as well as Lulu, Razorlight, Beverley Knight, Escala, Dan Gillespie Sells (from The Feeling), Hot Rats (Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey from Supergrass), David Gray, Ronan Keating and Gabriella Cilmi. Available on DVD and Blueray from May 21st. The evening, although not a sell out, highlighted many of the acts sharing the spotlight, culminated in the final song that saw every act (apart from Robert) hit the stage for a version of The Beatles’ classic Let It Be. Tracklisting 01. Razorlight – Fall To Pieces 02. Razorlight – Golden Touch 03. Razorlight – In The City 04. Robert Plant – Black Dog 05. Robert Plant – Fixin´ To Die 06. Robert Plant – Whole Lotta Love 07. Joss Stone – Free Me 08. Joss Stone – Super Duper 09. Tom Jones – It´s Not Unusual 10. Tom Jones – Sex Bomb 11. Tom Jones & Joss Stone – It´s Your Thing 12. David Gray & Escala – Babylon 13. David Gray – Fugitive 14. All Stars – Let It Be

Robert has donated a signed guitar to help raise money for the Lady Taverners in Cheshire.This is for a golf day to be  held at Carden Park, Cheshire on Friday April 20 -after which an auction will be held. Organiser of the event Chris Talbot said: “Robert Plant was to have attended the golf day; sadly he cannot now be with us. However, he has sent a guitar along with a photo of him signing it by way of authentication. The golf day is dedicated to Baroness Rachael Heyhoe-Flint as a thank you for all the work she has done for the charity. She is a board member at her beloved Wolves along with Robert Plant.”

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Howard Shakes of the Alabama Shakes, has revealed an odd encounter with Robert Plant, who left their gig early to go home. Speaking to The Scotsman she said  “We still do (Led Zeppelin’s) ‘How Many More Times’, but we were like: ‘We can’t play his own song to him – that’s so cheesy!’ But he went home to bed before the end so we managed to fit it in.”
Her connection with the singer even went as far to being invited to stay in his house in Austin during this year’s SXSW festival – but it turned out to be an unexpectedly, frightening experience.
Howard explained: “It’s a lovely place but we’re pretty sure it’s haunted. I wouldn’t just say that, but sinks would turn on by themselves and there would be a knock at the door but no one was there.”.

John Paul Jones continued his ad -hoc apperances with blues man Seasick Steve, this time travelling to the most eastern point of Australia, Byron Bay, which is on the Northern coast of New South Wales.
John appeared alongside Steve and the Nordic drumming hero, Dan Magnusson Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April at Australia’s premier music festival Bluesfest Byron Bay.
Other act on the bill included Buddy Guy, Canned Heat, Seasick Steve, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Yes, CS&N, John Fogerty playing Creedence, John Hiatt, G3, Brian Setzer, Keb Mo, and many others.
John played bass, lap steel guitar and mandolin during the set, the major surprise of the final evening was when Steve invited Andrew Stockdale and Wolfmother up on stage to play a song Steve and Andrew had penned earlier in the day. Andrew Stockdale is the lead singer and lead guitarist of Australian hard rock band Wolfmother and the paring of Steve, JPJ and the rocking local lads, Wolfmother, was for many, the highlight of the whole festival.
After the two festival shows, Steve and John Paul played at Corner Hotel (Melbourne) on April 10 and The Metro Theatre (Sydney) on April 12.

TBL news compiled by Gary Foy for TBL.

Seasick Steve with John Paul Jones and Wolfmother at Byron Bay Bluesfest

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2 Comments »

  • Kristine said:

    Thanks for posting the Seasick Steve,JPJ,Wolfmother clip from The Byron Bay Bluesfest. I live just down the road, a 45 min drive, but couldn’t justify the ticket price..although if I’d known JPJ was going to play I could have thought of something I’m sure. Thanks again,looks like a good time was had by all.

  • Evelyn said:

    Yes I have my 2 tickets through the ‘claw back’. Im not sure which ones they have clawed back, from whom and how. These tickets will only be available from 7.30 on the night from the box office and I need to take photo ID the email they sent me and the credit card I bought the tickets with. Now if they had just done that in the first place then they ticket would not have been for sale on the secondary market for £500!!

    If you are lucky enough to have a ticket I will see you there!

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