Unlike some iconic British rock bands, a full-blown U.S. tour from Led Zeppelin isn't a foregone conclusion, so for now, Zepp heads will have to settle for Robert Plant's latest project, Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Space Shifters.
The "Whole Lotta Love" wailer will trek across the States, making a total of 21 stops, beginning with a performance in Dallas on June 20, and ending with a gig in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on July 27. Between those two shows, Plant and his Sensational Space Shifters will play California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
According to an official announcement, the Sensational Space Shifters grew out of Plant's tenure with his Strange Sensation band, which supported the singer on two albums: 2002's Dreamland and 2005's Mighty ReArranger. The roster for this newly dubbed band consists of guitarist Justin Adams (Tinariwen, Sinéad O'Connor), keyboardist John Baggott (Portishead, Massive Attack), bassist Billy Fuller (Beak>, Massive Attack), guitarist Liam "Skin" Tyson (Cast, Men from Mars), violinist Juldeh Camara, and drummer Dave Smith.
Ticketing information can be found here, a trailer for the tour can be seen up top, and concert dates are down below.
Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Space Shifters 2013 U.S. tour:
June 20 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium
June 21 - Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
June 23 - Austin, TX @ Moody Theater
June 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
June 28 - Santa Barbara, CA @ County Bowl
June 29 - Berkeley, CA @ Berkeley Greek
July 2 - Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Festival
July 4 - Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Festival
July 6 - George, WA @ Jambase Festival
July 7 - Portland, OR @ Portland Blues Festival
July 10 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 12 - Chicago, IL @ Grant Park
July 13 - Memphis, TN @ Live In The Garden
July 14 - Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
July 17 - New Orleans, LA @ Mahalia Jackson Theater
July 19 - Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Amphitheatre
July 20 - Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
July 22 - Vienna, VA @ Wolftrap
July 24 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
July 25 - Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
July 27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park