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Led Zep frontman tours with his new band
Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant is set to hit the road again – but not with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones.

The superstar singer has dismissed a further Led Zeppelin reunion in favour of touring with his new band The Sensational Shape Shifters. They play Wolverhampton Civic Hall on November 21, 2014.

Robert Plant and The Sensational Shape Shifters
Trance meets Zep: Robert Plant and The Sensational Shape Shifters

The autumn UK shows, which begin on November 9 at Newport Centre and finish on November 27 in Llandudno, will promote forthcoming album, lullaby and... the Ceaseless Roar.

The record, released on September 8, is Plant's first on the Nonesuch/ East West Records label. The vocalist also produced the album which features 11 tracks, nine of which are originals written by Plant and the band, Justin Adams: bendirs, djembe, guitars, tehardant, backing vocals; John Baggott: keyboards, loops, moog bass, piano, tabal, backing vocals; Juldeh Camara: kologo, ritti, Fulani vocals; Billy Fuller: bass, drum programming, omnichord, upright bass; Dave Smith: drums; and Liam 'Skin' Tyson: banjo, guitar, background vocals.

"It's really a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep," Plant says.

Robert Plant and The Sensational Shape Shifters
Poster: Promotion for Robert Plant's 2013 tour

lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar is Robert Plant's first record since 2010's Band of Joy, which followed 2007's six-time Grammy Award–winning collaboration with Alison Krauss, Raising Sand.

Justin Adams and John Baggott of The Sensational Space Shifters appeared on Plant's 2002 release Dreamland, while all but Camara and Smith appeared on 2005's Mighty Rearranger.

The new-album line-up recently toured the world before recording lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar at Helium Studios in Wiltshire and Real World Studios in Bath. That tour included a show at Wolverhampton Civic Hall in September, 2013.

Robert Plant and The Sensational Shape Shifters' November 2014 UK tour:

November 9th: Newport, Newport Centre;
10th: Bournemouth, O2 Academy;
12th: London, Roundhouse;
14th: Hull, City Hall;
15th: Glasgow, 02 Academy;
17th: Leeds, O2 Academy;
18th: Newcastle, O2 Academy;
20th: Cambridge, Corn Exchange;
21st: Wolverhampton, Civic Hall;
23rd: Belfast, Ulster Hall;
24th: Dublin, Olympia;
26th: Blackpool, Blackpool Tower;
27th: Llandudno, Venue Cymru Arena.
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Why? A chance to see Led Zep legend Robert Plant in concert.
When: November 21, 2014
Phone: 0870 320 7000
Where: Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Cost: £44 and £49.50
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