Robert Plant to play Wolverhampton Civic with Sensational Space Shifters

He’s toured the world and played before tens of thousands in stadiums – but for Robert Plant there is no place like home.

Robert Plant
Robert Plant

Today the rock legend announced he would be playing an intimate concert at Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall.

It prompted a ticket frenzy this morning, with fans rushing to snap up a chance to see the Led Zeppelin frontman upfront.

Plant, who lives between the Shropshire border and Kidderminster, will perform with his latest band, Sensational Space Shifters, on September 2.

It is just one of two UK dates for the band and comes eight years after he last played the Civic.

Plant, the Wolves vice-president, is currently touring in America and his only other date in the UK will be in Bristol, while he will also fit in a show at Irish Festival Electric Picnic.

Rumours of another Led Zeppelin reunion continue to persist following a hugely successful performance at the 02 Arena in 2007, but the band members have so far declined.

They became one of the biggest acts in the world in the 1970s, regularly selling out huge venues and topping the UK album chart on seven occasions. In recent years Plant has toured with Alison Krauss and Band of Joy but gigs at the Civic have remained rare.

Speaking today, Plant said he was enjoying playing as part of Sensational Space Shifters and promised fans a concert to remember. He said: “I’m able to get the ‘R.P.’ voice back out there again. I don’t have to be so concerned about making sure I am in harmony with anyone else since I’m mostly singing alone this time.”

Civic spokesman Jonn Penney said: “Obviously we are absolutely delighted that we have got a world-class name such as Robert Plant coming back to the Civic.”

Tickets for the show go on sale at 10am today and cost £40 for standing or £45 for the balcony.

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