Watch Robert Plant sing Immigrant Song for the first time in 23 years

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Robert Plant sang Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song for the first time in 23 years at a gig in Iceland – the country that inspired it.

The former Zeppelin singer unveiled the Led Zeppelin III classic at a show at Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival. The band wrote the song after playing a gig in the country in 1970.

Watch fan-filmed footage of the performance below.

Plant also called Zeppelin “a trio with a wedding singer” in a recent episode of his podcast, Digging Deep.

Referring to Zeppelin’s 1976 song Achilles’ Last Stand, he said: “If you think about Led Zeppelin being a trio, really, with a kind of wedding singer stuck up the front. My enthusiasm was a good contribution but, in truth, those guys were amazing.

“Even though Presence isn’t the most comfortable listen… the interplay and the melding of the musicality of those three guys on that track is insane.”

Dave Everley

Dave Everley has been writing about and occasionally humming along to music since the early 90s. During that time, he has been Deputy Editor on Kerrang! and Classic Rock, Associate Editor on Q magazine and staff writer/tea boy on Raw, not necessarily in that order. He has written for Metal Hammer, Louder, Prog, the Observer, Select, Mojo, the Evening Standard and the totally legendary Ultrakill. He is still waiting for Billy Gibbons to send him a bottle of hot sauce he was promised several years ago.