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Watch Robert Plant’s stirring live performance of The May Queen

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Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters have released a live video showcasing their track The May Queen.

The stirring performance was filmed at Manchester’s O2 Apollo in November 2017 during their tour in support of latest studio album Carry Fire (opens in new tab).

Plant, who first used the phrase “carry fire” on his 2005 track Dancing In Heaven, said of the follow-up to 2014’s Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar: “I respect and relish my past works, but each time I feel the incentive to create new work, I must mix old with new.

“Consequently, the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat – the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation.”

Plant will head out on tour later this month for shows in the UK, North America and Europe – including a set at the Bourbon & Beyond festival in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 22 and 23 (opens in new tab).

Robert Plant 2018 tour dates

May 26: Bath Recreation Ground, UK - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
May 27: Bath Recreation Ground, UK - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 08: Atlanta State Bank Amphitheatre, GA - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 10: Richmond Virginia Credit Union, VA - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 12: Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion, MD - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 13: Forest Hills Stadium, NY - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 15: Toronto Budweiser Stage, ON - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 17: Chicago Jay Pritzker Pavilion, IL - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 19: Vail Gerald R Ford Amphitheatre, CO - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 21: Berkeley Greek Theatre, CA - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 23: Stateline Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, NV - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 24: Pasadena Arroyo Seco Weekend, CA - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 26: Troutdale McMenamins Edgefield, OR - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 27: Redmond Marymoor Park Amphitheatre, WA - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 29: Vancouver International Jazz Festival, BC - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jul 17: Istanbul Harbite Cemil Topuzlu, Turkey - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jul 23: Paris Salle Pleyel, France - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jul 25: Carcassonne Theatre Jean-Deschamps, France - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jul 27: Milan Ippodromo Snai, Italy - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jul 29: Lorrach Stimmen-Festival Marktplatz, Germany - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jul 31: Pardubice Porter Arena, Czech Republic - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Aug 01: Dresden Junge Garde, Germany - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Aug 03: Sonderborg Molleparken, Denmark - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Aug 07: Bergen Bergenhus Festning, Norway - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Aug 09: Trondheim Sverresborg, Norway
Sep 22-23: Louisville Bourbon & Beyond, KY - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Oct 26: London The O2, UK - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Oct 28: Dublin 3Arena, Ireland - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)

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