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.

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.

Robert Plant 2018 tour dates

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

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