Plant tunes into Tassie

FORMER Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will be flexing his vocal cords in Launceston in April.

Plant will be here with his latest band, the Sensational Space Shifters, at the Silverdome on Friday, April 5. 

Led Zeppelin is widely considered one of the most influential groups in rock history.

Tickets for the Launceston gig go on sale at Ticketek on Monday, December 10, at 9am.

Chugg Entertainment, which is promoting the tour, revealed yesterday that as Plant would be in Australia for the Bluesfest and the West Coast Blues and Roots Festival, he had added four performances - in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Launceston.

Plant's first commercial recordings were in 1966, and the following year he formed the   Band of Joy with drummer John Bonham.

They joined forces with guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones as the New Yardbirds, which eventually became Led Zeppelin.

Since the band broke up in 1980, Plant has travelled the world working with musicians.

The promoters said the Sensational Space Shifters were Plant's latest project and drew  inspiration from roots music of the Mississippi, Appalachia and  Gambia.

The concert will be a mix of Plant's early Led Zeppelin music and more recent compositions.

More details about the show will be on the Chugg Entertainment website from tomorrow.

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