Former Led Zeppelin vocalist, Robert Plant, has reached the Mile High City again on his new tour supporting his 10th solo album, the exceptionally well-received, “Lullaby and … The Ceaseless Roar” is his first studio record with the Sensational Space Shifters, his current band. All that said, it’s a safe bet that many of the aged 45 and older crowd at the Fillmore Auditorium on Oct. 4 weren’t waiting in the line that stretched three blocks long, an hour before the show, to hear his new folk routine, but rather highly anticipating some Zep classics. His last run though North America featured a 50/50 setlist of Zep songs and various covers along with Sensational Space Shifter’s originals. But Robert Plant refuses to deliver the same old thing over and over again and is more inclined to spin-off something new and fresh. Although, just to appease his worshippers, there were a few Led Zeppelin classics that were thrown into the live set and that might have been just enough to make the night a memorable one. The Zeppelin tunes performed were “Black Dog” “Rock n Roll” “Four Sticks” “What is and what should never be” and “Whole Lotta Love”.
Plant seemed happy to be playing in Colorado; even revealing he spent time calculating how many days, over 16,000 – it has been since he first ever sang in Denver. Also, like every other act that plays Colorado anymore, he mentioned noticing the smell of legalized pot. No need to ask “Does anyone remember laughter?” when people are high on legal cannabis.
The Sensational Space Shifters throughout the roughly 90 minute set featured Justin Adams (on guitars among other string instruments and backing vocals), Juldeh Camara (on ritti, an African fiddle and backing vocals), Lim “Skin” Tyson (on guitar, banjo, backing vocals), John Battott (on keyboards, backing vocals), Billy Fuller (on bass) and Dave Smith (on drums).