Robert Plant Lands His Space Shifters In Colorado

 

Rock icon Robert Plant turns 70 years old this August and seems to not be slowing down. The iconic Led Zeppelin frontman has kept his creative energy going and carved out a nice late career resurgence.

This past Saturday night Plant brought his “Carry Fire” tour to the Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado accompanied by his Sensational Space Shifters back up band.

For the old timers that wanted to hear “Stairway to Heaven” in all of it’s glory they came away disappointed, but if you have enjoyed his post Zeppelin adventures including the 2007’s Alison Krauss/T Bone Burnett collaboration “Raising “Sand” the show was outstanding.

The nights set ranged from heavy blues-rock to even some folk sprinkled space-rock and a little of straight rock. Having just released his latest album “Carry Fire” it was no surprise the audience was treated to three of the new songs including opener “New World…”, “The May Queen”, and “Carry Fire”. But the crowds most enthusiastic response came when the band played some Zeppelin songs including the acoustic version of “That’s The Way”, hoedown fiddle influenced “Misty Mountain Hop”, and folk driven “Gallows Pole”.

The encore closer was the iconic “Whole Lotta Love” with the added fiddle solo and the chorus of “Santianna” that Plant threw in-between versus.

Photos and review by Jason Bullinger