Ex-Led Zeppelin star brings new band to Tower

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Rock god Robert Plant is to bring his latest world-music based project to Blackpool Tower next month.

The Led Zeppelin frontman will be appearing at the iconic venue with his latest band The Sensational Space Shifters on November 26.

The superstar will be performing alongside world music composer and producer Justin Adams and members of plant’s current band Strange Sensation.

The band were a huge hit at this year’s Glastonbury festival and will be embarking a full North American tour after their British dates.

Plant was one of the biggest names in rock between 1968 and 1980 when he sang in Led Zeppelin, alongside guitarist and founder Jimmy Page, drummer John Bonham and bassist John Paul Jones.

After the collapse of the band, he forged a successful solo career in the 80s and 90s.

In the last decade he has enjoyed grammy award-winning and American chart-topping success with his collaboration with Alison Krauss and a successful series Led Zep reunion dates at London’s O2 Arena.

Now, with the new band, he is exploring an interest in world music, especially African sounds, which first came to the fore during his Led Zeppelin days on tracks like Kashmir.

The band can include up to ten players, all of them well-known across the globe in world music circles.