Robert Plant is back with his first album since 2007Â’s six time Grammy Award winning Â“Raising SandÂ”.
Picking up where the critically acclaimed roots rock of Â“Raising SandÂ” Â– which sold 700,000 in the UK and 3 million worldwide, scooping the Grammy for Album of the Year Â– left off, Â“Band Of JoyÂ” was recorded in Nashville with a stellar cast of musicians.
Preceding the album release will be new single Â‘Angel DanceÂ’ released on September 6th, a throbbing rendition of Los Lobos’s classic, who also appear in the Vince Haycock directed video.
The single Â– released as an e-single with video bundle Â– revolves around a Middle Eastern chorus melody that acts as a reminder of PlantÂ’s far-flung influences.
The official Robert Plant Facebook page has launched a competition where all fans that ‘like’ RobertÂ’s page are exclusively entered into a competition to win tickets to see a secret performance by Robert Plant and the Band Of Joy.
The lucky winners will have the chance to attend the intimate show at a secret central London location on the 1st September 2010.
Â“Band Of JoyÂ” features intriguing new interpretations of songs from a wide range of sources.
Robert Plant’s most eclectic work so far, in a career that has constantly embraced the unexpected, itÂ’s an album which takes in continents of influence and oceans of emotional depth, taking the explorations of Â“Raising SandÂ” into bold new territory.
Band Of Joy will be released on September 13th.
Robert Plant and the Band Of Joy play a select few UK dates in September and October:
Thu 2nd LONDON, Forum
Tue 26th CARDIFF, St DavidÂ’s Hall
Wed 27th BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Sun 31st MANCHESTER, Palace Theatre
Robert Plant and The Band of Joy
Tues 2 November, 2010
Waterfront Hall, Belfast
Tickets from Â£38, on sale Friday 13 August at 9.00am
Waterfront Hall Box-Office: 028 90 334455
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Northern Ireland – 0844 277 44 55
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