Robert Plant reveals details of new album and UK tour dates

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Robert Plant has confirmed details of his new album.

lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar will be released on the 9th of September via Warner Bros./Nonesuch Records, and has been recorded with The Sensational Space Shifters.

The album features eleven new recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with the band — Justin Adams: bendirs, djembe, guitars, tehardant, background vocals; John Baggott: keyboards, loops, moog bass, piano, tabal, background vocals; Juldeh Camara: kologo, ritti, Fulani vocals; Billy Fuller: bass, drum programming, omnichord, upright bass; Dave Smith: drum set; and Liam “Skin” Tyson: banjo, guitar, background vocals.

“It’s really a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep,” Plant said in a statement. “The whole impetus of my life as a singer has to be driven by a good brotherhood. I am very lucky to work with The Sensational Space Shifters. They come from exciting areas of contemporary music…I have been around awhile and I ask myself, do I have anything to say? Is there a song still inside me? In my heart? I see life and what’s happening to me. Along the trail there are expectations, disappointments, happiness, questions and strong relationships,” Plant explains, “… and now I’m able to express my feelings through melody, power and trance; together in a kaleidescope of sound, colour, and friendship.”

You can watch the official trailer for the album below:

The full tracklisting for the album is as follows:

“Little Maggie”
“Pocketful of Golden”
“Embrace Another Fall”
“Turn It Up”
“A Stolen Kiss”
“Somebody There”
“Poor Howard”
“House of Love”
“Up on the Hollow Hill (Understanding Arthur)”
“Arbaden (Maggie’s Babby)”

A series of tour dates have also been announced. Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters will play:

9th of Nov: Newport Centre, Newport
10th of Nov: O2 Academy, Bournemouth
12th of Nov: Roundhouse, London
14th of Nov: City Hall, Hull
15th of Nov: O2 Academy, Glasgow
17th of Nov: O2 Academy, Leeds
18th of Nov: O2 Academy, Newcastle
20th of Nov: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
21st of Nov: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
23rd of Nov: Ulster Hall, Belfast
24th of Nov: Olympia, Dublin
26th of Nov: Blackpool Tower, Blackpool
27th of Nov: Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena, Llandudno

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Wilco to head into the studio in 2010

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy has said that as soon as the band have finished their current touring commitments, they will head into the studio to record the follow up to their last LP, Wilco (The Album)

“We’re getting into the studio later this month to start recording the next Wilco record,” Tweedy said in an interview with “The way we’ve been touring the past year, there’s been a dividing line between one record and the next as there ever had been because we’ve been touring so intensively and we haven’t been able to do any recording on the side. But this is usually the way we seem to work when we have downtime, we generally spend it in the studio.”

Tweedy also talked explicitly about how they might release the new music, referring specifically to Radiohead’s recent digital ‘pay what you want’ releases: “I know some of the guys in Radiohead and talk to them, but our manager pays more attention to the business models than I do,” he admitted. “When Radiohead streamed their album and let people pay what they wanted, I thought that was similar to what we had been doing for years, but we didn’t take the money because we were on a major at the time; we ended up giving the money to charity.”

The album will be their first since parting ways with their label, Nonesuch.