Robert Plant fans pumped to catch the ex-Led Zeppelin frontman along with his longtime backing band The Sensational Space Shifters on his upcoming winter tour of North America can get a taste of what's to come courtesy of a free online stream of his forthcoming studio album Carry Fire. A follow up to to 2014's Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar, the legendary British rocker's 11th studio album will hit shelves Oct. 13 via Nonesuch/Warner.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has made Carry Fire available for streaming online in its starting Oct. 5 for a limited time via NPR. The news follows the recent release of the track “Bluebirds Over the Mountain,” featuring The Pretenders Chrissie Hynde, which was unveiled in conjunction with the announcement of a 2018 winter tour. The North American leg launches Feb. 9 in Raleigh, N.C., at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and wraps up March 2 in Los Angeles at Orpheum Theatre.
Carry Fire marks the “Whole Lotta Love” hitmaker's second collaboration with the Sensational Space Shifters (uncredited). The album was self-produced by Plant and features 11 tracks, which were recorded in the U.K. at Top Cat studio in Box, Wiltshire, with added studio work at Real World and Rockfield studios.
Carry Fire is available in CD, digital and vinyl formats. Fans who preorder here will received instant grat tracks of the singles “The May Queen,” “Bones of Saints,” as well as latest release “Bluebirds Over the Mountain.”
See below for the full Carry Fire tracklisting. Check out the official video for the single “Bones of Saints” above.
The Grammy winner has been busy promoting the upcoming release and will perform songs from the album Oct. 6 in London at BBC Radio 6 Music Live. Fans can check it out here.
Prior to his 2018 tour dates, Plant and company have scheduled a tour of the U.K., which will kicks off Nov. 16 in Plymouth, U.K., at Pavilions and wraps up Dec 12 in Birmingham, U.K., at Symphony Hall. Tickets for a variety of Robert Plant events are available at AXS. For all the latest details on Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, click here.
Robert Plant Carry Fire tracklisting:
“The May Queen”
“Dance With You Tonight”
“Carving Up The World Again…A Wall And Not A Fence”
“A Way With Words”
“Bones Of Saints”
“Keep It Hid”
“Bluebirds Over The Mountain”