Robert Plant fans who are eager for possible 2017 tour dates news or new music can ease their pain with footage of the legendary British rocker performing Led Zeppelin's classic 'Whole Lotta Love.' Plant's sold out performance at David Lynch's Festival of Disruption was held on Oct. 9, 2016 in Los Angeles at Ace Hotel and the clip is from the upcoming concert special “Robert Plant & the Sensational Shape Shifters: Live at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption,” which will premiere on AXS-TV in March.
AXS-TV announced the concert debut on Feb. 27 and presented the trailer for the special "Whole Lotta Love" on the official AXS YouTube channel. The ex-Led Zeppelin frontman and his band dazzled guests at the event with a setlist that included tastefully re-worked version of Zep classics like "Black Dog” and "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" along with material from the multi-platinum seller's tenth solo album Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar.
In the 7:41 minute film clip, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer begins the 1969 Led Zeppelin rocker as a slow blues, trading off improvised vocal lines with Shifters guitarist Justin Adams as the crowd roars its approval. Adams performs callback guitar lines and weaves harmonies around Plant's melodies throughout the first verse.
As the anticipated chorus approaches, Adams begins a pull-off through a wash of feedback, as second guitarist Liam Tyson begins to pedal the song's instantly recognizable signature riff. Plant proves why he's still regarded among the premiere rock frontman of all time as he struts his stuff with style, power and authority singing, "You need cooling/Baby I'm not fooling/I'm gonna send ya/Back to schooling.”
“Robert Plant & the Sensational Shape Shifters: Live at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption” airs Sun., March 5 at 9:00 p.m. CT only on AXS-TV. Fans can check out the concert trailer above. For more information, click here.
Plant and company toured extensively throughout North America and Europe in 2016, performing headlining shows and festival appearances well into the fall. No tour dates for 2017 have been confirmed so far, but fans remain hopeful. Stay tuned here for all the latest details on Robert Plant.