Last year it was announced that ROBERT PLANT would be performing two NZ dates with his band SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS in April 2013.
It’s just been announced that ‘living legends of gospel’ THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA will be joining the line-up as support act.
The Blind Boys were formed in the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind over 70 years ago and they haven’t stopped since. Their road has not been easy, but their regard in the industry is unrivalled. Being winners of 5 Grammy Awards and honoured with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 are just some of their career highlights. The Blind Boys have shared the stage and collaborated with the finest musicians and songwriters including Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Mavis Staples, Tom Petty, John Fogerty, Peter Gabriel – to name just a few. And now add to that – Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters!
Tue 9 Aoril – TSB Arena, Wellington
Thu 11 April – Vector Arena, Auckland
THE WIRE fans – here’s them singing Way Down In The Hole