Robert Plant brings his Sensational Space Shifters band to Texas in March as part of an 11-date tour titled “Blues…Roots and Hollers (A Southern Journey)” that will include four Texas dates, culminating with a March 20 show at ACL Live.
Legendary Northwest garage-rockers the Sonics will open all of the shows. Tickets, $51-$86, go on sale Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. via acl-live.com.
March 20 is the final Sunday of South by Southwest, which suggests the possibility of a Plant appearance at SXSW this year. His other Texas dates are Tuesday, March 15, in Dallas; Thursday, March 17, in San Antonio; and Friday, March 18, in Midland. An SXSW representative said Monday that there was “nothing to report” regarding Plant and SXSW at this time.
In a press release, Plant said: “I’m always eager to return to the hospitality of the Southern states. Towns and cities that hold fond memories for me personally, places that gave birth to so much of the music I love. Our recent travels have taken this wild whirlwind of a band though many incredible and inspiring places. Having just begun work on our new album, we thought we’d take time out to raise a little sand and welcome springtime with one more adventure, another celebration of life and song.”