Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant slipped quietly into Australia this week for a holiday before he plays Bluesfest and his Australian tour.
Plant grabbed a few days off in Port Douglas and has surprised locals with his impromptu visits to the town’s restaurants.
According to Tourism Port Douglas’ website, Plant dined at the On The Inlet seafood restaurant on Thursday night and then dropped into the Central Hotel for a few beers with the locals.
Robert Plant will kick off his Australian tour at the West Coast Blues and Roots Festival in Perth on March 23 and headline Bluesfest at Byron Bay over Easter.
His Australian tour dates for Chugg Entertainment are:
March 23, Perth, West Coast Blues and Roots Festival
March 26, Adelaide, Entertainment Centre
March 28, Sydney, Entertainment Centre
March 30, Byron Bay, Bluesfest
March 31, Newcastle, Entertainment Centre
April 3, Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
April 5, Launceston, Silverdome
New Zealand dates:
April 9, Wellington, TSB Bank Arena
April 11, Auckland, Vector Arena
The most recent Robert Plant and the Shapeshifters set was November 12 in Mexico.
The setlist was:
Tin Pan Valley (from Mighty Rearranger, 2005)
Another Tribe (from Mighty Rearranger, 2005)
Friends (from Led Zeppelin III, 1970)
Spoonful (Howlin’ Wolf cover)
Somebody’s Knocking (from Mighty Rearranger, (2005)
Black Dog (from Led Zeppelin IV,1971)
All The King’s Horses (from Mighty Rearranger, 2005)
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (from Led Zeppelin III, 1970)
The Enchanter (from Mighty Rearranger, 2005)
Four Sticks (from Led Zeppelin IV, 1971)
Ramble On (from Led Zeppelin II, (1969)
Funny In My Mind (from Dreamland, 2002)
Whole Lotta Love (from Led Zeppelin II, 1969)
Going To California (from Led Zeppelin IV, 1971)
Rock and Roll (from Led Zeppelin IV, 1971)