Robert Plant. image by Haylee Cashmere, Noise11, photo

Robert Plant. image by Haylee Cashmere

Robert Plant Slips Into Australia For A Few Beers At The Pub

by Paul Cashmere on March 16, 2013

in Live,News

Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant slipped quietly into Australia this week for a holiday before he plays Bluesfest and his Australian tour.

Robert Plant. image by Haylee Cashmere, Noise11, photo

Robert Plant at SXSW 2005. Photo by Haylee Cashmere

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)

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