Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will hit the road this March for an 11-date trek that will focus on the southern half of the United States. Dubbed Blues...Roots and Hollers (A Southern Journey), the tour comes as Plant and company work on the follow-up to 2014's Lullaby and . . . The Ceaseless Roar. "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," Plant said in a statement.
The trek kicks off the weekend of March 4th with a performance at the inaugural Okeechobee Festival before climbing its ways through Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma and four Texas dates. The tour-ending gig on March 20th at Austin's Moody Theatre will double as an Austin City Limits taping.
"I'm always eager to return to the hospitality of the Southern states," Plant added. "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 through many incredible and inspiring places."
Influential garage rock outfit the Sonics will serve as Plant's opening act for the trek.
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters Tour
March 4 - 6 - Okeechobee, FL @ Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
March 6 - St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
March 7 - Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre
March 9 - Jackson, MS @ Thalia Mara Hall
March 10 - Baton Rouge, LA @ River Center Theatre
March 11 - Shreveport, LA @ Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
March 13 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
March 15 - Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
March 17 - San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
March 18 - Midland, TX @ Wagner Noel Center Performing Arts Center
March 20 - Austin, TX @ ACL Live at Moody Theater