Robert Plant on his new album: "It's a celebratory record"

Robert Plant on his new album: "It's a celebratory record"

Robert Plant has been talking about his new solo album, which is due later this year.

Plant has signed to Nonesuch for the follow-up to 2010's Band Of Joy. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Plant said: "It’s really a celebratory record, but it's very crunchy and gritty, very West African and very Massive Attack-y. There's a lot of bottom end, so it might sound alright at a Jamaican party, but I'm not sure it would sound alright on [US radio network] NPR."

The album will feature The Sensational Space Shifters and was recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World studios. Speaking about working with Nonesuch, Plant has commented: "I'm pleased to find such a reputable home for our renegade departures. The support and encouragement we have received has been strong and refreshing."

Meanwhile, Plant has postponed a run of Spanish live dates. According to his website, the shows have been postponed "due to scheduling conflicts". Tickets can be refunded through local ticketing agents.

The shows are:

July 24 - Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
July 26 - La Mar De Músicas, Cartagena Port (Murcia)
July 27 - Plaza De Toros, Malaga
July 29 - Palacio De Deportes, Madrid
July 31 - Cap Roig Festival, Girona

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