Legendary rocker Robert Plant‘s new album Carry Fire will be released by Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records on Friday, October 13. Carry Fire is available now for pre-order and comes with an instant download of the album’s first track, “The May Queen.” Pre-orders via nonesuch.com and robertplant.com also include an exclusive limited-edition print featuring an image from the album art.
Carry Fire is the Led Zeppelin frontman’s 11th solo album and his full-length release since 2014’s lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar. Once again, Plant is accompanied by The Sensational Space Shifters. A number of guest musicians appear on the record as well, most notably Chrissie Hynde, who joins Plant on the duet “Bluebirds Over The Mountain.”
Plant and the Space Shifters will celebrate Carry Fire‘s release by beginning a world tour in November 2017 starting in the UK and Ireland. Full dates will be announced soon.
In a statement, the singer said, “It’s about intention, I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the lure and incentive to create new work. I must mix old with new. Consequently the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat, the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation.”