Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Robert Plant U.K. tour underway; release of Dreamland album precedes U.S. dates

This news originally appeared in an edition of the newsletter "On This Day In Led Zeppelin History."

Robert Plant's U.K. tour has been underway all month. Reports are that Liam "Skin" Tyson is working well as the new guitarist for the Strange Sensation. On June 6, Plant and his band even filmed an appearance for an upcoming episode of VH1's "Storytellers." There is no information yet as to when this will air, but many reports from those who watched the taping say it will be well worth watching. His tour continues June 28 at England's Glastonbury Festival. In July, he'll start a U.S. tour, including dates opening for the Who.

His latest album, Dreamland, will be out in the United Kingdom on June 24 and in the United States on July 16. For the rest of the world, please check with your local stores.

Beginning in April, selected radio stations received a Dreamland radio promo. It has two songs: "Darkness, Darkness" and "Funny in My Mind (I Believe I'm Fixin' to Die)." The first of these was available in three different lengths. The longest of these is the album version, which clocks in over the seven-minute mark. It can be he heard online at (Web content no longer available).

"Morning Dew" is the first proper single available from the album. It's already in rotation on some radio stations. The single will be released commercially this coming week. It seems to include a live version of the non-album track, "A House is Not a Motel" (originally by Love). There will be an enhanced version of the single too, with a "Morning Dew" video and a video interview with Plant. Advance orders for both versions of the single are being taken online.

And to finish off the exciting news, there is now an official online team to help promote Robert Plant's new album. By simply promoting the album, you can win Robert Plant merchandise like a Dreamland advance sampler. To join the online team, visit (Web content no longer available).

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