Robert Plant is a musician who needs no introduction. As the iconic Led Zeppelin singer gears up for the release of his eleventh LP, Carry Fire, Plant has announced the first North American headline dates on his upcoming world tour celebrating the album–due out October 13. Following the release of “Bone Of Saints” and “The May Queen,” Robert Plant has released “Bluebirds Over The Mountain.” Written by rockabilly legend Ersel Hickey and later recorded by both Richie Valens and The Beach Boys, “Bluebirds Over The Mountain” features special guest Chrissie Hynde joining Plant on vocals. The track is accompanied by a striking companion visual, which you can enjoy below:On Carry Fire, Plant once again teams with his Sensational Space Shifters, a group composed of Justin Adams, John Baggott, Dave Smith and Liam “Skin” Tyson, though other numbers on the record include cameos from cellist Redi Hasa, violist/violinist Seth Lakeman, and vocalist Chrissie Hynde. Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters will begin their North American tour on February 9 at Raleigh, NC’s Memorial Auditorium and then continue through early March (complete dates below). Additional dates will be announced soon. For updates, please visit Robert Plant’s website.According to the press release, Plant is very committed to getting tickets into the hands of his fans and not scalpers or bots, and so is collaborating with Ticketmaster to sell Pre-sale tickets through its Verified Fan ® program. Fans can visit robertplant.tmverifiedfan.com to register for Verified Fan Pre-sale access now until registration closes on Wednesday, September 27, at 12pm Eastern Time. Those verified and selected will receive a text invitation two to four hours before the Pre-sale begins on Thursday, September 28 at 12pm Eastern. The general public on-sale will be on Friday, September 29.In addition, every ticket purchased online will be joined by either a physical or digital copy of the new album, Carry Fire, upon its October 13 release. Instructions on how to redeem the album will be emailed after ticket purchase.Carry Fire is available now for pre-order at all digital music retailers and via Plant’s website. All pre-orders are joined by instant grat downloads of the tracks “The May Queen” and “Bones of Saints,” along with the just unveiled album highlight “Bluebirds Over The Mountain.” Those three songs are also available now for individual purchase at all DSPs and streaming services. In addition, all pre-orders made via Nonesuch or robertplant.com will receive an exclusive limited edition print inspired by the album’s cover art.ROBERT PLANT & THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERSCARRY FIRE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2018FEBRUARY9 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium11 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium12 – Norfolk, VA – Chrysler Hall14 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre16 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre17 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall20 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre22 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre24 – Denver, CO – Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre26 – Phoenix, AZ – Symphony Hall28 – Oakland, CA – Fox TheaterMARCH2 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum TheatreADDITIONAL DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED*****ROBERT PLANT // Carry Fire (Nonesuch/Warner. Bros)Release Date: Friday, October 131. The May Queen2. New World…3. Season’s Song4. Dance With You Tonight5. Carving Up The World Again… a wall and not a fence6. A Way With Words7. Carry Fire8. Bones Of Saints9. Keep It Hid10. Bluebirds Over The Mountain11. Heaven SentPRODUCED BY ROBERT PLANT“enwog yth wnair, gair gyrddbwyll armes, telynores twyll”
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Charleston (W.V.) Gazette:The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s appeal of his criminal mine safety conviction, the court announced Tuesday.Justices turned down Blankenship’s petition, including it on a weekly order list of more than 200 cases in which a request for a “writ of certiorari” — the type of order in which the Supreme Court agrees to hear a case — was denied without any reason given or further comment offered.In doing so, the court allowed to stand Blankenship’s conviction for conspiracy to violate federal mine safety and health standards at Massey’s Upper Big Branch Mine, where 29 miners died in an April 5, 2010 explosion.“We are pleased with but not surprised by the Supreme Court’s decision to deny the Blankenship petition,” said U.S. Attorney Carol Casto. “Now, hopefully, the families of those lost and others impacted by the UBB explosion and long history of safety violations can find some closure and begin the long and difficult process of healing.”Two years ago this month, jurors in U.S. District Court in Charleston began hearing testimony against Blankenship in the high-profile case involving charges against a coal executive who was once one of the region’s most powerful figures in a trial that focused on the rampant safety violations at Upper Big Branch in the months leading up to West Virginia’s worst coal-mining disaster in a generation.Blankenship, 67, was convicted of conspiracy to violate safety rules and then sentenced by U.S. District Judge Irene C. Berger to pay a $250,000 fine and spend one year in prison, both the maximum allowed under current federal law that classifies criminal mine safety violations as misdemeanors. Blankenship completed his one-year prison sentence in early May, and is currently serving his one year of supervised release. Berger recently modified the terms of Blankenship’s supervised release so that he could report to probation officials in Las Vegas, where he now lives.Earlier this year, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond affirmed Blankenship’s conviction.Blankenship had argued on appeal that Berger incorrectly instructed the trial jury that Blankenship’s ”reckless disregard” of federal mine safety standards amounted to the criminal willfulness needed for a conviction and that Berger was wrong to deny the defense the chance for a second cross-examination of former Massey official Chris Blanchard, a major government witness. Coal industry lobby groups from West Virginia, Ohio and Illinois had warned that Blankenship’s conviction would pave the way for coal executives to be prosecuted for making “tough decisions” necessary to “operate a successful company.”More: US Supreme Court won’t hear Don Blankenship’s appeal U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal of Coal Exec Convicted in 29 Miner Deaths
Verailles, In. — The Indiana State Police have participated in the Combined Accident Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.) since the inception of this multi-state enforcement project in 1977, of which Indiana and Michigan were the founding members. Now, more than three dozen local and state law enforcement agencies nationwide participate in this life-saving enforcement project.For the Thanksgiving Holiday Project C.A.R.E. was operational from November 21stthrough the 25th. Below are the Indiana results from this five day enforcement project.While most information is self-explanatory, ‘CMV’ stands for Commercial Motor Vehicle and ‘Motorist Assists’ reflects the number of times motorists were assisted by state police officers while roadside. Examples of the type of assistance provided would include help with directions, changing a flat tire, calling a tow truck, obtaining fuel or other types of services to assist the motoring public.