Robert Plant Shares New Single “Bluebirds Over The Mountain,” Announces Tour

first_imgRobert 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”last_img read more

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Get ready for successful season under Andersen

first_imgLast week one of our writers, Sean Zak, wrote a column about holding back optimism for the Wisconsin football team in 2013.My simple question in response is, why?I understand last year’s new assistant hires and all of the transition that followed led to bumps and bruises, but there really isn’t much to worry about heading into the inaugural season of the Gary Andersen era.You don’t need to worry about the transition between coaching staffs for the players. If anything, this group of young men at Wisconsin showed how resilient and adaptive they are to adversity and change this past season.Most of the University of Wisconsin’s talent that will have their names on the initial two-deep for 2013 had the a firsthand opportunity to experience the kind of tough football Andersen produced at Utah State, so don’t worry about players not wanting to buy in to the new coaching staff.Almost losing to the Aggies at Camp Randall will do that to you.Don’t worry about the obstacles that come with the meshing of a new staff. Every new member on Andersen’s staff has worked for or with the head coach at some point, helping bring an atmosphere of familiarity, or, in Andersen’s words, the ability to “hit the ground running”.Don’t worry about conflicting viewpoints between coaches, like the ones that may have existed between Matt Canada and Bret Bielema in 2012. New offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig worked with Andersen when he was at Utah, and Dave Aranda worked under the Badgers’ new head coach at Utah State, showing the level of trust and respect the Badgers’ new head coach has in his hires.So, there probably won’t be any firings at midseason this year.There was also that certain something that struck me during interviews with all the new hires earlier this January. Every single one of the coaches pointed to the chance to work with Andersen and his players-first style as their primary reason for coming to Wisconsin.I don’t have a perfect memory, but when I was going through this same process of meeting and greeting Wisconsin’s hires a season ago, I don’t remember Bielema being the No. 1 reason the coaches came to the school. So, based on first impressions and hearing about Andersen calling every single player on his Utah State roster to let them know he was leaving, I think I’m sold the entire Wisconsin football program, from top to bottom, is/will be sold on Gary Andersen.And another thing, how can you hold back optimism when so many key players return for this team?First team All-Big Ten middle linebacker Chris Borland? Check.No. 1 wide receiver Jared Abbrederis? Check.The entire group of eight players who made up the rotation of the defensive line in 2012? Check.Joel Stave, Curt Phillips and countless others? Check.Sure, star tailback Montee Ball is gone, but here’s a news flash: The Badgers won’t be lacking talent in the backfield.James White has been patiently waiting for three years to get his shot as a starter, but don’t think the speedy youngster Melvin Gordon won’t get his opportunity to steal the job.There was also a reference in last week’s column about how UW doesn’t reload every year like dynasty programs in college football.What? What about three straight trips to Pasadena?2012 was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Badgers and what did they do? Wisconsin went to the Rose Bowl and nearly beat Stanford, one of the most physical teams in the country. Of course there were the restrictions that led to UW being there in the first place, but the team showed they belonged in the top tier of the country once again with their play in the “Granddaddy of Them All.”And this upcoming season, Wisconsin has a senior class that is absolutely stacked. In fact, before Bielema departed he voiced his opinion that the 2013 team was going to be his best ever.I can understand why. After throwing in a plethora of new starters on both sides of the ball in 2012, it was to be expected that there would be growing pains, especially on offense, where the Badgers had to replace three starting linemen, a terrific fullback, a No. 1 wide receiver and that one guy who starts for Seattle.Now the Badgers return 15 starters, with eight on offense and seven on defense, while the new coaching staff will have their pick of several enticing options at the quarterback position, with three players who boast starting experience.Don’t forget, there’s an entire offseason for players to improve and make strides in both speed and strength.In my mind, there is absolutely no reason to cease optimism about 2013 and the future of this Wisconsin program. Not because I’m a homer – even though I’m a student at Wisconsin and grew up dreaming of being a Badger, so that’s my disclaimer to you, reader – but because an optimistic fan base with great expectations is one of the first steps (and measuring sticks) to creating the atmosphere necessary for continued success for Wisconsin.If there’s a football player or football team that doesn’t hold high expectations going into every season they’re in the wrong sport and the wrong place, and the same goes for fans. So, unleash that preseason optimism and hold nothing back. Hold this team to a high standard. Because when nothing but a Rose Bowl win is considered a successful season, you know you’re the fan of one of the best programs in the nation.And don’t forget … at Wisconsin, a national championship is a real possibility and the Badgers have been inching toward that for the past several years. Three years ago, the Badgers were a loss away from finishing the regular season undefeated. Two years ago, it was a pair of long distance heaves that derailed a dream season. This past year, it was losses by an average of under four points.The results are already there and Wisconsin’s reputation remains strong, one of the reasons I believe Andersen has largely held together this Badger recruiting class.So to Mr. Zak and all the pessimists out there, don’t worry.Be happy.Nick is a fifth-year senior majoring in history and English while pursuing dreams of entering law school. Love or hate the column? Let him know at [email protected]last_img read more

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DONEGAL GIRLS HOPING TO ‘BOWL’ COMPETITION OVER WITH NEW PRODUCT

first_imgA group of Loreto girls from Letterkenny are hoping to flush out all competition with their unique school product. Five innovative young students from Loreto Convent Letterkenny have recently began to make and sell their own unique product ‘Royal Flush’.It is an all natural, luxury scented cleaning product for toilets. They believe it would be fantastic for when you would be expecting visitors. You simply pop one in the toilet after use and flushing. Around twenty to forty minutes later you will be able to smell your chosen scent until after the reuse. As it’s an all natural product it will not stain or damage your toilet.There are five scents to chose from, Hollyberry, Eucalyptus, Orange, Spice and Lavender. The Royal Flush colours are matched to each scent. One jar of any scent costs €3.50 but you can buy two jars for €6.Royal Flush will be available to purchase in Magees Chemist and Donegal Tile Centre. You can also order your own jar on facebook @ Royal flushThe girls spend lunchtimes and spend time after school in the science labatory carefully making and testing out their product. They start by putting all the dry ingredients in the bowl and then they add the liquids and oils drop by drop. They then make the mould and put them in the jar. The product has become popular with a number of people already and the girls hope to catch the eyes of many more in the coming weeks. The girls look forward to entering competitions and gaining business experience.‘’We have learnt that hard work is followed by success’’.  DONEGAL GIRLS HOPING TO ‘BOWL’ COMPETITION OVER WITH NEW PRODUCT was last modified: February 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalletterkennyLORETO CONVENTRoyal Flushlast_img read more

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