Robert Plant played the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas last Friday, his first time in the entertainment capital of the world since 2005. There's a solid review of the show by Spencer Patterson in the Las Vegas Weekly that noted: "The 66-year old Plant sounded better than he did at the House of Blues in 2002 or the Hilton in '05..."
On top of "soaring over" The Sensation Space Shifters, Plant opened with an old Zeppelin favorite. In what is probably the first time Plant sang it without looking over his left shoulder and spotting Jimmy Page, Plant performed the Wanton Song, with guitarist Skin Tyson sidling up to Plant.
The Wanton Song, however, is not the biggest surprise Plant had up his sleeve last week. Patterson notes en passant that Plant played Dazed and Confused. While he's does about two minutes of Dazed and Confused during No Place to Go (4:50 in the video below), it is the first time Plant sang Dazed and Confused in the Led Zeppelin O2 show in 2007, and, it seems, the first time in 20-years as a solo artist.
Dazed and Confused appears to have been actually added to the setlist on May 25th in Oregon, Vegas being the third show it was played at. In the three shows since Vegas, both have opened with Wanton Song and included Dazed and Confused, according to setlist.fm.
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters finish their west coast swing in Los Angeles tomorrow before heading East for dates in Hunter NY and Toronto later in the week. The tour continues until June 176, and picks up again in Europe in July. Full tour dates, and ticket links, available at robertplant.com.
With thanks to Wyatt, aka Zepcowboy, via FBO, for the video links and timelines.
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