Immortal Vitality: Robert Plant and His Sensational Space Shifters
Published: February 19, 2018
Massey Hall. Toronto’s hallowed ground. Above the hardwood stage, down over the ancient seating, and between the marble-plated columns, reside faint reverberations of a century’s worth of performances by the giants of the industry. Antiquiet has been on hand for more than a few momentous performances in this inimitable setting.
Opportunities to embrace the warmth and history within these walls will soon dispel for a time. In July the iconic downtown venue will close its doors as a two-year state of hibernation, revitalization and modernization will commence.
The window is slowly closing to take in the grandeur of Canada’s preeminent concert hall. How apt a locale then for the only Canadian stop on Robert Plant’s Carry Fire tour, with his latest backing band The Sensational Space Shifters.
In December, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page was quoted as saying there were “all manner of surprises coming out” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the band. As to what that would entail remained a mystery. As recently as Friday, Plant was still ambiguously dodging interview questions and dispelling notions of a reunion in 2018. “There’s a lot of stuff rolling around.”
So for now (and forever forward, let’s be honest), one will only find the opportunity to behold