Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant to perform in Georgia on July 19, this summer
26 March, 2018
Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant to perform in Georgia on July 19, this summer
Yes, this is true! Robert Plant, lead singer of Legendary British rock group Led Zeppelin will visit Georgia this summer. The renowned musician will perform at Black Sea Arena within the frames of Black Sea Jazz Festival.

The annual festival will start on July 19, 2018 and last until July 22. The concert of Led Zeppelin’s Ro
bert Plant will take place on July 19. Price of the tickets will start from GEL 60.

This year Black Sea Jazz Festival will be held traditionally at Black Sea Coast in Batumi. Part of the concerts will be held at Batumi tennis club and part of the events at Black Sea Arena in Shekvetili seaside resort.
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Black Sea Arena, Shekvetili Beach, Georgia

Black Sea Jazz Festival is an annual festival that takes place in Georgia’s Adjara Region bringing world renowned artists and musicians to the Georgian scene. Snoop Dogg, Prodigy, Lauryn Hill, Busta Rhymes, Jamiroquai and many many other celebrated musicians have already performed in front of the Georgian audience within the frames of the festival.
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Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin

Apart from Robert Plant, this year The Chemical Brothers will also take to the stage. The festival is carried out by TBC Status.


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Robert Plant predicted that a celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin would take place “somewhere” and that the surviving members were planning to gather to discuss what might be done during the year. Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones have already announced a collaborative photo book, while guitarist Page recently said that a new live album is in the works.
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Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound has led them to be cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal. Their style drew from a wide variety of influences, including blues, psychedelia, and folk music.

Robert Anthony Plant CBE (born 20 August 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin. A powerful and wide vocal range (particularly evident in his high-pitched vocals) has given him a successful singing career spanning over 50 years. Plant is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock and roll. In 2006, Heavy Metal magazine Hit Parader named Plant the "Greatest Metal Vocalist of All Time". In 2009, Plant was voted "the greatest voice in rock" in a poll conducted by Planet Rock. In 2008, Rolling Stone editors ranked him number 15 on their list of the 100 best singers of all time. In 2011, Rolling Stone readers ranked Plant the greatest of all lead singers.
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Robert Plant, NYC, 1975 by Bob Gruen

Plant did not begin writing song lyrics with Led Zeppelin until the making of Led Zeppelin II, in 1969. Plant's lyrics with Led Zeppelin were often mystical, philosophical and spiritual, alluding to events in classical and Norse mythology, such as "Immigrant Song", which refers to Valhalla and Viking conquests. However, the song "No Quarter" is often misunderstood to refer to the god Thor; the song actually refers to Mount Thor (which is named after the god). Another example is "The Rain Song".
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Photo by Bob Gruen of the band Led Zeppelin in 1973

Plant was also influenced by J. R. R. Tolkien, whose book series inspired lyrics in some early Led Zeppelin songs. Most notably "The Battle of Evermore", "Misty Mountain Hop","No Quarter", "Ramble On" and "Over the Hills and Far Away" contain verses referencing Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Conversely, Plant sometimes used more straightforward blues-based lyrics dealing primarily with sexual innuendo, as in "The Lemon Song", "Trampled Under Foot", and "Black Dog".
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The song "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" is named after the 18th century Welsh cottage Bron-Yr-Aur owned by a friend of his father; it later inspired the song "Bron-Yr-Aur".The songs "Misty Mountain Hop", "That's the Way", and early dabblings in what would become "Stairway to Heaven" were written in Wales and lyrically reflect Plant's mystical view of the land. Critic Steve Turner suggests that Plant's early and continued experiences in Wales served as the foundation for his broader interest in the mythologies he revisits in his lyrics (including those myth systems of Tolkien and the Norse).



For many it is not known that the producer of the predecessor of Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds was Georgian-born Giorgio Gomelsky. Following the band's split in 1968, Relf and McCarty formed Renaissance and guitarist Jimmy Page formed what became Led Zeppelin. Jimmy's first manager was Gomelsky, who was a Georgian born immigrant to England owned the Crawdaddy club in swinging London and tried to make a name for himself by discovering and managing The Rolling Stones. Once the Stones left his care, Gomelsky turned his eye to another pop band featuring the hot guitar playing of a young man from Ripley named Eric Clapton, they called themselves The Yardbirds.

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