Robert Plant Newcastle City Hall 24th March 1988

Robert Plant Newcastle City Hall 24th March 1988
planttix88Robert Plant was back on tour in the UK in 1988, calling at Newcastle City Hall again. This time he had a new band, with Doug Boyle on guitar, Chris Blackwell on drums, Phil Johnstone on keyboards and Charlie Jones on bass.
Plant released his fourth album, Now and Zen in February 1988. The album was a return to a blues rock style reminiscent of Zeppelin and even featured Jimmy Page playing guitar on two of the tracks. The single “Tall Cool one” was also released around the same time. The UK tour was named the Non Stop Go tour, and for the first time a few Zeppelin classics were featured as part of the set. For the UK shows Plant played “In the evening”, “Trampled under foot” and “Misty mountain hop”; plantnonstopgofurther Zep songs were added as the tour progressed and made its way across to the USA. The Newcastle gig was a great show, I particularly enjoyed it because it was the first time I had seen the old songs performed for some ten years. Support came from the excellent It Bites who were on top form and played the classic “Calling All The Heroes”.
Setlist (something like): Helen of Troy; Little by little; Billy’s revenge; In the evening; In the mood; Heaven Knows; Big log; Dimples; Trampled under foot; Tall cool one; Misty mountain hop; Other arms; Break on through (the Doors classic featured as an encore on several nights of the tour).
Thanks to John for the picture of his poster from the Non Stop Go tour.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by dawn on February 15, 2014 at 12:35 am

    my ticket was cc 22 stalls thank you for the detailed review.


  2. Posted by Eric on May 29, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I was at this gig, and about 4 weeks or so before had got into the Marquee gig that was supposed to be music business types only.

    Surprised to open up the programme and find a picture of myself at the Marquee Gig!


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