Credit: Frank MelfiLed Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and his current group, The Sensational Space Shifters, have announced plans for a 2016 trek that will visit a variety of locations in the southern U.S. this March. The trek, dubbed “Blues…Roots and Hollers (A Southern Journey),” gets underway with a March 4 performance at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Okeechobee, Florida, and is mapped out through a March 20 concert in Austin, Texas.

Opening all dates on Plant’s outing will be the legendary Tacoma, Washington-based garage-rock band The Sonics.

“I’m always eager to return to the hospitality of the Southern states,” Robert says in a statement about the tour. “Towns and cities that hold fond memories for me personally, places that gave birth to so much of the music I love.”

Plant also reveals that he and his group are in the process of making a follow-up album to 2014’s lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar.

“Having just begun work on our new album, we thought we’d take time out to raise a little sand and welcome springtime with one more adventure,” he says, “another celebration of life and song.”

Here are all of Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters’ confirmed U.S. dates:

3/4 — Okeechobee, FL, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
3/6 — St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
3/7 — Mobile, AL, Saenger Theatre
3/9 — Jackson, MS, Thalia Mara Hall
3/10 — Baton Rouge, LA, River Center Theatre
3/11 — Shreveport, LA, Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
3/13 — Tulsa, OK, Cain’s Ballroom
3/15 — Dallas, TX, The Bomb Factory
3/17 — San Antonio, TX, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
3/18 — Midland, TX, Wagner Noel Center Performing Arts Center
3/20 — Austin, TX, ACL Live at Moody Theater

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