live music: ROBERT PLANT x GREEK THEATER x 6.29.13

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

The Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA. – Recently, rock royalty and one of the greatest voices in all of rock n roll, Robert Plant, stopped in to the Greek Theater with his new band…The Sensational Space Shifters. The evening was comprised of new material, cover songs and new arrangements of classic Zeppelin tunes.

Check out my review in photos…

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Setlist:
Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You (Joan Baez cover)
In the Mood
Tin Pan Valley
Spoonful (Howlin’ Wolf cover)
Black Dog (Led Zeppelin song)
Another Tribe
Going to California (Led Zeppelin song)
The Enchanter
Please Read the Letter (Jimmy Page & Robert Plant cover)
Friends (Led Zeppelin song)
Fixin’ to Die (Bukka White cover)
What Is and What Should Never Be (Led Zeppelin song)
Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin song) (inc. “Who Do You Love?” by Bo Diddley)
Encore:
Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down (Uncle Tupelo cover)
Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin song)

You can see the rest of these Robert Plant photos here.

This was my third time to this beautiful outdoor venue/amphitheater. The venue has been around since the early 1900’s. The design of the theater is based directly on the ancient Greek theater of Epidaurus. Simply amazing. Great sound. Beautiful surroundings.

The stage at the venue is about 8′ tall. The show started while it was still daylight so the lights were a mixture of daylight and decent overhead lighting. “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” opened up acoustic then the full band jumped in. Soundboard shoot. I probably could’ve brought a longer lens for tighter shots. Maybe next time…

This was my second time shooting Robert Plant. I shot him with his other group; The Band of Joy back in summer of 2011.

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