Hamar will be a city of good music experiences this summer.
Earlier this year, it became clear that Whitesnake would be showing up to play at the Tjuvholmen Arena in June. It is now clear that Robert Plant will also be coming to town and on July 1, the rock icon will play Alison Krause on the shores of Lake Mjøsa.
Robert Plant in Tjuvholmen. Taste it a little. The leader of Led Zeppelin and the man behind what many call the best song in the world, ladder to heaven, Thus it will be found in Hamar in July. Next to him is violinist and bluegrass singer Alison Krause, who until recently was the lady of the world with the most Grammy Awards – 27 in number.
Led Zeppelin and Robert Plant together have sold over 330 million albums. Only the Beatles and the Rolling Stones can match, so we’re talking about a true rock icon here. The biggest thing happened in Hamar, says ESPN Solheim in Ron Places.
The venues, Tjuvholmen Arena and Livenation are responsible for the concert, which somehow came as a surprise to everyone.
– We made an offer to them in 2020, but after that there was no tour. On Wednesday, we got a phone call that they could throw themselves in to see this show, says Solheim Rooney.
In 2007, Robert Plant and Allison Krause released the album Raising Sand, one of the most popular albums of the 21st century. It was an improbably brilliant composition of one of rock’s greatest pioneers and one of country music’s most famous artists, produced by legendary T-Bone Burnett. It entered number two on the Billboard 200, certified platinum, and won six Grammy Awards, including album and record of the year.
Now, fourteen years later, the two icons are back with the album Raise the Roof, a dozen songs from a variety of traditions and styles that take this wonderful collaboration in exciting new directions.
Next summer, the tour will visit a number of wonderful countries and places, including New York’s Forest Hills Stadium, London’s Hyde Park and the magnificent Spandau Castle in Berlin.
When Krauss and Plant enters the stage in Tjuvholmen, audiences can expect a powerful mix of songs.
— It will be a mixture of his songs, her songs, popular songs and some from the Led Zeppelin catalog, says Solheim Røhne.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, November 26th and hopefully Tjuvholmen will be fully filled. 7,000 tickets will be on sale, and given the status the two enjoy together and separately, it is likely that the concert in Hamar will also be tempting for an international audience. For those who may not have all the world to do with Blunt and Croce, it can also be a really cool evening.
We’re working on a great support bar to expand the experience a bit. “We’re imagining a big Norwegian squad and we already have some sensors,” Solheim Rooney says.
– utmost happiness
The joy was great with Solheim Røhne on Venues and Thore Petter Wang on Tjuvholmen when Whitesnake previously confirmed that they will hold their only concert in Norway on Hamar on June 2 next year. The band, led by David Coverdale, has Europe as a warm-up band and this is a mix that attracted many of the rockers of the 1980s. And obviously, there are a lot of them because ticket sales have fizzled out. There are about 1,000 tickets left for this concert, so those who plan to go there gamble if they expect anything longer now. If none of the aforementioned parties are enticing, will other summertime greats be coming along?
– No one should ever say. It’s not something we’re actively working on, but if the opportunity presents itself, we may take it. The organizers concluded that we would at least be pleased to see both Whitesnake and Robert Plant go to Hamar during the summer.
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