Disregard the bad link title below. This is a link to a concert review of Robert Plant in Las Vegas.
Fans (and nonfans) have quibbled since the ’70s about the enduring strength of his vocals, but on this night, there was no debate: The 66-year-old Plant sounded better than he did at House of Blues in 2002 or the Hilton in '05, soaring over his six-piece backing band, the Sensational Shape Shifters, without showing signs of strain.
Some new arrangements helped with that. "Black Dog" slowed down some and turned tribal, with Juldeh Camara jamming on a single-stringed African riti and Plant pointing to the crowd for help with the “ah, ah” section of the chorus; “Dazed and Confused” careened into pseudo-Celtic territory; and an encore version of “Rock and Roll” featured a droney, almost-industrial reworking. Other oldies were presented as-is, however, like a powerful “What Is and What Should Never Be” and a sublime acoustic “Going to California.”