Since the band was disbanded in 1980, the 62 year old singer and songwriter has gone on to enjoy a successful solo career as well as singing with various other bands including Band of Joy who played several dates in America in 2010.
Born in West Bromwich, Plant is nonetheless a lifelong fan of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club and, in August 2009, was announced as the club's third Vice President.
A family friend of Gloucester Rugby board member David Grainger, Plant was given the opportunity to broaden his sporting horizons when he was invited to attend the home fixture against Sale Sharks recently.
Gloucester rounded off their 2010-11 home campaign with a 68-17 victory over Sale on the day and Plant declared himself very impressed with the atmosphere at Kingsholm.
|From left to right - David Grainger, Robert Plant and Ryan Walkinshaw|
|(c) Martin Bennett/ Gloucester Rugby|
"I used to play rugby in my younger days and really enjoyed it before the combination of a poke in the eye and a love of the round ball game led to my early retirement!"
"I've experienced some great crowds in my time, either on stage performing or watching from the stands at Molineux but the Gloucester crowd were just great. The noise was amazing."
"I know that the Wanted are performing here soon (May 29th) and, if today is anything to go by, then it's a going to be a great occasion as the Gloucester people certainly make a great audience."
Tickets for the Wanted concert are available online at www.liveatkingsholm.co.uk, in person at the Gloucester Rugby ticket office or by phone on 0871 871 8781.