Texas took tree named Robert Plant on tour

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 February 2015
Sharleen Spiteri

Sharleen Spiteri

Sharleen Spiteri has recalled a wild night on tour with Texas when they trashed a hotel lobby and stole a potted tree and named it Robert Plant

Texas took a tree named Robert Plant on tour.

The Scottish rockers' frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri has admitted the band have had some wild touring experiences during their 25-year career, and once received a huge bill after trashing a hotel lobby and stealing a tree.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, she recalled: "One night in Switzerland we played a gig and we came back to the hotel and it ended up with Rick [Richard Hynd] - who was our original drummer - he was in the fountain pond in the foyer of the hotel, swimming in about 10 inches of water, just like lying in it.

"He was so p***ed that he dragged a potted plant onto the lift and it fell over, and all the stones in the pot went into the lift door so it wouldn't shut. It wouldn't work and it caused chaos. We got a bill which frightened us so much."

The 'I Don't Want A Lover' hitmaker said the evening's antics escalated further when her bandmates decided to steal the tree for their tour bus - which they were travelling around Europe in - and agreed to name it after the 66-year-old Led Zeppelin frontman.

She continued: "They stole the plant and they had it on the bus, and it was then called Robert Plant and they called it that for the rest of the tour. It was like a big tree, like a proper fake tree that they'd stolen it. I don't know how they got it out of the hell in the tour bus."

The band will release their new album 'Texas 25' on February 16, featuring new and classic songs recorded in collaboration with Truth & Soul.

Robert Plant

The form Led Zeppelin vocalist, rock luminary and Grammy Award-winner performs works from his new album, Carry Fire.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Fri 26 Oct

£45–£145 / 0844 856 0202

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Thu 25 Oct

prices vary / 029 2063 6464


Reformed Glasgow pop-rockers fronted by Sharleen Spiteri have another crack at the whip.

O2 Academy Bristol

Fri 31 Aug

£42.50 / 0844 477 2000

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Sat 11 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

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