Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Pete to appear with Led Zeppelin

http://www.pollstar.com/tour/searchall.pl?AN=Y&By=Artist&Content=PETTOW&PSKey=Y

4 comments:

ROB said...

How funny Dave, I was just reading this and was trying to figure how to post it for the rest of you:

September 12, 2007


The good news is that the three surviving members of Led Zeppelin are reuniting. The bad news is that it's for one night only. The band confirmed today that they will do a one-off gig on November 26 at London's O2 Arena as part of a tribute concert for Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun, who passed away last December. The band recorded for Atlantic its entire career and this will mark Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones' first performance together in 19 years. Jason Bonham, son of the late John Bonham, will play drums at the gig.

"During the Zeppelin years, Ahmet Ertegun was a major fund of solidarity and accord," said Plant, according to the BBC. "For us, he was Atlantic Records and remained a close friend and conspirator. This performance stands alone as a tribute to the work and life of a longstanding friend."

The Who's Pete Townshend, former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, Foreigner and Paolo Nutini will also perform at the event, and profits will benefit the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund, which provides scholarships to universities in the United States, United Kingdom and Ertegun's homeland, Turkey. Tickets will surely be tough to come by - they will cost £125 ($254) and will be allocated on a lottery basis. Fans must register for the lottery at Ahmettribute.com.

Dave from Pennsylvania said...

Thanks Rob for the details!

Lin-no-da said...

the last time they re-united was at the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary show in NYC at MSG (I think it was '89) and Pete was supposed to be there but Cliff got sick and he had to head home...
It was an amazing show... Jason Bonham played drums for them.
Is he doing that again this time?? I adore Jason...

Rock on!
-Lin

Lin-no-da said...

I think he probably is if Foreigner will be there because that is Jason's permananent gig right now. Totally would love to be there...

-Lin