Published Sep 12, 2007Back in June we reported that the Led was indeed on its way out again for a reunion, and now details have been confirmed for "one of the most eagerly awaited concerts of the decade," as their label puts it.
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason "Not exactly John, but we'll take it" Bonham will headline a charity show to raise funds for the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund, which provides students with annual scholarships to universities in the UK, USA and Turkey. The tribute, of course, is to the late Ahmet Ertegun, who founded Atlantic Records in 1947 and passed away last year.
The concert will take place on November 26 in London, England at the O2 Arena, and no, you likely won't get tickets. Because of the ridiculous demand expected for this potential trainwreck, I mean once in a lifetime experience (that is, of course, if you've never seen them), tickets will be available only through a ballot process that restricts households to only two applicants. The tickets will be priced at £125 a pop (about $260 CDN).
Also scheduled to play, with far less momentum behind them, will be Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings, Foreigner and Paolo Nutini, who were "all touched by Ertegun's guiding hand over the years."
Led Zeppelin circa 1979 "Rock and Roll" (note: they won't look this good and yes, Jimmy Page is the poster boy for the Dockers brand)