Led Zeppelin reunion on
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 September 2008
Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has reportedly agreed to join the band on a reunion tour
Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has reportedly agreed to join the band on a reunion tour.
The group - guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham - had resigned themselves to touring without the singer as he had initially been sceptical, but Robert eventually changed his mind when they began auditioning for new singers.
A source said: "The rest of the band had all but given up on Robert joining them, but they were determined to go ahead and had started to seriously explore other avenues.
"When Robert realised the band were serious about doing it without him, it made him think long and hard."
The band were delighted when Robert eventually relented, and are now set to play a series of dates next summer.
The source added to Britain's The Sun newspaper: "The band were over the moon when he told them the news. They are now forging ahead with the tour plans and can't wait to get on the road."
Led Zeppelin's reunion tour comes after the huge success of their one-off show at London's O2 Arena in December.
The group, who formed in 1968, have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide and were branded the biggest band of the 70s by Rolling Stone magazine.
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