Led Zeppelin make reunion gig official
- 13 September 2007
Rock group Led Zeppelin will reform for a tribute concert at the O2 arena in London, also tipped to feature performances from Bill Wyman, Pete Townsend and Paolo Nutini.
Singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist Paul Jones confirmed the show after months of speculation.
It is being staged to remember the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, who signed the band in 1968.
The place of drummer John Bonham will be taken by his son Jason. Bonham died in 1980 - two months after the band’s last full concert in Berlin.
Tickets for the gig will be allocated by ballot and issued to those who register on the website www.ahmettribute.com.
Plant said: “During the Zepplin years, Ahmet Ertegun was a major foundation of solidarity and accord.
“For us, he was Atlantic Records and remained a close friend and conspirator. This performance stands alone as a tribute to the world and life of a longstanding friend.”
The gig, the group’s first performance for 19 years, will take place on November 26.