A million Zeppelin fans look for stairway to O2 arena


More than one million Led Zeppelin fans have applied for 20,000 tickets to see the group perform together for the first time in nearly 20 years.

One quick calculation means hopefuls have a one in 50 chance of making the show.

Organisers say they have been ‘overwhelmed’ by the demand for tickets to see the November show at London’s O2 arena, which is being staged as a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

Promoter Harvey Goldsmith said: “In the first day alone, we received an unprecedented number of hits that literally knocked the website out. Over the last seven days we have recorded over 1,000 million hits.

“This response is amazing and from it we have had over one million registrations. We would like to thank all the fans for their support and we hope that all those fortunate enough to be successful will keep the tickets out of the hands of touts.”

The £125 tickets will go towards the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund, a programme offering university scholarships in the UK, US and Turkey.

Those receiving tickets for the November 26 concert will be told by October 1.


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