Led Zeppelin to Reunite for Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Gig
After months of rumors, Led Zeppelin has confirmed the details regarding its reunion performance. The legendary rock group will play a one-off concert at London’s 22,000-capacity O2 Arena on November 26. In addition to core members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, the group’s lineup will include the late John Bonham’s son Jason on drums. If the show is successful, Led Zeppelin is expected to plan a world tour for 2008.
Led Zeppelin’s reunion performance will be part of a tribute concert to Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun, who died after falling at New York’s Beacon Theatre last year. Pete Townshend, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, Foreigner and Paolo Nutini will also perform at the tribute. The gig marks Led Zeppelin’s first live appearance since 1988, when the trio performed at a 40th anniversary celebration for Atlantic records with Jason Bonham behind the kit. The group officially parted ways after Bonhams death in 1980, though Plant and Page toured on occasion throughout the 1990s.