Monday, September 17, 2007
London (ANI): The surviving members of legendary rock group 'Led Zeppelin" have announced that they will reunite for a star-studded tribute concert in London. The show, being organised in memory of the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, will mark see singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones" first performance for 19 years. Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, who died in 1980, will be replaced by his son Jason.
"During the Zeppelin years, Ahmet Ertegun was a major foundation of solidarity and accord," the BBC quoted Plant as saying. "For us, he was Atlantic Records and remained a close friend and conspirator. This performance stands alone as a tribute to the work and life of a longstanding friend," he added. The show will take place at the O2 arena on 26 November. Its tickets will cost 125 pounds, and be available to those who register on a dedicated website, ahmettribute.com. The tickets will be limited to two successful applications per household.
The 'Led Zeppelin" concert coincides with the release of a new two-CD best of compilation of their music, Mothership, on 13 November. Profits from the show will go towards scholarships in Ertegun's name in UK, the USA and Turkey, the country of his birth. "He would be very proud that Led Zeppelin have chosen to reunite and headline a benefit concert in his name featuring so many of his friends. I would like to thank all of the artists for their generous contribution to help make Ahmet's vision a reality," his wife Mica said.