Will Led Zeppelin play this summer?
22nd May 2008 | 07:18
Four Canadian shows, no full tour
According to a report from MuchMusic from a "reliable source," Led Zeppelin wil play four shows in Toronto, Canada this August at the Skydome/Rogers Center stadium.
The dates will be announced shortly, apparently, but other shows will be announced - and the band will not tour in the US, as has been widely rumoured.
Talk of a Led Zeppelin tour has been non-stop since last December, when the three surviving original members and drummer Jason Bonham performed a two-hour concert at London's O2 Arena as part of a tribute to the late Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun. Guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones seemed eager at the time to continue the reunion, with singer Robert Plant widely viewed as the lone holdout.
Plant is touring through to September with singer Alison Krauss in support of their 2007 disc, Raising Sand. However, Plant has not dismissed performing with Zeppelin in the future. "I really enjoyed it. And hopefully, one day we could do it again for another really, really good reason," Plant said following that gig. After exiting the stage at the conclusion of that show, bassist John Paul Jones admitted, "It felt like the first night of a tour."
By Joe Bosso