Led Zeppelin was always a favorite of Detroit and had a unique relationship with the city, whether it was one of their early shows at the Grande Ballroom or one of the latter shows at Cobo Hall. Thus, some locals may be interested in the band's upcoming reunion (with Jason Bonham filling in for his late dad, John) as part of a tribute concert to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun on November 26th at the 02 Arena in London. Tickets ain't cheap at 125 British pounds and will only be available via a lottery/ballot. Fans can register here for a shot. Names will be chosen at random. There will be both seating and standing tickets and fans will be able to express a preference at the website. Limit is two tickets per successful applicants per household. Tickets will not be available from any other source and the public is advised not to purchase tickets from any unscrupulous source.
Profits will go to the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund, which provides students with annual scholarships to universities in the U.K., U.S. and Turkey. In addition, a music scholarship open to all will be established at Ravensbourne College in the U.K.
Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman & the Rhythm Kings, Foreigner and Paolo Nutini will also play at the concert.
Said Zeppelin's Robert Plant: "During the Zeppelin 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 our tribute to the work and the life of our long-standing friend."
Led Zeppelin plots yet another reunion ...