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  posted on 9/18/2007 at 11:10 AM

'Millions' rush for Zeppelin gig

The surviving band members have not played together for 19 years
An estimated 20 million people rushed to register for tickets to see Led Zeppelin as soon as the band announced their reunion, promoters have said.

The remaining members of the legendary rock group will play a one-off show at the 20,000-capacity O2 arena in London on 26 November, they said on Wednesday.

The concert's website has struggled to cope with demand, and organisers have asked fans to be patient.

Registration for the £125 tickets closes at midday BST on Monday.

Tickets for the show will be allocated by public ballot - a move promoter Harvey Goldsmith hopes will deter touts.

Fans warned

"We just hope and pray that those people who get a ticket in a ballot are just going to act accordingly," he said

Goldsmith also warned fans who turned to internet auction sites like eBay or other unauthorised sources that they would have their tickets cancelled.

"They might have paid the money but they ain't going to get the ticket," he said.

Best known for songs like Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love and Kashmir, they sold more than 300 million albums around the world.

They split in 1980 after drummer John Bonham died, and have only regrouped for a handful of shows and award ceremonies since.

Bonham's son Jason will join the three remaining members - singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones - for the forthcoming concert.

It is being held in tribute to music mogul Ahmet Ertegun, who co-founded Atlantic Records and signed Led Zeppelin in 1968. He died in 2006 after a fall at a Rolling Stones concert.

Other acts lined up for the show include Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman And The Rhythm Kings, Paolo Nutini and Foreigner.

The idea for the tribute show came from his widow, according to Goldsmith, who then set about persuading Led Zeppelin to headline.

"I wrote to everybody and in particular to Robert and Jimmy and John Paul, and said: 'Look this is an opportunity for you to come together and really pay homage to your mentor and mine, and would you do it?'

"Much to my amazement they came back and said yes," he said.

According to the NME, Goldsmith said the band "have no plans to tour but hopes they will".

Profits from the concert will go towards scholarships in Ertegun's name in UK, the USA and Turkey, the country of his birth

 

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  posted on 9/18/2007 at 11:54 AM
And at least 19,500,000 were intending to make big bucks scalping.

 

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  posted on 9/18/2007 at 02:07 PM
Did I hear that the concert venue holds 18,000? Sounds like there is as much of a chance to score these tickets as there is winning the Georgia lottery.

 

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  posted on 9/18/2007 at 02:15 PM
20,000 seat capacity and 20,000,000 trying to get tickets. Do the math. With that type of demand something tells me they might just think about doing a few more shows next year.

 

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  posted on 9/18/2007 at 03:35 PM
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  posted on 9/18/2007 at 03:54 PM
Love Led Zeppelin ... was lucky to see them a couple of times back in early 70's when all members were alive and together. I would imagine that scalping on this show will end up being out of hand due to ticket demand. (too bad - this only hurts the fans) They do have a couple of CD releases in November, though, and I would imagine all the press associated with this concert will be good for business Hopefully the interest being generated here will convince them to do a tour extending to US (although I don't think I'd pay $250+ to see them...tightwad here).

 

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  posted on 9/18/2007 at 04:23 PM
and people say d.l.r. cant sing anymore. my bud saw plant at the beacon a few years ago[maybe 2 ] and he said it was crap. this is coming from a HUGE zep fan. i dont want to see him butcher great songs.
 

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  posted on 9/18/2007 at 04:32 PM
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Did I hear that the concert venue holds 18,000? Sounds like there is as much of a chance to score these tickets as there is winning the Georgia lottery.


Dave I'll give you one of my extra tickets that I buy after I hit the Florida lotto

 

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  posted on 9/18/2007 at 04:40 PM
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Did I hear that the concert venue holds 18,000? Sounds like there is as much of a chance to score these tickets as there is winning the Georgia lottery.


Dave I'll give you one of my extra tickets that I buy after I hit the Florida lotto
As soon as you hit it, PM me and I'll send you my address for those tix. Heh heh

 

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  posted on 9/18/2007 at 08:46 PM
I’m glad their popularity benefits charity but I still don't get why they are held in such high esteem and even here at times and never will- imo- overproduced crap rock. This is still an ABB site right?

I know the zep heads will get their dandruff up over my comments but I think page and company should stick to charity work and not be tempted to cash in on the response. The Beatles stayed down and it worked.

 

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  posted on 9/18/2007 at 09:43 PM
Yea and we complain when Beacon presale tix are crappy!
 

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  posted on 9/18/2007 at 09:56 PM
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I’m glad their popularity benefits charity but I still don't get why they are held in such high esteem and even here at times and never will- imo- overproduced crap rock. This is still an ABB site right?

I know the zep heads will get their dandruff up over my comments but I think page and company should stick to charity work and not be tempted to cash in on the response. The Beatles stayed down and it worked.


This part of the site is anything goes so...............I respect your opinion but..............nevermind...................where's the "head and shoulders"???

 

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  posted on 9/18/2007 at 10:02 PM
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(although I don't think I'd pay $250+ to see them)


Not when I saw them for $5.00!


This is still an ABB site right?


Correct. The band that does.....Zeppelin covers.

 

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  posted on 9/19/2007 at 10:03 AM
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Correct. The band that does.....Zeppelin covers.

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I do not think covering a particular song is an endorsement to a Bands body of work. While the original ABB had their own point of view on the new Yardbirds, which was negative, yet” dazed and confused “shows up in a few jams from the DA era. Warren fits the profile for the Zep generation fan(age and gender) and he is very aware of the audience as well. Again, I am just surprised at their popularity and the amazing sales they have generated. Just me maybe.

 

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  posted on 9/19/2007 at 11:14 AM
As a fan of and student of rock guitar, I cannot dismiss nor ignore Jimmy Page's contributions to the field. He was cutting edge in many areas.

I don't think he's done much of worth since Zepp, but that is beside the point. What he did and what that band did was incredibly influential. I'd put Zeppelin not far behind the Beatles and Hendrix in terms of influence.

 

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  posted on 9/19/2007 at 11:33 AM
Led Zeppelin, is IMO as influential as the Beatles, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Robert Johnson and of course the Bros. et all from the perspective of what they did with their interpretation of the music. They were and hopefully still are one of the best blues bands to ever grace the planet, not unlike the Bros. We can always look at the negative aspect of anything, especially music. When it comes to icons like the Bros. and LZ the positives so outweigh the negatives I will take either in any way they choose to come.

 

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  posted on 9/19/2007 at 11:40 AM
I got to see them twice on tour when the 2nd LP came out....excellent shows...I'm gonna stick w/those memories...still got one ticket stub from those shows...

 

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  posted on 9/19/2007 at 01:44 PM
not surprised, I love this band.......

I remember being in England during the mid to late 70's - punk rock was the thing. Johnny Rotten saying the likes of Zep, and 'self indulgent' muscians wouldnt be remembered.....

Where are the Sex Pistols? flash in the pan! ha ha ha!!

btw: I loved the punk era

 

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  posted on 9/19/2007 at 02:03 PM
300 million albums worldwide? Wow!
 

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I got to see them twice on tour when the 2nd LP came out....excellent shows...I'm gonna stick w/those memories...still got one ticket stub from those shows...
Wish I still had mine from '73 and '77. Lost all of my stubs up to the point of 1985,in hurricane Elena.

 

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Correct. The band that does.....Zeppelin covers.

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I do not think covering a particular song is an endorsement to a Bands body of work. While the original ABB had their own point of view on the new Yardbirds, which was negative, yet” dazed and confused “shows up in a few jams from the DA era. Warren fits the profile for the Zep generation fan(age and gender) and he is very aware of the audience as well. Again, I am just surprised at their popularity and the amazing sales they have generated. Just me maybe.



That is why they make more than one flavor of ice cream. I am a big Zep fan but it doesn't upset me if others don't care for the music.

 
 


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