Led Zeppelin video to remember Ertegün
LONDON - Reuters
Led Zepplin concert, which was organized for Ahmet Ertegün will screen theaters. REUTERS photoThe iconic British rock’n’roll band, Led Zepplin, will screen in movie houses a concert film with footage from its 2007 charity reunion tour before putting the film on multiple video and audio formats for release Nov. 19. The video will be shown in 1,500 movie theaters around the world on Oct. 17.
Original members Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page were joined onstage in 2007 by Jason Bonham, son of the group’s late drummer John Bonham. A film of the performance, which was a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, will be released world-wide in mid October, according to the movie theater chain Cineworld.
Cineworld features a poster of a large zeppelin airship flying over the Houses of Parliament in London on its website to accompany the announcement.
The film, called “Celebration Day,” is comprised of footage taken from the long-awaited reunion of one of rock’s most successful acts put together by Dick Carruthers.
The band broke up in 1980 after the death of Bonham. Despite repeated calls from millions of fans to get back together to tour and record, reunions have been fleeting and, by the band’s own admission, unsatisfactory. But in 2007, singer Plant, guitarist Page and bass player Paul Jones, along with Bonham’s son, took the stage at London’s O2 Arena for a tribute gig to Atlantic Records’ founder Ertegun.
Cineworld called it the most over-subscribed gig in history. More than 20 million people applied for 18,000 tickets. “It’s a unique opportunity to savor what is likely to be Led Zeppelin’s final performance,” the cinema chain said.