80,000 Led Zeppelin Fans A Minute Try To Register For Tickets
The announcement yesterday (September 12) that Led Zeppelin are to reform to play a one-off gig on November 26 in honour of their former label boss Ahmet Ertegun, has caused internet meltdown.
Du to the predicted phenomenal demand a special website has been set up for fans to register for the lottery style tickets at www.ahmettribute.com – however within minutes of the announcement yesterday – the site crashed under the weight of internet traffic.
An estimated 20 million fans from round the world have already tried to log on – crashing the 02 Arena’s website in the process.
Service provider [b]Pipex[/b] report that there are around [b]80,000 fans[/b] a minute attempting to register their ticket applications at the site.
They are working around the clock to keep the website moving and may struggle to find a server large enough to handle capacity.
The message is to be patient. The website will be open until midday Monday (September 17, 2007) for anyone wanting register. It is NOT ‘first come first served’ and all successful applicants will be entered into the ballot for tickets to be drawn at random.
Led Zeppelin will headline a spectacular concert bill with Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings, Foreigner and Paolo Nutini in honour of Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records and the man who had a guiding hand in all of their careers. Ertegun sadly died last year at the age of 83.