Rock fans hoping to attend next month’s Led Zeppelin one-off reunion show – will find out by 11pm tonight if they have been successful in the ballot to obtain tickets.
The concert is to take place on November 26 at London’s 02 Arena as a tribute show to Atlantic records’ founder Ahmet Ertegun. Fans who wanted to go had to register their details to be in a lottery to be able to purchase the £125 tickets.
Unprecendented demand from around the world saw the dedicated concert website www.ahmetttribute.com crash under weight of internet traffic. On closing, the ballot had attracted over 1000,000,000 page impressions chasing just 20,000 tickets.
Led Zeppelin‘s last full concert took place in Berlin in July 1980, shortly before the death of the band’s original drummer John Bonham.
It was announced on September 12 by Harvey Goldsmith that he’d persuaded the band to reunite for the one-off performance in honour of Ertegun. Bonham’s position will be taken up by his son Jason, also an accomplished drummer.
Proceeds from the show will pay for student’s scholarship funds set up in Ertegun’s memory.
Despite speculation that the band would tour if the show went well, Robert Plant has told Uncut that this is definitely the only performance they will do. See the full news report here.
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