November 21, 2007
In the closest thing to a confirmation we have heard thus far, the band that is claiming to be opening for Led Zeppelin when they tour next year has reportedly let the cat out of the bag.
Word is that The Cult was playing in Cincinnati on November 17 and lead singer Ian Astbury made a comment that indicated they would be returning to the city in 2008 as the opening act for a band with a “name starts with an ‘L’ and has a ‘Z’ in it.”
When a fan yelled “Led Zeppelin” in response, the boys in the band were said to have nodded in agreement.
With recent comments from Jimmy Page about the possibility of working on a new album, rumors of dates being reserved here in the U.S. for Led Zeppelin shows and rumors of Led Zeppelin merchandise being manufactured in Asia, it would appear that we are moving closer to an official tour announcement from the band themselves.
I suspect word from the band confirming the tour will come at the O2 show in London on December 10 or shortly thereafter.
Prepare yourselves Led Zeppelin fans, it looks like this thing may finally come together.