Talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion world tour is starting to spread around the Internet and is starting to sound more serious. I have seen recent stories on both GigWise and TicketNews.
The tour is rumored to begin with a London concert performance in honor of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun who passed away in December. Joining the remaining three original members would be John Bonham’s son Jason.
There are not dates to report yet, but I’ll be keeping my ear to the ground for any breaking news regarding dates and cities. For now, the speculation is that this will take place sometime next year.
If the earlier reports were true about the band being reluctant to reunite due to a desire to leave Bonham on record as the one-and-only drummer for Led Zeppelin, having his son take his place in the group may ease their concerns. It’s hard to imagine any father not being proud of his son following in his footsteps like that.
Who could deny that a Zeppelin reunion would be pretty damn cool? Classic rock is far from finished and I strongly suspect a concert tour would be successful beyond anyone’s expectations. If it happens it will be very big.