Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience to Tour This Fall
Tue, 18 May 2010 09:34:54
Jason Bonham will celebrate the life and music of his father--the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham--in true epic fashion with a limited engagement of 30 concert dates in North America this fall with his Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience. While some of you may think that he's cashing in on dad's fame and legacy, chillax. That's not what's going on here, folks.
"This is a personal trip through my life with the music of Led Zeppelin," Jason said in a statement. "And how the music influenced me."
Jason actually played with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones at Led Zeppelin's "final" show at London's O2 Arena in 2007, which was heralded as the most powerful Led Zeppelin performance since the group's disbandment. Because of the magic of that night, Jason didn't want to stop.
"When I was offered to put this together over a year ago, it wasn't right," he said. "This September 25th is the 30th anniversary of my father's passing and I thought, 'What better way to celebrate his life than to do 30 shows for the 30 years he's been gone?'" I agree. It's a special event for all his dad's fans!
Bomham partnered with Annerin Productions--the critically acclaimed producers of "The Pink Floyd Experience" and "Rain, A Tribute to the Beatles"-- to create a once-in-a-lifetime concert. As he and his band rock through Led Zeppelin's hallowed catalog, a state-of-the-art sound system and light show will enhance their live performance onstage. Behind them, giant screens will display futuristic art and mood-setting home movies and photos. All this will take you though a personal journey into Jason's past and put you at the center of this multimedia event. Sounds epic!
After Jason saw "Rain, A Tribute to the Beatles," he put together his own show with himself in his father's coveted seat behind the kit. "I loved 'Rain' and its take on The Beatles," he said. "The way they used a timeline and news reel to create a mood, and crafted set changes throughout, it was stunning. I remember when I went to see Led Zeppelin live in 1979 at Knebworth, there were certain songs that stood out to me and will stay with me forever. I will also share other big moments in my life, time with my Dad and my relationship with the band. The show is far from being 'just another tribute band.' I want to make the show as personal as I can and show how much Led Zeppelin means to me."
More information, tour dates and band members to be announced at www.JBLZE.com.
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