For every Led Zep rumour we’ve posted, there’s been twenty we haven’t. But today, finally and officially, the reams of dreams of a Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham reformation have come true: The original and surviving Led men will put Jason behind the kit for the first (and only other) time since an Atlantic jam in ’88 to play just one show, at London’s O2 arena on 11/26, as part of a tribute to Atlantic records founder Ahmet Ertegun. Zeppelin was part of the Atlantic family their entire careers.
There are 22,000 seats in O2, and tickets to the show can be acquired only “by ballot” from AhmetTribute.com. They’re going for £125 (around $250). That is, before the touts get their greasy paws on ‘em. The proceeds to go Ahmet’s Education Fund, paying for college scholarships. And hey, Paolo Nutini’s playing too! So, there’s that.