Jimmy Page fractures finger, postpones reunion concert
PAGE in 2004
Blame it on the hand of god.
Led Zeppelin’s hugely anticipated reunion performance has been postponed after guitarist Jimmy Page broke his finger this past weekend.
The injury prevents him from playing guitar for three weeks.
Led Zeppelin are scheduled as the main attraction at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert, originally planned for Monday, November 26. The concert is a memorial to the Atlantic Records founder, who died in December 2006.
Due to Page’s injury, the concert has been rescheduled for December 10. Other acts that will perform include Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings, Paul Rogers, Paolo Nutini and Foreigner.
The specialist treating Page said, "I have examined the fracture to Mr.
Page's finger, and it is my opinion that with proper rest and treatment, he
will be ready to resume rehearsing in three weeks time, and thus able to
perform on December 10."
Jimmy Page added, "I am disappointed that we are forced to postpone the concert by two weeks. However, Led Zeppelin have always set very high standards for ourselves, and we feel that this postponement will enable my injury to properly heal, and permit us to perform at the level that both the band and our fans have always been accustomed to."
All tickets for the November 26 show will be valid for the rescheduled date. Any customers who are unable to attend the rescheduled concert on the 10th will be able to obtain a full refund of the ticket purchase up until midday (UK time) on November 14, 2007. Any tickets made available as a result of refunds will be offered to ballot winners selected at random from original registrations after November 15, 2007.
Please refer to www.ahmettribute.com for information on how to obtain a refund and for further information.