After weeks of on-again, off-again internet chatter, Led Zeppelin have confirmed they will reunite for a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records, who died in 2006. The concert will take place on November 26 at the 02 Arena in London.
Joining Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones on the Zeppelin stage will be drummer Jason Bonham, the son of the late John Bonham. It will be the first time Led Zeppelin founding members Page, Plant and Jones have performed together since May 1988, when they played at Atlantic Records’ 40th anniversary concert, also with Jason Bonham on drums.
Profits from the show will go to the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund, which provides students with annual scholarships to universities in the U.K., USA and Turkey. In addition, a music scholarship open to all will be established at Ravensbourne College in the U.K.
In addition, Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings, Foreigner and Paolo Nutini, all touched by Ertegun's guiding hand over the years, will perform at the concert.
Due to the anticipated overwhelming demand for this concert, tickets will be available by ballot only. Fans should register their names at www.ahmettribute.com. Names will then be chosen at random. There will be seating and standing tickets and fans will be able to express a preference at the web site.
Due the expected unprecedented demand, tickets will be limited to two per successful applicants per household. Tickets will not be available from any other source.