Letz Zep are hugely honoured and proud to be invited to headline a concert to celebrate the life and legacy of the great John Bonham in his hometown of Redditch on Sept 22. In the year marking his 70th birthday.
Tickets are strictly limited to 1000 and all proceeds go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Tickets from http://johnbonhammemorial.com
Tireless work by the John Bonham Memorial has brought this about to coincide with the unveiling of a statue in Bonhams home town of Redditch earlier this year.
A vast bronze statue of the late Led Zeppelin drummer has been unveiled in his home town. Created by sculptor Mark Richards and situated at Mercian Square in Redditch. Weighing approx. 2.5 tonnes and depicting Bonzo in action behind the drum kit. The statue features his symbol of three interlocking rings along with the date of his birth and death.
The stones surrounding the sculpture are influenced by the artwork for the 'Houses of the Holy' album and the piece also features zeppelin airships.
The sculpture is also emblazoned with the words:
‘The most outstanding and original drummer of his time, John Bonham’s popularity and influence continue to resonate with the world of music and beyond.”
It will be a fantastic occasion, a place in history, nothing like this concert has happened before or will ever again. For Letz Zep to headline this event is the greatest of honours.
We are particularly pleased for Peter, a huge Zeppelin and Bonham fan, who bases his style on that of Bonzo.
For Peter to be performing at a concert celebrating his life and legacy is of his hero is:
‘One of the top five greatest moments of my life’ says Peter.
On 18/10/18 Letz Zep will be performing at The Marquee exactly 50 years to the day Led Zeppelin performed at the legendary club for the first time, Letz Zep will perform the original set from that night in its entirety.
Tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/444157
A series of high-profile events are planned for 2018 to mark the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin.
Already this year Led Zeppelin have released unheard versions of ‘Rock and Roll’ and ‘Friends’ on 7” vinyl for Record Store Day. Also, last March the band released a remastered edition of their 2003 live album ‘How The West Was Won’.
Reportedly there will be a brand-new Led Zeppelin live album released at some point this year. In an exclusive interview with Planet Rock magazine Jimmy Page said:
“I can't give the game away, but there's a recording that’s another multi-track that we'll release, it's so different to all the other things that are out there’’.
The band’s first ever official illustrated book entitled ‘Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin’ will be published by Reel Art Press on 2nd October 2018. 50 years to the month since the band changed their name from The New Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin.
With more events likely to be announced soon.