Following last week’s reports on a new live DVD and CD from Led Zeppelin, there have now been reports that their legendary reunion performance at the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert at London’s O2 Arena back in 2007 will also be released in movie theaters.
According to Cineplex.com, the movie is called Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day and is set to premiere in theaters on October 17th. Here’s a description from the report:
“On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused rock ’n' roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin.
Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plantwere joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalogue including landmark tracks ’Whole Lotta Love’, ’Rock And Roll’, ’Kashmir’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven’.
Although 20 million people applied for tickets, the band’s first headline show in 27 years was seen only by the 18,000 ticket holders who were fortunate enough to have secured seats through the worldwide lottery.
Now, for the first time, fans in over 40 territories worldwide will be able to get a front row seat to experience this historic event in glorious highdefinition and incredible surround sound. Experience it on the big screen for a strictly limited period only.”
The reunion show was notable for being one of Led Zeppelin’s shows with Jason Bonham filling in for his late father John on drums.