Led Zeppelin announces “Celebration Day,” new rock doc on band’s 2007 reunionBy Kelsey Fowler | September 13th, 2012 | No Comments »
After a highly mysterious five-day Facebook countdown using wall photos of numbers posted without context, Led Zeppelin finally announced Thursday the release of a concert film based on the band’s 2007 reunion in London.
Scheduled for Oct. 17, “Celebration Day” will show across 1,500 screens, according to Reuters.
In 2007, singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones played a tribute gig to the co-founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun. Previous reunions never succeeded after the death of Zeppelin drummer John Bonham in 1980.
It was the band’s first headlining show in 27 years. Zeppelin played 16 songs the night of the recording, including “Whole Lotta Love” and “Stairway to Heaven.” Tickets went on sale Thursday on ledzeppelin.com for public screenings of the film.
No word if the film will include any behind the scenes footage or interviews, in the likes of the LCD Soundsystem documentary “Shut Up and Play the Hits” which played in July. The “Celebration Day” trailer shows just scenes of the concert itself.
One can only hope for a red carpet reunion sighting come October.
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