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"LED Zeppelin is ready for a world tour and a Brisbane gig is almost certain to be on the itinerary - but it won't be until early next year at the earliest.
The British hard-rock legends put on a two-hour concert last month at London's 02 Arena for 20,000 fans, and speculation has swirled a fully fledged world tour.
Guitarist Jimmy Page confirmed plans for a tour were being made but refused to be pinned down to definite plans, saying any tour would depend on front man Robert Plant's busy schedule.
Radio reports suggest Brisbane would be on any schedule for an Australian leg of a tour but other confirmation has come from a source much closer to the band.
My comment/question: I read the press release and I don't recall Jimmy ever saying or hinting that tour plans were being made. When I took from the press release that after September, there may and I underscore may be discussions only....nothing concrete.
biographer and Brisbane-based rock writer Ritchie Yorke said the band wouldn't come all this way and not play Brisbane, where the band played a sellout Festival Hall in 1972.
``They see themselves as a band that brought a lot of change to rock’n’roll and took it to another level after the Beatles", Yorke said.
"They didn’t want to mess with that, so that’s what held them back from doing this before."
"There’s always been big money for them to get back together but they’ve felt it was just too special a thing to be tossed out again just for money. "
``They’re not going to wait till they’re 66."
``My understanding is Toronto-based promoter Michael Cohl has a $200millon dollar offer on the table and that’s just for North America. And I also heard that Madison Square Garden has been booked for 14 nights.’’
Comment: 14 nights??!! :lol: Sorry, that does not seem believable....certainly not 2 weeks (not that they couldn't do it but......)
``They’ll do Australia because they’re quite fond of Australia but it may not be till later. Every country in the world wants dates and they’ll only do so many, but I reckon they’ll do four or five in Australia and Brisbane will get one.’’
Page has explained that Plant "has a parallel project and he's really busy with that, certainly until September".
Page, who is visiting Japan to promote a greatest-hits album, acknowledged that the three surviving members of the iconic 1970s band had laid the groundwork for a world tour.
The London gig came 27 years after the band split up following the death of drummer John Bonham."
Good example of how the media takes a story and runs with it...in this case, they sprinted!!!!