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Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience (Tour)

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3-Mar

Solana Beach, CA

Belly Up

sold out

[sold out]

5-Mar

Solana Beach, CA

Belly Up

sold out

[sold out]

6-Mar

Las Vegas, NV

House of Blues

10AM Fri Jan 16th

Tickets

7-Mar

Las Vegas, NV

House of Blues

10AM Fri Jan 16th

Tickets

8-Mar

Las Vegas, NV

House of Blues

10AM Fri Jan 16th

Tickets

11-Mar

Napa, CA

Uptown Theatre

already onsale

Tickets

12-Mar

Reno, NV

Knitting Factory

already onsale

Tickets

14-Mar

Rancho Mirage, CA

Agua Caliente

already onsale

Tickets

16-Mar

Salt Lake City, UT

The Depot

10AM Thurs Jan 15th

Tickets

17-Mar

Aspen, CO

Belly Up

10AM Fri Jan 16th

Tickets

18-Mar

Aspen, CO

Belly Up

10AM Fri Jan 16th

Tickets

22-Mar

Nashville, TN

Marathon Music Works

10AM Fri Jan 16th

Tickets

23-Mar

Nashville, TN

Marathon Music Works

10AM Fri Jan 16th

Tickets

25-Mar

Birmingham, AL

Iron City

12PM Fri Jan 16th

Tickets

26-Mar

Mobile, AL

Soul Kitchen

10AM Fri Jan 16th

Tickets

05-MAY

Knoxville, Tennessee

Bijou Theatre

Tickets

08-MAY

Atlantic City, New Jersey

The Music Box

Tickets

09-MAY

Montclair, New Jersey

Wellmont Theatre

Tickets

10-MAY

Montclair, New Jersey

Wellmont Theatre

Tickets

13-MAY

Westbury, NY

NYCB Theatre

Tickets

14-MAY

Westbury, NY

NYCB Theatre

Tickets

17-MAY

Northfield, OH

Hard Rock Rocksino

Tickets

19-MAY

Albany, NY

The Palace Theatre

Tickets

24-MAY

St Charles, IL

Arcada Theatre

Tickets

25-MAY

St Charles, IL

Arcada Theatre

Tickets

27-MAY

Tulsa, OK

Brady Theater

Tickets

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21-MAY

Rama, ON, Canada

Casino Rama

Tickets

I got this from Jason's site. Please note that the March 11 NAPA show has been canceled. Be sure to check the tickets links for pre-sale options (ie/ the RAMA show).

Although not on the list, Ticketmaster has a June 6, 2015 show added in HOB Houston.

Enjoy! :)

Edited by Patrycja

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How do you get tickets for Las Vegas ?? Show is in a few weeks but saying no tickets available yet. It does not say sold out... I'll call

Edited by ZoSo925

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How do you get tickets for Las Vegas ?? Show is in a few weeks but saying no tickets available yet. It does not say sold out... I'll call

Not sure what the issue is for you, ZoSo95, but if the links don't work, try just going to ticketmaster.com and type "Jason Bonham" in the search window. All the shows appear, and when you click on "tickets" it takes you to Live Nation. From here you can choose your tickets. It worked for all three Las Vegas shows when I tried it. I hope that helps. Good luck!

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In 2010, Bonham formed the Led Zeppelin Experience, a live homage to his father’s band, which has been touring worldwide ever since and toured with Heart during their 2013 tour. Bonham more recently played drums, along with sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson of the group Heart on vocals and guitar respectively, for a performance of “Stairway to Heaven” during the Led Zeppelin tribute at the Kennedy Center Honors in December 2012 while band members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones looked on.

Tickets for the March 11 show can be purchased at the theater box office or online at UptownTheatreNapa.com. Call 707-259-0123 for information and box office hours.

Can someone explain to me the phrase " worldwide". All he ever does is tour North America. eeemmmmm like Father like son eh?

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It appears that the following shows have been cancelled:

MARCH 11, 2015 - NAPA, CA

MARCH 12, 2015 - RENO, NV

MARCH 26, 2015 - MOBILE, AL

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Very strange, going to Ticketmaster will let me get tickets. Yesterday, I even went to the official HOB site that took me to LiveNation and still would not let me get tickets.

It's working and thought maybe it got sold out. I can get tickets, but going to pick up at HOB and want to keep the official ticket and not paper printer ticket

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Caesars Windsor (Collosseum) May 22 and 23.

Tix onsale Feb. 28.

Also, the Ticketmaster page for these Caesars shows has Facebook (10AM) and Internet (12PM) Pre-sales happening on FEB. 25. The venue doesn't seem to have a Facebook page, so perhaps Jason's FB page will show the pre-sale password?

And just to consolidate the June shows so far:

04-JUNE Dallas, TX House of Blues

Tickets

05-JUNE

Austin, TX Emo's

Tickets

06-JUNE Houston, TX House of Blues

Tickets

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Can someone explain to me the phrase " worldwide". All he ever does is tour North America. eeemmmmm like Father like son eh?

I don't think that is strictly true, however they have toured extensively in North America.

JBLZE hasn't toured overseas because Annerin Productions is a division of the Canadian based company, Jeff Parry Promotions, which has been a North American promotion company for over 32 years. In other words, they don't take their productions overseas.

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Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Exp: Moby Dick,Bring it on Home,Communication Breakdown 3/3/15 San Diego(Salana Beach)

Gotta show Jason some love..and Tony just had a birthday March 5th:-)

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Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Exp: Moby Dick,Bring it on Home,Communication Breakdown 3/3/15 San Diego(Salana Beach)

Gotta show Jason some love..and Tony just had a birthday March 5th:-)

Wonderful job by the group! It's cool seeing Jason have a green sparkle kit, gotta love him. But yikes, he's put on some weight! Maybe some touring will shape him up a bit like his father ;)

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Patrycja didn't mention the May 31 date at the Greek Theatre in Hollywood. This is the second or third year that Jason Bonham and Robert Plant have scheduled their concerts so close together in L.A. This year, Robert and the SSS will play the Greek only a couple of days later on June 2.

I'll definitely be there for Robert...Jason is still a wait-and-see thing depending on my schedule and my wallet.

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Friday, May 29th at Ovations Showroom Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, Chandler, AZ. Tickets range $33-$68.

This will be the second time Jason's LZE has come to Maricopa County.

I caught it the first time, but it doesn't look like I will make it this time. This will be the first time I miss him in one form or another here in years.

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Well shit! It appears they've canceled the 05-JUNE show in Austin! Hopefully it'll be rescheduled , if not i need to find out how to get my $ back.

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Can someone explain why it's so difficult to find out who is in Jason Bonham's LZE band? There's no information about the band members on his website or on Wikipedia or seemingly anywhere.

If anyone can share who is in the LZE band on this tour, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Here's a rundown on last night's show...the last of the tour. The parts in bold are Jason Bonham's words as close to verbatim as possible. This was my first time going to the Greek since last year and I was shocked and dismayed to see that they had cut down nearly 75% of the trees that used to cocoon the Greek Theatre in its embrace. Very sad. The trees gave the Greek an incredible vibe...and helped the sound...all that wood, you know.


7:53 p.m. No opening band. Jason and his band stroll on stage and without further ado begin the show with...

1. THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME - They stick more to the 1973 live arrangement than the studio version. The singer James Dylan's inflection makes it sound like he sings "Harry Harry" instead of "Hare Hare", hahaha.

2. OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY - 2 guys playing acoustics and Tony Cantania on the double neck. The guitar solo began like he was going to follow Jimmy's 1975-77 live template but he cut it short after only about 30 seconds. But they did add a nice outro jam to the song.

8:06 p.m. Jason finally says hello. "It's mindblowing I get to do this for you...blows my mind. As a teenager, Dad was just in Led Zeppelin. It wasn't like he was in the Beatles....it didn't impress me...you want to impress me take me to see the Police."

3. GOOD TIMES BAD TIMES - Hews closely to the studio version. Tony uses the same type of tones that Jimmy used at the 2007 O2 concert. Vocals, meh.

4. I CAN'T QUIT YOU, BABY - studio arrangement.

"There's a blues side to Led Zeppelin and there's a rock side...there's another side...this one side brings forth images by my grandmother. Happy birthday to me old man. This is a celebration of his achievements not mine. So this is my way of saying thank you."

5. THANK YOU - Singer on acoustic with Tony on electric. Home movies from John Bonham's mother of the Bonham family at the beach in the 1950s play on the large screen behind Jason.

6. DAZED & CONFUSED - Short bow segment just like the album. Awkward stop before the fast jam...not sure if it was Jason or Tony's fault. Band follows the studio version until the outro jam which they do 1973 style.

7. THE OCEAN - Jason does the count-in and the crowd joins in for fun. Ummmm, what ball are you going to James? It was hard to make out the way he slurred that part of the lyrics, haha.

8. GOING TO CALIFORNIA - Nice steady version, although the guy on mandolin had trouble with his intonation.

"14 years of sobriety has gone out the window with the smell up here...I don't know whether to order room service or eat a towel."

9. SINCE I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU - more the studio than live version. Tony does a nice solo.

Exactly one hour has passed after SIBLY ends...it is 8:53 p.m. Jason talks about ITTOD, how it's overlooked and when they played a song from it earlier on the tour it got a great response, so..."Here's something from In Through the Out Door."

10. ALL MY LOVE - Pretty straightforward. Tony playing a Telecaster.

"For the Riverside crew..."
11. TRAVELLING RIVERSIDE BLUES - Tony played slide riff on 12-string part of the doubleneck but the solo on 6-string. This sounded really good live. It is always a plus when you hear songs that Led Zeppelin never got around to doing live.

12. TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT - Everybody up and dancing.

13. WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS - Bonzo's studio drumbeat intro piped in over the P.A...Tony's on a 12-string electric sitar I think? Another guy on second guitar and a guy in a hat playing harmonica. Six people in total playing on stage and it sounds pretty good. Until he starts singing.

14. MISTY MOUNTAIN HOP - Like the studio.

"Last show of the tour...couldn't think of a better place to end it...if you come to see Robert in two days please give him a kiss for me...they gave me a great opportunity in 2007...but it couldn't continue without John...Led Zeppelin is the four of them...it's not with Jason...this is all about him."

15. KASHMIR - A rousing version...even the vocals aren't that bad.

Band intros: Alex Howland on keyboards/guitars...Dorian Hartsong bass...guitar Tony Cantania...James Dylan vocals and guitar.

"This song needs no introduction."

16. STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN - Tony plays acoustic guitar attached to a stand for the beginning then switches to the doubleneck...guitar solo follows studio album version with the guitar and keyboards doing the call-and-response bit in the second half of the solo.

"The more noise you make the longer we play."

Encore #1
"This is so good it should be illegal. If I never do another show again if I can just come back here once a year and do a show on his birthday I'll be a happy man."

17. IMMIGRANT SONG - Valhalla! Studio version.

18. WHOLE LOTTA LOVE - Theremin bit too short...just when it was going to get into a pscyho groove, they cut it short.

9:59 p.m. The show ends and the house lights come up.

So, overall it was a nice show, although Jason didn't show as much home movie footage of Bonzo as he has previously. Only the one time during "Thank You". Musically, it was reasonably good although it was still missing that crucial element of strange, weird, madness that Led Zeppelin always possessed in concert. It was better than most other Led Zeppelin tribute bands you are going to see...and you get the added benefit of seeing John Bonham's actual flesh-and-blood progeny playing the drums.

Where it suffers, in my opinion, is in the same department most other tribute bands suffer...the vocals. I am sorry...I am sure James Dylan is a nice guy but vocally he sounds like that annoying guy from Staind or one of those country dudes from American Idol when they try to rock out. But they are not the first Led Zeppelin tribute band to find out it is impossible to find another Robert Plant.

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Rock and Roll chocolates to munch on during the show...
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^^James Dylan on vocals

https://www.youtube.com/user/jamesnorthernva

Tony Catania on lead guitar:

http://www.tonycatania.com/

Bassist Michael Devin

Keyboardist/pedal-steel guitarist Stephen LeBlanc

Friday, May 29, 2015 Wild Horse Pass Casino - Chandler, Az.

That is a bunch of BS> Fuck Warner Chapell for blocking the video, they and their scummy corporate umbrella will never see a penny from me again.

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Strider, all in all it sounds like a great show and one that I would love to see (especially the home videos...love that!). As you have witnessed many live LZ performances, there will never be anything now that could match that magic. And although you will see the real deal Robert tomorrow night, and it will be a great show, you will still not see the magic that was once LZ. But we have what we have, and I am thankful for those that are keeping the music alive.

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Thanks, Strider for a great description of the show :thumbsup:

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Ok, using the Search Function, I found this thread. Seems to be working better today.

Jason's got new JBLZE tour dates coming up in December. Check out his cool new website for a US show near you - jasonbonham.net

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Drummer Jason Bonham Enjoys Playing Led Zep Faves for the Fans

Posted By Matt Wardlaw on Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 9:31 am

FRANK MELFI
  • Frank Melfi
Drummer Jason Bonham can keep time with the best of them when he’s behind the kit. But if you’ve got a scheduled appointment with Bonham, you might want to bring a magazine to catch up on some reading while you’re waiting for him to show up. Chances are good that you’ll be hanging out for a bit before he gets there, even if you’re Jimmy Page. 

The year was 1987 and Bonham had been drafted to play drums on Page’sOutrider album. “The experience was an amazing one and I almost kind of blew it, because I was very young at the time and still kind of green around the edges,” he recalls in a phone interview. “I would push the boundaries because Jimmy was so close, family-wise. So before we would start each day, I would go out from Jimmy’s studio at the time and run down to the local pub and have a few pints before we’d start. One day, I was particularly late and I got into the studio and then went in to make myself a sandwich and he kind of lost his temper. It freaked me out, because I’d never seen that side of him before.”

It was a moment that shook his foundation in those younger days and he says that he was really sad. “I was scolded by my uncle, so it suddenly felt very real that this is not just…..this is real and you’ve got to work now. You know, you’re expected to be at places at the right time.” Bonham might have snapped back to reality at that time, but it didn’t stick, even for the O2 rehearsals with Led Zeppelin when the guys played a reunion show. 

“No matter where I was staying, whether it was three miles away or a hundred miles away, in the week, I would generally be late three or four times by 20 or 30 minutes and those guys, I couldn’t believe that they were always there on time or even early,” he admits. “I’d walk in and they’d be sitting there reading a newspaper waiting for me to get there. When I look back now, I see a very, very fond memory of the three of them, I’d walk in and they’d go, ‘Oh, okay, well, he has arrived. His Lordship is here.’”

Getting to play drums at the O2 show in 2007 with the surviving members of Led Zeppelin — Robert Plant, Page and John Paul Jones — was an emotional experience for Bonham, filling the role that his father, the legendary John Bonham, had dominated for so many years prior to his death in 1980. 

He knew that thousands (and then thousands more when the show was released on video) of people would be watching and he wanted to make sure that his performance would do justice to the memory of his dad. He wanted people to see a great Led Zeppelin show. 

“I wanted to rehearse,” he says with a laugh. “We rehearsed and we rehearsed and we rehearsed. It was a great experience, not only just doing the show, but to get to know them, you know, now I’m much older than I was [when I was] this little kid running around the studio. To talk to them and occasionally just to share music, like, I’d give Jimmy ride a home and I’d play music in the car and see what he thought of different bits of music that I was listening to and either turn him onto something or he’d turn me onto something. It was the same with Robert, we’d go out locally when I was back home. So yeah, to go out to an Indian restaurant guys and we sat there and nobody really knew what we were talking about and at the time, we were talking about doing the Zeppelin reunion show at the O2. It was surreal, to say the least. I sat there and I’m going, ‘Oh my God, this is really going to happen.’ And from the moment we started, it was a special show. Once we got the first three songs and kicked into ‘In My Time Of Dying,’ I felt it was very, very special. It kind of got better and better. I’m very blessed.”

He works diligently to honor the memory of his father’s contributions to the Led Zeppelin canon with his own group, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience. The band returns to the area for its second show of the year, where they’ll serve up an encore shot of Led Zep favorites at the Hard Rock Live. “It was a fun Zeppelin town [back in the day],” Bonham says, quickly adding, “of course, I get to say, ‘Hello, Cleveland!’”

The project isn't something that he approaches lightly and in fact, he takes it very seriously.

“We have the same connection when it comes to Led Zeppelin music,” he says, regarding his bandmates. “You know, each one of them is as passionate about it [as I am]. I always said that the rule to be in the band, you’ve got to love it as much as me if not more. And because I’m not big into rehearsing, I like the fact that if they know the catalog like I know the catalog, then it’s great, because we’ll go in for one day, pick the songs, play them once or twice and then be ready to tour. So I like to keep it as fresh as possible. It really is a celebration of the music and why I do this is for the love. It is the time where you can just go out and we go out and play to our best ability and do some of the greatest songs ever and you know, sometimes, the reasons why we go out and do it in different stages and with a different setlist is because we just love playing. You know, there’s all of those different songs. So definitely be expecting to hear [a lot of music]. Every album will be represented on these shows. I’m not going to steer clear of [anything], you know, I want to make sure that least Coda is represented, In Through The Out Door, ‘Fool In The Rain’ and things like that, tracks like ‘Wearing and Tearing’ from Coda, Presence, things like ‘Hots On for Nowhere,’ to me, that is the main thing.”

The remaining Zeppelin band members haven’t seen Bonham’s band yet, but he has an idea that they’ve taken a few peeks — and he’s done his part to try to get them to come out and be part of the experience. 

“I’m sure they’ve seen a clip or so,” he says. “I’d love to have them come out to a show. It’s something that I do, and I’m trying to keep doing it on a regular basis. Like at the Greek in L.A. around dad’s birthday, we did it on dad’s birthday this year and it was amazing and Robert was playing two days later at the Greek. I rang him to see if he would come down, but he had a gig at Santa Barbara on that day. But that would be something for me, just to get one of them to come out and get up and have a play.”

A lifelong scholar of his dad’s work, Bonham doesn’t hesitate when it comes to pointing out some of the key moments from the recordings of the group. “For years, The Song Remains the Same live version was the standard that I set everything to,” he says. “It kind of is the most familiar to everybody, to the average guy or woman, the most significant live versions of the Zeppelin stuff [come] from The Song Remains the Same. With that said, then they releasedHow The West Was Won and I’ve got to say, sonically as well as sound-wise, the drum solo in ‘72, I think even beat the solo in ’73 and there’s a great part and if you haven’t heard it for a while, put it back on and check it out — it came out randomly in my car the other day when it was on shuffle mode and I had to pull the car over, because it was so good. It felt like I hadn’t ever heard it. You can almost hear my dad’s brain start ticking in the middle of the solo, he goes into a snare pattern where it’s basically a holding pattern where he’s thinking of what to do next and it’s a great moment when you can actually hear that, the cobwebs of the brain going, ‘Okay, what should I do now, what should I do now? Oh yeah, okay,’ and then he goes into another section.”

Bonham has logged years of his own road work at this point, including stints with Foreigner and more recently, Sammy Hagar and the Circle, the all-star project that features Bonham on drums, with Hagar and his former Van Halen band mate Michael Anthony, plus guitarist Vic Johnson. They play a mix of Hagar’s solo hits, plus tracks from Montrose, Van Halen and of course, Led Zeppelin. No matter with whom he’s playing, he carries the distinctive sound and style of his dad’s playing forward to new generations of music fans and as he shares, there are other areas where his father continues to make an impact.

“Something that I still take with me every day when I play is his ability — and I have to remind myself constantly — his ability to just take a breath before you start playing and his ability to be in the pocket and groove from the moment he starts live in the live concert,” he says. “Because I always feel for the first three songs, I always find that I’m a bit tight, so you always utilize the first three songs to get into where you want to be and the groove you want to be in. But Dad seemed to be able to just go out there and from the moment he started, he was in the pocket. That’s the biggest thing. It’s not about chops for me and it’s not about all of that. It’s that groove and playing where it doesn’t sound tight, you know, you’re not on top of things.”

He uses playing with Hagar as an example. 

“Working with Sammy, for a while, I kept thinking, ‘What’s he doing? Why is he coming up and standing next to me and putting his hands in his pockets?’ I didn’t know what he was doing — it was like he was bored. I was like, ‘Sammy, what are you doing? It’s kind of distracting me!’ He goes, ‘That’s the moment when you get the pocket and you’re really in the pocket.’ And I’m like, ‘Got it!’ So when he comes and stands next to you and puts his hands in his pocket, I go, ‘What have I done?’ You know, ‘Are you pissed or something?’ He goes, ‘No, that means you’re really in the pocket right now.’”

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, 8 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, Hard Rock Live, 10777 Northfield Rd., Northfield, 330-908-7625. Tickets: $32.50-$62.50, hrrocksinonorthfieldpark.com

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