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Led Zeppelin announces “Celebration Day,” new rock doc on band’s 2007 reunion

By Kelsey Fowler | Denver Post September 13th, 2012 |

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Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham of Led Zeppelin perform on stage during the Led Zeppelin Tribute To Ahmet

Ertegun concert, held at the O2 Arena on December 10, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Ross Halfin/Exclusive by Getty Images)

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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Led Zeppelin not reuniting – but they are releasing a concert film

Legendary rockers announce the release of Celebration Day, a film of their one-off reunion show in 2007

Michael Hann The Guardian Thursday 13 September 2012

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Rambling on … Led Zeppelin at the O2 arena in London, December 2007

The Led Zeppelin countdown is over – and, as expected, the legendary rock band are not reuniting. Instead they are releasing a film of the one-off reunion show they played at the O2 arena in London in 2007.

The band announced that Celebration Day will get a worldwide theatrical release on 17 October, followed by "multiple video and audio" formats on 19 November.

An estimated 20 million people applied for tickets for Led Zeppelin's O2 show. Their 16-song set is included in its entirety in Celebration Day.

Led Zeppelin split in 1980, following the death of drummer John Bonham. During the 80s, their critical reputation sank, but the last 20 years have seen them rehabilitated as guitarist Jimmy Page has led a charge to bolster their legacy with a series of reissues and remasters that have cemented their position as the arguably the greatest hard rock band ever.

Celebration Day will be the third Zeppelin live film to have been released in the last decade. In 2003, the band released the two-disc set Led Zeppelin DVD, which captured live footage of the band spanning their whole career, meticulously restored and matched to high-quality live recordings of the original performances. It became the bestselling music DVD of all time. That was followed in 2007 by a DVD of their concert film The Song Remains the Same, originally released in 1976.

Full tracklisting

1. Good Times Bad Times

2. Ramble On

3. Black Dog

4. In My Time of Dying

5. For Your Life

6. Trampled Under Foot

7. Nobody's Fault But Mine

8. No Quarter

9. Since I've Been Loving You

10. Dazed and Confused

11. Stairway to Heaven

12. The Song Remains the Same

13. Misty Mountain Hop

14. Kashmir

15. Whole Lotta Love

16. Rock and Roll

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Led Zeppelin to release 2007 reunion concert film

Reno Gazette-Journal Sep 13, 2012

Written by The Associated Press

Led Zeppelin is coming to a movie theater near you. Then a record store.

The iconic British rock ‘n’ roll band will release its 2007 “Celebration Day” reunion as a concert film on Oct. 13, then will put out the show on multiple video and audio formats on Nov. 19.

Original members Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page were joined onstage by Jason Bonham, son of the late drummer John Bonham, for the tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

The two-hour concert included “Stairway to Heaven,” ‘’Kashmir” and “Dazed and Confused” among its 19 songs. It was the band’s first headlining show in 27 years.

The film will be shown in 1,500 theaters around the world. Tickets are available at the band’s website.

http://www.rgj.com/v...on-concert-film

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Led Zeppelin announce worldwide theatrical release of "Celebration Day" concert

By Brigette Sullivan San Francisco Examiner September 13, 2012

For nearly 7 million Facebook fans, as well as Led Zeppelin fans around the world, the wait is over. After a mysterious five day countdown on Facebook that left fans guessing and anticipating, the band made their big announcement today. On October 17th, “Celebration Day” a documentary and concert from the band’s 2007 reunion at London’s O2 Arena will be released in theaters worldwide.

On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the O2 Arena stage 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 Led Zeppelin legend. Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform sixteen songs from their celebrated catalog 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 fortunate enough to have secured seats through the worldwide lottery.

The film “Celebration Day” will release in theaters on 1,500 screens in over 40 countries on October 17th, 2012. The theatrical screenings will follow premieres in London, Los Angeles, New York, and other major cities. For a listing of theaters and to purchase tickets for the public screenings, visit: www.ledzeppelin.com.

“Celebration Day” will then be available in multiple video and audio formats on November 19th from Swan Song/Atlantic Records. Specific product details will be announced soon.

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There was an article in the UK paper "The Sun" the other day which someone posted a link to - it's such a hated rag tho, I didn't buy it.

Yes, indeed! This is believed to have been the first press report confirming the release.

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By GORDON SMART, Showbiz Editor

Published: 11th September 2012

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Led Zeppelin to fly back into the charts with new DVD

ROCKERS Led Zeppelin are set to top the charts again at Christmas — with their famous 2007 comeback gig.

Jimmy Page, 68, Robert Plant, 64, John Paul Jones, 64, and late drummer John Bonham’s son Jason, 46, reunited at London’s O2 Arena.

And guitar legend Jimmy has been working with engineers to master audio from the show for release on CD/DVD and Blu-ray.

A source told The Sun: “Jimmy has been in the studio making sure everything is perfect.

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Led Zeppelin ... Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and John Paul Jones in 1973

“The band want it to remain true to their exceptionally high standards. It’s coming out on November 22 as part of a simultaneous global release.”

The Stairway to Heaven band’s album sales are estimated at 300million.

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World to rock with Led Zeppelin

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Robert Plant ... at 2007 London gig

By GORDON SMART, Showbiz Editor

Published: 14th September 2012

ROCKERS Led Zeppelin are to perform a world tour — on the big screen.

A movie of their comeback gig at London’s O2 arena in 2007, fronted by Robert Plant, 64, will be shown in 1,500 cinemas in 40 countries.

The Sun revealed on Tuesday that the band was to release footage of the show.

And yesterday the Stairway To Heaven stars confirmed the film, Celebration Day, will have a simultaneous premiere on October 17.

The movie will also be released on CD/DVD and Blu-ray in late November.

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New York Times

September 13, 2012

Led Zeppelin to Release Concert Film

By James C. McKinley Jr.

Led Zeppelin, the hard-rock and seminal heavy metal band, will release a concert movie in October, just two months before the band is scheduled to be honored at the Kennedy Center in Washington for its weighty role in transforming rock music.

The film, “Celebration Day,” depicts the tribute concert the band gave at London’s O2 Arena in December 2007 for Ahmet Ertegun, a founder of Atlantic Records. The concert was to raise money for an educational charity Mr. Ertegun had supported before his death a year earlier.

The three surviving members – the guitarist Jimmy Page, the singer Robert Plant and the bassist John Paul Jones – were joined that night on drums by Jason Bonham, the son of the group’s original drummer, John Bonham, who died in 1980. During a two-hour show, the band played 16 of their hits, including “Whole Lotta Love,” “Rock and Roll” and “Stairway to Heaven.” Only about 18,000 of the 20 million people who had entered a lottery to get tickets saw the concert.

But it was filmed. The group plans to have the premiere of the movie, directed by Dick Carruthers, in London, Los Angeles and New York, then release it to about 1,500 theaters around the world on Oct. 17. Then “Celebration Day” will be marketed in various video and audio formats on Nov. 19. Tickets to public screenings will go on sale on Sept. 13 on led-zeppelin.com.

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Led Zeppelin gig footage in cinemas

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Footage of a live show performed by Robert Plant and

Led Zeppelin will be screened in cinemas

Irish Independent Thursday September 13 2012

Led Zeppelin are to tour cinemas - as a film of the rock veterans' one-off reunion concert gets a movie release.

The Whole Lotta Love and Stairway To Heaven band performed the show in 2007 as a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, their first headlining gig for 27 years.

Now footage from the two-hour show is to be released as a movie, Celebration Day, which will also be given a number of premieres around the world in October.

Around 18,000 fans saw the concert at London's O2 Arena in which the hard rock pioneers played 16 songs. But fans who missed out - with around 20 million applications originally made for the show - will be able to attend around 1,500 screens in 40 countries when it is given a theatrical release on October 17.

The concert featured tracks such as Kashmir, Rock And Roll and Dazed And Confused as tousle-haired frontman Robert Plant teamed up with guitarist Jimmy Page and bass player John Paul Jones once more.

Their late drummer John Bonham was replaced by his son Jason Bonham for the show.

The concert will also be released in DVD formats as well as an album on November 19.

Led Zeppelin have also been chosen as a recipient of the 2012 Kennedy Centre Honours, which will be given out at an annual gala on December 2 in Washington, DC.

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Led Zeppelin Coming to Theaters, Kennedy Center

by The Associated Press | September 13, 2012

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Led Zeppelin is coming to a movie theater near you. Then a record store. The iconic British rock 'n' roll band will release its 2007 "Celebration Day" reunion as a concert film on Oct. 13, then will put out the show on multiple video and audio formats on Nov. 19.

Original members Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page were joined onstage by Jason Bonham, son of the late drummer John Bonham, for the tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

The two-hour concert included "Stairway to Heaven," ''Kashmir" and "Dazed and Confused" among its 19 songs. It was the band's first headlining show in 27 years.

The film will be shown in 1,500 theaters around the world. Tickets are available at the band's website.

In December, the band will join Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman and David Letterman, and three others, as recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors, the nation's highest honor for those who have influenced American culture through the arts.

The band, which has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, issued a joint statement saying America was the first place to embrace their music.

"We owe a large debt to the vitality and variety of the music of the American people," they wrote.

The honor comes with a dinner with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and a reception hosted by President Barack Obama. The honorees will be saluted by fellow artists Dec. 2 in a show to be broadcast Dec. 26 on CBS.

http://www.billboard...007948572.story

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Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion concert due in theaters, home video

By Randy Lewis

Los Angeles Times

September 13th 2012

When Led Zeppelin announced five years ago that the band’s surviving members would reunite for the group's first headline show in 27 years, more than 20 million requests for tickets flooded in. Only 18,000 fans got in to London’s O2 arena to see the performance, but as of Oct. 17, the unlucky millions who were shut out will have another shot by way of limited theatrical screenings, to be followed Nov. 19 by the release of the concert in multiple home video formats.

In addition, founding members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, who were joined at the O2 show by original drummer John Bonham’s son, Jason, will be shown a whole lotta love in Washington on Dec. 2 as one of this year’s recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors.

Led Zeppelin reunited in a salute to record executive Ahmet Ertegun, the co-founder of Atlantic Records, the group’s label in the late 1960s and '70s. Despite international clamoring for a reunion tour, the Dec. 10, 2007, show remains Zeppelin’s only latter-day performance.

The “Celebration Day” film of the shows will be screened on more than 1,500 screens in more than 40 territories worldwide, following special premiere screenings in Los Angeles, New York, London and other major cities. Tickets for the public screenings go on sale Thursday at the band's website.

The film and subsequent home video encompass 16 songs, spanning such cornerstone Zeppelin songs as “Stairway to Heaven,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “Dazed and Confused” and “Rock and Roll,” as well as “In My Time of Dying,” “Trampled Under Foot” and “Nobody’s Fault But Mine.” Specifics on the content of different home video configurations are still to be announced.

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Led Zeppelin vai lançar DVD de show histórico de 2007

FOLHA DE SÃO PAULO

Depois de intrigar os fãs com uma contagem regressiva misteriosa no Facebook, o Led Zeppelin finalmente anunciou o que já se esperava: o lançamento em DVD do show da banda na O2 Arena, em Londres, em 2007.

O filme, que vai se chamar "Celebration Day", registra a última reunião dos fundadores do grupo, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page e Robert Plant.

Jason Boham, filho do baterista John Bonham, que morreu na década de 80, juntou-se ao trio para a apresentação de duas horas, que incluiu clássicos como "Whole Lotta Love", "Rock And Roll", "Kashmir" e "Stairway to Heaven".

Segundo a revista "NME", "Celebration Day" vai estrear nos cinemas em 17 de outubro; no mesmo mês, Robert Plant, ex-vocalista da banda, inicia uma turnê pelo Brasil. O DVD chega às lojas em 19 de novembro.

CELEBRATION DAY

"Good Times Bad Times"

"Ramble On"

"Black Dog"

"In My Time Of Dying"

"For Your Life"

"Trampled Under Foot"

"Nobody's Fault But Mine"

"No Quarter"

"Since I've Been Loving You"

"Dazed And Confused"

"Stairway To Heaven"

"The Song Remains The Same"

"Misty Mountain Hop"

"Kashmir"

"Whole Lotta Love"

"Rock And Roll"

http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/ilustrada/1152851-led-zeppelin-vai-lancar-dvd-de-show-historico-de-2007.shtml

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Led Zeppelin to release 2007 reunion concert film

Reno Gazette-Journal Sep 13, 2012

Written by The Associated Press

Led Zeppelin is coming to a movie theater near you. Then a record store.

The iconic British rock ‘n’ roll band will release its 2007 “Celebration Day” reunion as a concert film on Oct. 13, then will put out the show on multiple video and audio formats on Nov. 19.

Original members Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page were joined onstage by Jason Bonham, son of the late drummer John Bonham, for the tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

The two-hour concert included “Stairway to Heaven,” ‘’Kashmir” and “Dazed and Confused” among its 19 songs. It was the band’s first headlining show in 27 years.

The film will be shown in 1,500 theaters around the world. Tickets are available at the band’s website.

http://www.rgj.com/v...on-concert-film

The Seattle Times online article is the same as this one, same date, only difference being that last external link is to this website instead of rgj.com.

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The Seattle Times online article is the same as this one, same date, only difference being that last external link is to this website instead of rgj.com.

Many thanks for that. Oftentimes Associated Press reports are published by multiple papers, in which case I'll merely attempt to present at least one example of the report.

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Many thanks for that. Oftentimes Associated Press reports are published by multiple papers, in which case I'll merely attempt to present at least one example of the report.

It is all good Steve! Lots of good reads on such a great event and release as such.

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Led Zeppelin's-Celebration Day to Play on the Canadian Big Screen

Monday, 17 September 2012 -- Cineplex Entertainment's (TSX:CGX) Front Row Centre Events today announced showings of Celebration Day, Led Zeppelin's famed 2007 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert, on October 17, 2012 and October 25, 2012.

In December 2007, Led Zeppelin became the headline act at a major concert for the first time in 27 years - this time honouring long-time friend and founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun, who died the previous year.

The result was a more than two hour tour de force that brought the band's blues-infused rock n' roll back to the main stage at London's O2 arena. Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, son of their late drummer, John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from the band's celebrated catalog: "Good Times Bad Times," "Ramble On," "Black Dog," "In My Time Of Dying," "For Your Life," "Trampled Under Foot," "Nobody's Fault But Mine," "No Quarter," "Since I've Been Loving You," "Dazed And Confused," "Stairway To Heaven," "The Song Remains The Same," "Misty Mountain Hop," "Kashmir," "Whole Lotta Love," and "Rock And Roll."

Following more than 20 million entries from around the world, only 18,000 lucky ticket lottery winners were fortunate enough to see the performance in person.

Tickets for the showings of Led Zeppelin's - Celebration Day are available beginning today at participating theatre box offices and online at

www.cineplex.com/events. A complete list of participating theatres and showtimes is also available online.

Courtesy Swan Song and Atlantic Records, Celebration Day will also be available in home video and audio formats, beginning November 19, 2012. Specific details will be announced shortly.

The home video and audio release of Celebration Day precedes the band's selection as one of the recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors. The band is set to receive the Honors at the annual gala on December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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I'm sure with all of this news coverage from the movie premiere, and the future releases on both DVD and disk, will have them on the cover of most rock mag's such as RS, Mojo, Classic Rock, etc very soon.

I would think so. Just hope certain ones like RS are fair and see how the band played their balls off for this show and the end result that they get the appreciation and all accolades they deserve that has been lacking from certain sources from the media and music. Probably, has to do with jealously to a degree.

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Very interesting. On the upside I take this mean all have agreed to promotional duties in London, but on the downside none of them have committed to promotional duties in Australia.

Not surprising, it was performed and filmed in London after all but as with all things Zeppelin, you never know?

I'm wondering whether they will have a pre-recorded video message / interview presented at cinemas prior to the main feature?

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