I guess no one wants to say it out loud, so I will. There will be no Led Zeppelin tour in 2008. I do not believe it is possible to move the biggest band in the world around the globe in three months when it hasn’t left the garage for 30 years.
Also, vocalist Robert Plant has plans for most of 2008 with Alison Kraus. Besides, you can’t book the biggest venues in the world with a few months warning. I don’t think the band made any decision about a tour until they saw how the O2 show went. Of course, it was amazing. I think they are sitting back right now and counting up obscene offers of cash.
Oh yes, the Zep will tour… but it wont be until 2009. No mortal person on Earth could turn down the gazillions this tour would generate.
Well OK, Roger Waters did. As to why, that is still a mystery.
Scrap the basketball arenas… it is time to follow the Dead & Floyd and hit only football stadiums. Led Zep Summer 2009 world tour. There is no one who has denied it is a great idea, except Plant… and Plant hasn’t said a word since rehearsals began. His silence is a good sign.
As for that Cult singer (Ian Astbury) declaring themselves the openers for Zeppelin next year? No way, for about a thousand reasons. First, would a master of secrecy and image like Jimmy Page let a dingus singer for an opening band blow the biggest story in music? No. Also, why in the world would Zep have an opener? When the mighty Led Zeppelin mounts the biggest tour in history, it will surely be ‘An Evening With Led Zeppelin’.
That is my official prediction, and I very rarely acknowledge being wrong.Powered by Sidelines