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Led Zeppelin gig relived at cinema
7:20am Saturday 13th October 2012 in News
IN 2007, Led Zeppelin played a huge tribute concert for 18,000 lucky ticket holders at London’s O2 Arena.
The two-hour event, the band’s first headline show in 27 years was a huge success. More than 20 million people worldwide applied to see it and for those not lucky enough to get a ticket, an opportunity to see the famous gig is now here.
The Celebration Day show will be on the big screen, in high definition and in surround sound at the Vue cinema in Thurrock.
The gig, being shown exclusively in Vue cinemas on Wednesday, October 17, and Sunday, October 21, will feature all of the 16 songs, such as Stairway to Heaven and Whole Lotta Love, performed by the band back in December 2007.
Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, for the performance.
The gig was a tribute concert for friend of the band and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.
Speaking at a press conference to announce the showings, Jimmy Page said: “The idea of going to play the O2 wasn’t to make a DVD or a film or anything like that.
“It just made sense to record it, at least for our own collection and our own amusement. It is what it is now though.
“There was very little that needed to be messed about with because we really did it well in the first place.”
The Wednesday screening will start at 8pm and the Sunday screening at 2.30pm.
Tickets start from £7.50. To book, visit www.ledzeppelin.com
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