Band's first headline show in 27 years hits theaters October 17
Led Zeppelin have completed their mysterious Facebook countdown, and now it's time for Celebration Day. That's the title of a new concert film based on the British rockers' 2007 London reunion show, the band announced today. The movie is scheduled to come out in theaters worldwide on October 17.
The 2007 charity show at London's O2 Arena brought together founding Led Zep members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant along with Jason Bonham, son of late drummer John Bonham. The 16-song set included such classic-rock staples as "Whole Lotta Love," "Rock And Roll," "Kashmir," and "Stairway to Heaven." It was the band's first headlining gig in 27 years.
Before the movie's broader release on 1,500 screens globally, it will be premiered in London, Los Angeles, New York, and other big cities, according to the announcement. For the public screenings, tickets go on sale September 13 via ledzeppelin.com.
Of course, Celebration Day won't only be shown in theaters. On November 19, the show will come out "in multiple video and audio formats" via Swan Song/Atlantic Records, the announcement states.
The project comes as Led Zep are set to be among those receiving the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors on December 2. The group was also in the news last month during the Republican National Convention, when vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said that his "playlist starts with AC/DC, and ends with Zeppelin." It is not yet known how fast Plant can run a marathon.