Celebration Day, the concert film that documented Led Zeppelin’s one-off reunion show in 2007, will be made available to stream on the band’s official YouTube channel from 30 May at 8pm (GMT) to 2 June. The premiere takes place as streaming event, where fans from around the globe can watch the film together, live.
Led Zeppelin’s reunion concert was the headlining event of the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert – held in honour of the late Atlantic Records co-founder at the O2 Arena in London 10 December 2007.
Spanning roughly two hours, and consisting of songs from their wide discography, the one-off show marked the first time that Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones had performed together on stage since 1980 – following the death of drummer John Bonham. The late drummer’s son, Jason Bonham, filled in on drums for the evening.
The event was also notable for breaking the Guinness World Record for “Highest Demand for Tickets for One Music Concert” after 20 million ticket requests were rendered online.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Page reflected on Led Zeppelin coming together to perform after 27 years. “The thing about Led Zeppelin was that it was always four musicians at the top of their game, but they could play like a band,” he said. “Even in the first couple of rehearsal days, running up to the O2, we were playing pretty good. But we really wanted to shine as a band.”
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