Led Zeppelin reunion: band’s albums sales up 500%

Fans snap up back catalogue after O2 Arena show

Sales of Led Zeppelin’s back catalogue have increased by 500%since the band announced then played their reunion show at the O2 Arena, which took place on Monday (December 10).

Music retailer HMV also revealed that sales of ‘Mothership’, Led Zeppelin’s recent compilation album, rose by 50% overnight following the gig, and was the biggest selling album in HMV stores in the UK yesterday (December 11).

Led Zeppelin merchandise has also seen a huge increase in sales. Gennero Castaldo of HMV explained: “This demonstrates the enduring appeal of Led Zeppelin as the definitive rock band. Their music is now connecting with a whole new generation of fans, who are discovering its brilliance for the first time.”

Meanwhile head to the NME Office Blog now to see live footage of the band playing ‘Kashmir’, ‘Stairway To Heaven’, and more.

Don’t forget to post up your own Led Zeppelin YouTube links to share with other fans.

We also have shots from the legends return in our special Led Zeppelin picture gallery.

Check out our full report from the reunion show at the O2 Arena in London and read NME.COM’s Led Zeppelin review now.

Plus did you go to the gig? If so send your pictures, reviews and stories to ledzep@nme.com, be sure to include your name and where you come from and we’ll publish the best.

Also read NME.COM’s brief history of Led Zeppelin, check out Ahmet Ertegun’s story and look at our special Led Zeppelin picture gallery.

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