Led Zeppelin set to reform

A London show is being advertised

Led Zeppelin look set to reform for a gig at London’s O2 Arena this autumn.

Although there has been no official announcement that the legendary rockers will perform again 27 years after they disbanded, advertisements appeared in the national press today (September 1) with top-price ticket and hotel packages on offer for £369.

A cheaper package from the Premier Entertainments company, including a night in a four-star hotel, is available for £269, reports This Is London.

Callers today were told: “It’s just about to be officially announced.”

Promoters subsequently told BBC 6 Music not to book tickets “just yet”, but did not deny the story.

A statement issued later by the promoter Harvey Goldsmith regarding the packages again warned fans not to buy from touts and claimed “there are NO packages or tickets for some the events advertised at all, nor do some of the events even exist”, but again it stopped short of a full denial regarding the reformation.

It read in full:

“There have been at least four events advertised which I suspect either don’t exist or where no tickets are on sale or indeed dates finalized. These are the very people whom our industry has spent over a year trying to convince the DCMS to instigate outlawing.

“The media should consider the consequences of giving credibility to those who rip the public off.

“There are NO packages or tickets for some the events advertised at all, nor do some of the events even exist. We are concerned that the public will be fleeced. The bottom line is that unless official adverts have appeared for concerts, tickets are not on sale. Do not buy from unauthorised sources.”

The reunion has been rumoured all year, and suspicions were further aroused when it was revealed the band would release a 2-CD ‘Best Of’ compilation called ‘Mothership’ on November 11.

It’s thought that original drummer John Bonham’s son Jason would replace him on drums. The band originally split following John’s death aged 32 in 1980 after choking on his own vomit following an alcohol binge.

The three surviving members – John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page – briefly reunited at the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia in 1985 and at Atlantic Records‘ 40th birthday celebrations in 1988.