Led Zeppelin reunion: Ticket registration closes today

Fans have just hours left to enter ballot

Registration for the ticket ballot for Led Zeppelin‘s reunion show closes today at noon (September 19, BST).

The band will reunite on November 26 at the O2 Arena in London to play a tribute concert for Atlantic Records‘ founder Ahmet Ertegun.

Because of the demand for tickets, fans have had to register for the ballot and the £125-a-head tickets will be distributed randomly by October 1.

Demand was so great, crashing the website within hours of its launch, that registration was extended from Monday (September 17) to this afternoon.

You can still enter the draw until noon at Ahmettribute.com.

Led Zeppelin are set to top a bill on November 26 that also includes Pete Townshend, Foreigner and Paolo Nutini, with Bill Wyman And The Rhythm Kings backing those three acts as well as playing their own set.

The show is being held to raise money for the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund, which pays for university scholarships in the UK, US and Turkey.

The fund was created in honour of the Atlantic Records founder who died last year. Ertegun also helped further the career of a host of acts, including Led Zeppelin.

“For us he was Atlantic Records and remained a close friend and conspirator,” explained Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant of the band’s decision to reform. “This performance stands alone as our tribute to the work and the life of our long-standing friend.”

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Read NME.COM’s brief history of Led Zeppelin and Ahmet Ertegun’s story now.

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