Led Zeppelin reunion: website gets 120 million hits

Reformation gig proves hottest ticket in the world

The website to register for Led Zeppelin tickets received over 120 million hits yesterday (September 14).

Fans wanting to go to the gig on November 26 at the O2 Arena in London must put their names into a ballot which will randomly allocate tickets.

However yesterday the site Ahmettribute.com received around 120 million hits, with 25 million people apparently registering for the ballot, which closes on Monday (September 17) at noon (BST).

There are 20,000 tickets at £125 per head and sales are limited to two per person. Successful applicants will hear after October 1.

Organisers have now told fans not to worry as the registration for the ballot is open until Monday (September 17).

“The message is to be patient. The website will be open until midday Monday (September 17) for anyone wanting register,” they explained in statement, adding, “It is not ‘first come first served’ and all successful applicants will be entered into the ballot for tickets to be drawn at random.”

The band will reunite for the show in November 26, topping a bill 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 Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun who died last year. He worked helped further the career of a host of acts, including Led Zeppelin.

“During the Zeppelin years, Ahmet Ertegun was a major foundation of solidarity and accord. 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. “His performance stands alone as our tribute to the work and the life of our long-standing friend.”

Now now find out what made Led Zeppelin reform and check out the rumours that The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger will also play the gig.

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

Plus look at our special Led Zeppelin picture gallery.