Led Zeppelin reunion: demand for tickets crashes site

Show to have 'largest demand in history' says promoter

Demand for Led Zeppelin’s one-off reunion gig has crashed the gig’s official website.

Led Zeppelin are set to play the 02 Arena in London on November 26.

The show is a tribute event for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

The ballot to get one of the 18,000 tickets, priced at £125 each, opened at 4pm but Ahmettribute.com crashed within minutes.

Promoter Harvey Goldsmith, who is putting on the event, said there was demand from as far afield as Japan, Australia and the United States. He predicted that the gig would cause the “largest demand for one show in history”.

The £125 tickets are limited to two per person and will be distributed by ballot only.

Those wishing to go to the show must register on Ahmettribute.com to be in the ballot.

Registration closes on Monday (September 17), while any tickets that appear on online auction sites afterwards will be immediately cancelled.

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.

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