The son of the late, legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham will commemorate the 30th anniversary of his father’s death with a tribute tour across North America this fall.
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience launches October 8 at EnCana Event Centre in Dawson Creek, BC, and concludes November 29 at the Centre for Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC. The musician has followed in his father’s footsteps as a drummer, even playing for Led Zeppelin’s one-off reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena in 2007.
The 31-date itinerary splits its time between U.S. and Canadian markets. National stops include October 20 at Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI; November 2 at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA; and November 8 at the Nokia Theatre in New York, NY. North of the border, highlighted gigs include October 17 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB, and October 29 at the Sony Centre for Performing Arts in Toronto, ON.
Public ticket sales for the tour begin August 20 in select. Ticket prices vary widely from event to event, though several dates have ducats beginning in the $40 to $60 range, according to current Ticketmaster.com event listings. More details about the tour and its ticketing are available on the official Led Zeppelin Experience site.
In a recent interview with Fox News, Bonham revealed that the tour will hinge around his personal recollections of his father and the other original Zeppelin members. “When I do a certain song, there’s a reason for it, there’s a story behind it,” Bonham explained in the segment. “My first memories as a child are of Led Zeppelin because they’ve been a part of my life.”
Bonham’s backing band for the venture has not been announced. In his segment on Fox, the drummer noted that he doesn’t want concert-goers to have any preconceived notions of what the live band will sound like.
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|October 8||Dawson Creek, BC||EnCana Event Centre|
|October 9||Prince George, BC||CN Centre|
|October 12||Edmonton, AB||Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium|
|October 13||Red Deer, AB||Westerner Park / ENMAX Centrium Arena|
|October 14||Calgary, AB||Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium|
|October 16||Regina, SK||Brandt Centre|
|October 17||Winnipeg, MB||MTS Centre|
|October 19||Minneapolis, MN||The State Theatre|
|October 20||Milwaukee, WI||Riverside Theatre|
|October 21||Merrillville, IN||Star Plaza Theatre|
|October 23||Montreal, QC||Metropolis|
|October 25||Quebec City, QC||Grand Theatre|
|October 27||Hamilton, ON||Hamilton Place Theatre|
|October 28||Kitchener, ON||Centre in the Square|
|October 29||Toronto, ON||Sony Centre for the Performing Arts|
|October 30||Rochester, NY||Auditorium Theatre|
|November 2||Boston, MA||Orpheum Theatre|
|November 3||Red Bank, NJ||Count Basie Theatre|
|November 4||Englewood, NJ||Bergen Performing Arts Center|
|November 6||Philadelphia, PA||Merriam Theater|
|November 8||New York, NY||Nokia Theatre Times Square|
|November 13||Jacksonville, FL||Florida Theatre|
|November 14||Melbourne, FL||King Center For Performing Arts|
|November 16||Houston, TX||Verizon Wireless Theater|
|November 17||Tulsa, OK||SpiritBank Event Center|
|November 18||Dallas, TX||Music Hall at Fair Park|
|November 21||Riverside, CA||Fox Performing Arts Center|
|November 23||Los Angeles, CA||Pantages Theatre|
|November 26||Portland, OR||Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall|
|November 27||Seattle, WA||WaMu Theater|
|November 29||Vancouver, BC||Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts|