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...

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 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 8Dawson Creek, BCEnCana Event Centre
October 9Prince George, BCCN Centre
October 12Edmonton, ABNorthern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
October 13Red Deer, ABWesterner Park / ENMAX Centrium Arena
October 14Calgary, ABSouthern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
October 16Regina, SKBrandt Centre
October 17Winnipeg, MBMTS Centre
October 19Minneapolis, MNThe State Theatre
October 20Milwaukee, WIRiverside Theatre
October 21Merrillville, INStar Plaza Theatre
October 23Montreal, QCMetropolis
October 25Quebec City, QCGrand Theatre
October 27Hamilton, ONHamilton Place Theatre
October 28Kitchener, ONCentre in the Square
October 29Toronto, ONSony Centre for the Performing Arts
October 30Rochester, NYAuditorium Theatre
November 2Boston, MAOrpheum Theatre
November 3Red Bank, NJCount Basie Theatre
November 4Englewood, NJBergen Performing Arts Center
November 6Philadelphia, PAMerriam Theater
November 8New York, NYNokia Theatre Times Square
November 13Jacksonville, FLFlorida Theatre
November 14Melbourne, FLKing Center For Performing Arts
November 16Houston, TXVerizon Wireless Theater
November 17Tulsa, OKSpiritBank Event Center
November 18Dallas, TXMusic Hall at Fair Park
November 21Riverside, CAFox Performing Arts Center
November 23Los Angeles, CAPantages Theatre
November 26Portland, ORArlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
November 27Seattle, WAWaMu Theater
November 29Vancouver, BCCentre in Vancouver for Performing Arts

Last Updated on August 18, 2010 by By Allison Reitz