Demand For Led Zeppelin Sees Aussie Cinemas Add Extra Screenings
Additional screenings have today been announced for the Australian cinema release of Celebration Day, the long-awaited film of Led Zeppelin’s legendary O2 Arena concert, with fans snapping up tickets to catch the moment of rock history.
Cinemas in Sydney and Melbourne have added extra screenings for the special event, which will rock into cinemas for one night only on 17 October.
On 10 December, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused rock ’n’ roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin.
Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalog including landmark tracks “Whole Lotta Love,” “Rock And Roll,” “Kashmir,” and “Stairway To Heaven.”
Although 20 million people applied for tickets, the band’s first headline show in 27 years was seen only by the 18,000 ticket holders who were fortunate enough to have secured seats through the worldwide lottery.
The next best thing to having been at O2 Arena, Celebration Day will be released across Australia by Omniverse Vision on 17 October at cinemas through Hoyts Cinemas, Event Cinemas, Greater Union, Birch Carroll Coyle, Village Cinemas, Palace and Dendy.
Tickets and screening details for this rare cinema event can be found via ledzeppelin.com
LED ZEPPELIN: Celebration Day
1. Good Times Bad Times
2. Ramble On
3. Black Dog
4. In My Time Of Dying
5. For Your Life
6. Trampled Under Foot
7. Nobody’s Fault But Mine
8. No Quarter
9. Since I’ve Been Loving You
10. Dazed And Confused
11. Stairway To Heaven
12. The Song Remains The Same
13. Misty Mountain Hop
15. Whole Lotta Love
16. Rock And Roll
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