September 12, 2007
Led Zeppelin O2 Reunion show announced
Led Zeppelin announce their plan to reunite for one show on November 26th (original date), topping a bill that is scheduled to include Pete Townshend, Foreigner and Paolo Nutini with Bill Wyman And The Rhythm Kings.
The one-off show would 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 in 2006. 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.”