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Led Zeppelin returns to Greenwich with history's most over-subscribed gig
Led Zeppelin will be returning to Greenwich to give fans a very special show – albeit on the silver screen.
The iconic band is starring in Celebration Day, a film of their first live gig together in 27 years which took place at the O2 Arena and saw 20 million people apply for just 18,000 tickets.
And like most of Led Zeppelin’s phenomenal performances, the show will run for one night only at each venue.
Fans can catch the movie at Cineworld in the O2 tomorrow evening and at City Screen, Greenwich, on Thursday night.
Singer Robert Plant said: “To get back in the middle of that music was a spectacular experience.
“I was approaching it from a different angle so to get through it and out the other side was not much short of miraculous, but great fun.”
Cinema goers will be able to see history’s most over-subscribed gig in glorious high definition and surround sound.
After the tragic death of their drummer, John Bonham, in 1980 the band called it a day.
Nothing could persuade them to get back together again until 2007 when, as a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones reunited for the one-off show on December 10.
They were joined by Bonham's son, Jason - himself a renowned drummer.
Until now, only 18,000 lucky people experienced this gig of a lifetime, featuring 16 classic songs.
Directed by long-time Led Zeppelin collaborator Dick Carruthers, Celebration Day captures every moment of the incredible event.
Jimmy Page said: “The idea of going to play the O2 wasn’t to make a DVD or a film or anything like that at all.
“It just so happened we had all of this material going on behind us.
“It just made sense to record it, at least for our own collection and our own amusement.
“It is what it is now though, and I’m really pleased you are all enjoying it, because it’s great.
“The concert was what it was, there was very little that needed to be messed about with because we really did it well in the first place.”
For tickets and the trailer visit ledzeppelin.com