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Led Zeppelin Facebook countdown prompts rumors of new tour
Guardian ^ | 9/12/2012 | Sean Michaels

Posted on 09/12/2012 9:19:54 AM PDT by God luvs America

Led Zeppelin have begun a mysterious online countdown, fuelling speculation that they are planning a new tour – or perhaps just releasing a live DVD.

On Saturday, the group posted "FIVE" to their Facebook page, provoking thousands of comments, tens of thousands of Likes, and not one single certainty about what Led Zeppelin were announcing. Fans debated the significance of the number: five concert dates? A five-disc box set? A follow-up to the album Led Zeppelin IV? On Sunday, the band cleared things up a little, posting a new word: "FOUR." Apparently they are counting down to a bigger announcement; the reveal is set for Thursday 13 September.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


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i'm a follower of Zeppelin's official site on Facebook & Twitter...very excited and curious once the "Five" in the infamous Zeppelin script showed up Saturday...speculation is rampant about a tour or concert dates but i think its the release of the 12/07 O2 concert....will be holding my breathe for tomorrow...
1 posted on 09/12/2012 9:20:01 AM PDT by God luvs America
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To: God luvs America

Who’s going to sponser the tour, “Grecian Formula for men” or maybe “Depends”?


2 posted on 09/12/2012 9:28:26 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: God luvs America

Yesterday KLOS radio here in Los Angeles announced it’s the video release of the 12/07 O2 concert. It’ll be cool to see it in hi-def, I only have a crappy copy of the concert.

You may resume breathing now ;-)


3 posted on 09/12/2012 9:29:56 AM PDT by StayoutdaBushesWay (Every man dies, but not every man really lives.)
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To: circlecity

LOL- be as sarcastic as you like but Zeppelin could call its own price....there was a lottery drawing for tickets for their O2 concert in 2007- more than 2 million people from 53 countries applied for the 20,000 seats...


4 posted on 09/12/2012 9:32:29 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: God luvs America
i'm a follower of Zeppelin's official site on

To quote the guy that fact checked Ryan's iPod playlist: "that's a band called Led Zeppelin"

5 posted on 09/12/2012 9:33:17 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The Democratic Party has become the Beclowning Party)
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To: circlecity

Hey, if it’s good enough for Jack White and The Edge, I woudln’t worry much about it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePsHKqbdRfA&feature=related


6 posted on 09/12/2012 9:35:43 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: God luvs America

Ditto

The 02 concert had alot of iphone youtube clips up where you could see the pro cameramen all over the stage and so on but never a single pro-shot clip has been seen anywhere on the web.

Gotta be the DVD of the O2 concert


7 posted on 09/12/2012 9:35:55 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: God luvs America

I know I’d cough up the money to catch them live if Led Zeppelin announced a reunion tour...


8 posted on 09/12/2012 9:36:08 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote conservative Congresspeople to stop Romney.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

-— I know I’d cough up the money to catch them live if Led Zeppelin announced a reunion tour...-—

I remember when they broke up in 1980, thinking, I can’t wait for the next LZ to come along.

I’m still waiting.


9 posted on 09/12/2012 9:41:15 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: God luvs America
­ I love Led Zeppelin
10 posted on 09/12/2012 9:44:49 AM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: IslamE

I saw Zeppelin 6 times. Saw the Physical Graffiti tour 4 times and the Presence tour twice.

The only thing better than a Led Zeppelin concert at Madison Square Garden is a Pink Floyd concert at Madison Square Garden. I was too young for the Stones.


11 posted on 09/12/2012 9:48:05 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: circlecity

Was going to say maybe it’s a countdown until Page and Plant get new hip implants from the NHS.


12 posted on 09/12/2012 9:48:05 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: God luvs America

Yeah, Madonna and Justin Beeber get ticket sales like that too. And I wouldn’t pay to watch them any more than the geriatric crew. Watching a 64 year old Robert Plant strut on stage shaking his ass and trying to hit the high notes he can no longer reach holds no appeal to me. I’m more than satisfied with my memories of their show in Indy back in ‘79. I do admit that Jimmy Page is the most gifted technical guitarist in the history of rock - you can’t watch him for more than 20 minutes without coming to that conclusion.


13 posted on 09/12/2012 9:48:11 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

LOL- comparing Justin Bieber and Madonna to Led Zeppelin....

love your “memories” from the Indy show of 1979- of course the last time Led Zeppelin played in the United States was July of 1977...based on your memory one could only assume you must be part of the geriatric crowd..


14 posted on 09/12/2012 9:54:01 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

saw them opening night at Madison Square Garden in 1977; 6/7/77...ticket stub sits in a frame on my desk...


15 posted on 09/12/2012 9:55:46 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: IslamE

Seems you love Mr Rogers more based on that...the mighty Led Zeppelin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87kcHA5veg0


16 posted on 09/12/2012 10:01:16 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: God luvs America

The Indy show was in ‘77, you are correct, and at 54 I am quickly approaching the geriatric set. No doubt. Which reinforces my desire not to watch a senior citizen shake his butt on stage. It would be like some girl going to watch Chippendale’s dances and recognizing her grandpa up there on stage shaking his booty. And it is pretty funny that for current audiences Modonna and Justin are just, if not more, popular than Led Zepplin. I guess talent is in no way shape or form a necessity to be pop star anymore.


17 posted on 09/12/2012 10:02:35 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

current audiences???

will Justin Beiber be as popular as Led Zeppelin 30 years after he releases his final album and tours (compared to Zeppelin)??? Madonna??


18 posted on 09/12/2012 10:08:15 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: God luvs America

Awesome tour.


19 posted on 09/12/2012 10:10:46 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: God luvs America

Madonna is sure getting there and still just as popular (one of life’s great mysteries) and who knows about Justin? Both suck but that seems to be the popular appetite.


20 posted on 09/12/2012 10:16:35 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

getting where???

they just announced Madonna added a second show at MSG- Zeppelin sold out two shows at MSG in 1970; both shows were on the same day....in ‘77 they sold out seven shows at MSG...they could probably sell out two months of shows if they wanted to play that long...

there’s absolutely NO comparison to the popularity of beiber or madonna to Zeppelin never mind their longevity....

Led Zeppelin was together for 11 years- Madonna’s been at it for 27 and can’t come close to the universal obsession that’s purely Zeppelin....


21 posted on 09/12/2012 10:28:09 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: God luvs America

Thanks for the ping! i am a hugh fan.

I got to hang out a bit with Jason just before the last reunion. I hope that if there is another reunion, that Jason is the drummer again, as he has all his dad’s licks down pat.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 10:42:29 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: God luvs America

The Rolling Stones recently had a count down. It was for a new “best of” release with 2 new cuts.

And the subsequent concert announcement was merely 4 shows.


23 posted on 09/12/2012 10:43:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: God luvs America
"they just announced Madonna added a second show at MSG- Zeppelin sold out two shows at MSG in 1970; both shows were on the same day....in ‘77 they sold out seven shows at MSG...they could probably sell out two months of shows if they wanted to play that long..."

If Madonna took a 10 year break she would get the same results. People like an oldies act I note when page and plant went out on their own, either solo or with another band, they didn't come close to Madonna's crowds.

24 posted on 09/12/2012 11:16:49 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

I missed Zeppelin in Indy in 77. Saw the Who in Rupp Arena, and that’s my Rock religious experience. Zeppelin was ready to tour in 80, and I was definitely NOT going to miss it, but alas...

If they toured again, I would go.


25 posted on 09/12/2012 12:43:04 PM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: henkster

The ‘77 show in Indy was pretty good. Although they ticked some people when they refused to play Whole Lotta Love, saying “we’re not into that s**t” anymore. But they did play Dazed and Confused which was the main song I wanted to hear, so I was happy.


26 posted on 09/12/2012 12:46:18 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

Their potential playlist is so big and diverse, they don’t need Whole Lotta Love, or even Stairway. They could just play all of Physical Graffitti, and I’d be a happy boy.

As for how Led Zeppelin endures over time, both of my sons have most of their songs on their iPods, and listen to them often. And I don’t think it’s just to humor the old geezer.


27 posted on 09/12/2012 12:52:44 PM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: God luvs America; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

I thought they were dead!


28 posted on 09/12/2012 12:55:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: God luvs America

They’ll open for the touring Monkees!


29 posted on 09/12/2012 12:56:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

30 posted on 09/12/2012 1:00:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Revolting cat!
They’ll open for the touring Monkees!

Both bands opening for Nickelback.

31 posted on 09/12/2012 1:01:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’m waiting for the return of the early 60s Bobbys!

(You’re not a kid any more!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J9s50G-veg


32 posted on 09/12/2012 1:05:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Jerry Lee Lewis had his fill of the “Bobby’s” in the early 1960s (quote at 50:22).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhOB2hMGMOU


33 posted on 09/12/2012 1:12:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise

My countdown ended last Friday!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS9_19pl7lA

Although still counting down to see RUSH in November. New album, and still innovating. Their musicianship might be at the top of their game as well - but I sure like their old stuff. Although some like Geddy’s voice better now than the shrill sound he had back then.


34 posted on 09/12/2012 1:17:45 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: henkster

I was a monster Zep fan from the beginning (like most teen boys my age when they hit the scene) but I’ve heard every lick of every song soooo many times I’ve just gotten bored with it. It doesn’t help that most “Classic Rock” radio stations act as if Zepplin only recorded six songs in their entire career and they play those same six songs constantly, 24/7. Sometimes I wish we could bury every known Zep recording in time capsule for 10 years and maybe when we dig it up it will sound fresh again. And Zep certainly isn’t the only cherished band of my youth I’ve grown to feel that way about. I guess eventually you can get burnt out on anything.


35 posted on 09/12/2012 4:13:09 PM PDT by circlecity
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