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US TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED : JASON BONHAM TALKS TO TBL ABOUT THE LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE – ”I WANT TO MAKE THIS A CELEBRATION OF MY DAD’S LIFE’’

14 August 2010 9,446 views 12 Comments

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Jason Bonham has announced details of his Led Zeppelin Experience tour – see full listing of dates below.  He will be performing over 30 gigs across the USA as a tribute to the 30th anniversary of his Dad’s passing. The Multi media show is being co –produced by Annerin Productions who have previously been involved in The Beatles ‘’Rain” and “The Pink Floyd Experience” events.

‘’I’ve started planning the whole stage show, getting it into context and into a timeline’’ Jason recently told Dave Lewis in an exclusive interview for Tight But Loose.

‘’This is my life story not just the Zeppelin story  It’s how it was for me as a kid using various images but then concentrating on different periods. I’ve also got plenty of film, my Mum’s given me permission to use some things like cine film from our last holiday and many photos of me and my Dad together.’’

‘’We have been working really hard in rehearsals. I want the singer to get every phrase right and the guitarist to get every detail – right down to the jams that we will insert – like something from Zep live in 1975.  I’m not going to reveal the band members until the first gig as I don’t want to add to the pressure.’’

‘’With my Dad I never had a chance to tell him how fantastic he was. It’s only now I can fully appreciate what he achieved. I mean every drummer I hang out with adores him.  I’m trying not to make the show too sad, but there will be moments I guess of high emotion. Ultimately I want to make it a celebration of my Dad’s his life. Looking back it was such a huge loss, but within that I gained a lot too. It made me want to pick up the sticks again because I wanted to play like him. It gave me a purpose.’’

The full interview, in which Jason also discusses the Black Country Communion album, will feature in the  forthcoming issue of the Tight But Loose magazine (issue 27) due late September.

For further Jason Bonham/ Led Zeppelin Experience news visit

www.JBLZE.com

www.jasonbonham.net

The Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Experience tour dates are as follows

October 8th, 2010 – Encana Events Centre Dawson Creek, BC

October 9th, 2010 – CN Centre Prince George, BC

October 12th, 2010 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Edmonton, AB

October 13th, 2010 – Enmax Centre Red Deer, AB

October 14th, 2010 – Southern Alberta Jubilee Calgary, AB

October 16th, 2010 – Brandt Centre Regina, SK

October 17th, 2010 – MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB

October 19th, 2010 – State Theatre Minneapolis, MN

October 20th, 2010 – Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, WI

October 21st, 2010 – Star Plaza Merrilville, IN

October 23rd, 2010 – Metropolis Montreal, QUE

October 25th, 2010 – Grand Theatre Quebec City, QUE

October 27th, 2010 – Hamilton Place – Great Hall Hamilton, ON

October 28th, 2010 – Centre in the Square Kitchener, ON

October 29th, 2010 – Sony Centre Toronto, ON

October 30th, 2010 – Auditorium Theatre Rochester, NY

November 2nd, 2010 – The Orpheum Boston, MA

November 3rd, 2010 – Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ

November 4th, 2010 – Bergen PAC Englewood, NJ

November 6th, 2010 – Merriam Theatre Philadelphia, PA

November 8th, 2010 – Nokia Theatre New York, NY

November 10th, 2010 – Buckethead Atlanta, GA

November 13th, 2010 – Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL

November 14th, 2010 – King Centre Melbourne, FL

November 16th, 2010 – Verizon Theatre Houston, TX

November 17th, 2010 – Spirit Bank Centre Tulsa, OK

November 18th, 2010 – Fairpark Music Hall Dallas, TX

November 20th, 2010 – The Joint Las Vegas, NV

November 21st, 2010 – Fox PAC Riverside, CA

November 23rd, 2010 – Pantages Theatre Los Angeles, CA

November 24th, 2010 – Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA

November 26th, 2010 – Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR

November 27th, 2010 – WaMu Theatre Seattle, WA

November 29th, 2010 – The Centre PAC Vancouver, BC

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12 Comments »

  • Heinz said:

    Can anyone tell me which sunglasses brand is wearing JB in this photo?

  • ledhed58 said:

    Lucky Americans in that we do not find it cheesy but quite touching and not at all cynical, Dulcie. But then, America did embrace the lads before the UK did,after all. JMO..Peace from the US….

  • Dulcie said:

    To Dave M & jon, I seriously doubt that a show like this would come to the UK. To me, it’s very much geared towards the American LZ fan market. They love this type of thing. Even though I personally would love to see it, UK audiences are far more cynical and would probably find this type of tribute a bit cheesey. Just my opinion 🙂

  • Kathy Urich said:

    Bought my tickets today as soon as they went on sale. See you at the State Theater in Minneapolis for the kick off of Jason’s show in America. I’m so Psyched!

  • jon stratton said:

    Jason I was lucky enough to see your stunning performance on that emotion charged night at the o2,I was also lucky enough to see your dad play at Earls Court in 75 when I was a teenager
    Please bring this show to the UK when you get a chance it sounds brilliant

  • Dave M said:

    Does anybody know if this show is coming to the UK at some stage?

  • James Rimmer said:

    Best of luck Jason … thanks for the “Heads Up” Dave and maybe … just maybe the show will get close to New Zealand.

    Cheers.

  • Michael Brazee said:

    Wow, Rochester, NY. I live here, I am so pysched.

  • ledhed58 said:

    thank you,Jason for coming to Houston…you are doing your dad proud and keeping his name and the name Led Zeppelin alive…your dad was the Heart of that band and no one but you could have possibly filled his shoes or hefted the 4 sticks of the Mighty John Henry Bonham… Peace…

  • Chris Wright said:

    There’s been plenty of discussion about the merits of Jason’s idea. I for one am all for it. Let’s not overlook that he is the current drummer of Led Zeppelin, so he has every justification in aligning himself with the band. Add in the level of father/son insight the planned events are going to provide and you have a very interesting prospect indeed. And as many Zep devotees have acknowledged during the recent Knebworth anniversary, Jason’s dad was uniquely talented and a bona fide celebration like The Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin experience is timely indeed.

  • Michel said:

    Hi Dave,
    I’m very happy that Jason is doing a tribute for his father. I got a total respect for the ex members of Led Zeppelin because the soul of the band left the day of his loss. Nobody can take his place…except Jason.
    World Wide Zeppelin,
    Best wishes to Dave and all of the spirit of Zeppelin.
    Michel from France, long distance called Blues !!!

  • russell ritchin said:

    GOOD LUCK TO JASON WITH HIS PROJECT ON CELEBRATING HIS FATHER’S LIFE
    THE REST OF US JUST NEW HIM AS THE WORLD’S GREATEST ROCK DRUMMER.

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