The first show on drummer Jason Bonham's (LED ZEPPELIN, UFO, FOREIGNER) "An Evening With Jason Bonham" mini-tour, which was supposed to kick off last night (Wednesday, October 14) at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida was cancelled. Webmaster Sam Rapallo wrote on the official LED ZEPPELIN forum that the reason for the cancellation was that singer Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, MICHAEL SCHENKER) is sick.
In addition to Keeling, Bonham's backing band includes bassist Francesco DiCosmo alongside guitarists Ian Hatton and Tony Catania.
Bonham was interviewed this past Monday morning (October 12) on the "Mark And Brian" show on the Southern California rock station 95.5 KLOS. The chat is available for streaming using the audio player below.
Remaining "An Evening With Jason Bonham" dates:
Oct. 15 - House of Blues - Orlando, FL
Oct. 16 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
Oct. 29 - Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Oct. 30 - The Canyon - Agoura Hills, CA
According to Classic Rock magazine, Bonham is doing these gigs by way of tribute to Daniel MacMaster, the Canadian frontman who sang on the two albums from BONHAM (1989's "The Disregard Of Timekeeping" and 1992's "Mad Hatter"). MacMaster died on March 16, 2008, from a Group A streptococcal infection. He was 39 years old.
Jason explained: "Tragically, Daniel passed away and I always regretted the fact that I didn't do more for him during his lifetime. Just like myself, Daniel struggled with his addictions so that's something I know all about.
"2009 is the 20th anniversary of 'The Disregard Of Timekeeping', so I [wanted] to pay tribute to what was a great period in all our lives. Whether anything new will come out of it, I don't know. It's all about having fun."
Jason Bonham interviewed on "Mark And Brian" show (click on player below to launch audio):