JASON BONHAM Comments On Concert Cancellations

The first three shows on drummer Jason Bonham's (LED ZEPPELIN, UFO, FOREIGNER) "An Evening With Jason Bonham" mini-tour have been cancelled due to singer Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, MICHAEL SCHENKER) falling ill:

Oct. 14 - Revolution Live - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Oct. 15 - House of Blues - Orlando, FL
Oct. 16 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL

Commented Bonham: "I feel so bad for everyone that turned up and didn't know but we wanted to give Kelly all the time he needed to make sure he could or couldn't sing. We all have worked so hard the past week. I can only say it will only make it better. I hope we can be real ready for California in two weeks."

Remaining "An Evening With Jason Bonham" dates:

Oct. 29 - Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Oct. 30 - The Canyon - Agoura Hills, CA

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.

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):


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