JIMMY PAGE Apologizes For LED ZEPPELIN Reunion Concert Postponement

The heavily anticipated reunion of the surviving members of LED ZEPPELIN, scheduled for November 26 at the O2 Arena in London, has been postponed until December 10. According to a press statement, the concert, a tribute to late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, has been pushed back because ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page fractured a finger. The injury, which Page sustained last weekend, will keep him from picking up a guitar for three weeks, after which a specialist said that Page will be able to resume rehearsals for the rescheduled show.

Page has released the following statement regarding the matter:

"As you all know by now I was regrettably put in a situation where I had to postpone my performance at the Ahmet Ertegun benefit show, on November 26th, due to a fractured finger.

"We have now rescheduled this show to take place, at the same venue, on December 10th.

"In doing so I was very conscious of the fact that many people are travelling great distances to attend. I do want to let everyone know that this decision was unavoidable. My apologies to anyone who has been inconvenienced by this change.

"I would also like to thank everyone else involved for their help with making this change. Harvey Goldsmith, the trustees of the Ahmet Ertegun Foundation and, of course, the other artists who so willingly agreed to join us on the show.

"I look forward to the 10th December!"

All tickets for the show, which were sold through a worldwide lottery, will be valid for the rescheduled date.

Anyone unable to attend the show on December 10 will be able to receive a full refund until noon U.K. time on November 14. Tickets available as a result of refunds will be offered to random ballot winners drawn from the original lottery. Information on obtaining a refund can be found at AhmetTribute.com.

The show will feature Page, singer Robert Plant and bassist John Paul Jones performing together for the first time in 18 years, with Jason Bonham, son of late ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham, sitting behind the kit. Bill Wyman and the RHYTHM KINGS, Paul Rodgers, Paolo Nutini, and FOREIGNER are also scheduled to appear.

Rumors continue to circulate that a full LED ZEPPELIN tour is in the works for 2008, although the band has remained ambivalent about any future plans.


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