Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
(Courtesy photo) Led Zeppelin is featured in the concert film "Celebration Day."
‘Celebration Day’ film captures captivating Led Zeppelin reunion
Movies » 2007 performance “Celebration Day” hits theaters for two nights before DVD release.
First Published Oct 16 2012 09:06 pm • Last Updated Feb 07 2013 11:31 pm

Many rock concerts are history-making, but one of the most notable of the past decade has to be Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion.

The British juggernaut took the stage at London’s O2 Arena on Dec. 10, 2007, to headline a tribute concert for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. Although 20 million people applied for tickets, the band’s first headlining show in 27 years was seen only by the 18,000 lucky enough to have secured seats through the worldwide lottery.

At a glance

Led Zeppelin in “Celebration Day”

When » Wednesday, Oct. 17, and Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Where » Cinemark theaters: Union Heights 16, Midvale; University Mall, Orem; Cinemark 16 Provo, Provo; Salt Lake City 16, Salt Lake City; Cinemark 24 West Jordan, West Jordan

Tickets » $14 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, $12 for children; Rated R; available at theater box offices and at http://www.fathomevents.com/concerts/event/ledzeppelin.aspx

“Celebration Day” set list

1. Good Times Bad Times

2. Ramble On

3. Black Dog

4. In My Time Of Dying

5. For Your Life

6. Trampled Under Foot

7. Nobody’s Fault But Mine

8. No Quarter

9. Since I’ve Been Loving You

10. Dazed And Confused

11. Stairway To Heaven

12. The Song Remains The Same

13. Misty Mountain Hop

14. Kashmir

15. Whole Lotta Love

16. Rock And Roll

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Five years later, the much-anticipated film of the event will be shown around the world for two nights at movie theaters, including five in Utah. Following the screenings, the concert film "Celebration Day" will be available in multiple video and audio formats on Nov. 19 .

The concert features the three surviving members of the band: Robert Plant on vocals, Jimmy Page on guitar, and John Paul Jones on bass. Joining the band is Jason Bonham, son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, on drums. It was the death of John Bonham in 1980 that resulted in the band breaking up.

Despite too many quick cuts used in the rapid-fire editing, the concert film records the quartet’s blistering 16-song, two-hour-plus performance, which begins with the band’s first single, "Good Times Bad Times," and ends with "Rock And Roll."

In between are classics such as "Whole Lotta Love," "Black Dog," "Misty Mountain Hop," "Kashmir," and, of course, "Stairway to Heaven," which all capture the band’s captivating blend of beauty, composition and danger.

The chemistry of the trio is evident, and Bonham is especially impressive in keeping up with Plant, Page and Jones.

Lastly, be sure to tell theater management to turn the volume up on the film before settling in your seat. This is a film meant to be played loud.

dburger@sltrib.com




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.