Acclaimed concert film will be available for three days only
Led Zeppelin has partnered with YouTube for an exclusive streaming event of Celebration Day, the concert film chronicling the band’s historic live performance from the 2007 tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. Celebration Day will be streamed in its entirely for three days only on the official Led Zeppelin YouTube channel, premiering this Saturday, May 30th at 3 pm ET.
Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s O2 Arena on December 10, 2007 for the band’s first headline show in 27 years and one of the most wildly anticipated concerts in rock ‘n’ roll history, with 20 million people applying for tickets through a worldwide lottery. Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, for a 16 song, two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused rock ’n’ roll. The concert included now legendary performances of landmark tracks such as “Whole Lotta Love,” “Rock And Roll,” “Kashmir,” “Black Dog,” and “Stairway To Heaven.” Both video and audio of the concert were released in 2012, earning both critical acclaim and commercial success around the globe and winning a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album.
In 1968, Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut which was produced by Jimmy Page, as were all the subsequent albums. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.
Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In recent years, the group embarked upon an unprecedented reissue campaign of the band’s studio and live albums, along with their BBC sessions, which achieved Top 10 chart status around the globe whilst also garnering five-star reviews and other critical accolades along the way.
In 2019, the band began rolling out 50th anniversary celebrations, featuring three digital compilations, a 50th anniversary playlist and a logo generator where fans can turn their names into the group’s iconic font. They also confirmed an untitled documentary is in currently in post production, but no release date has been given. In fall 2018, the band released Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin, the first and only official illustrated book to be produced in collaboration with the members of the band.