LED ZEPPELIN 2, the tribute band featuring bassist Chris Klein, drummer Ian Lee, guitarist Paul Kamp and vocalist Bruce Lamont, rang in the new year with a North American tour which commenced with two dates at the House Of Blues in Chicago on January 7 and 8. The flashbacks continue as the band winds through nearly a month’s worth of dates before drawing to a close on February 12 in Denver at The Gothic Theatre. LED ZEPPELIN 2 brings you the excitement of Led Zeppelin “In Concert” by re-enacting the live improvisation and onstage interaction that earned Led Zeppelin their legendary status for performing. Rather than a “greatest hits” show, you get to experience Zeppelin as Zeppelin would have played live in front of an audience. LZ2 sold out venues across the U.S. in 2010 and have drawn rave reviews for a “spot-on” Zeppelin show, playing deep cuts and classic tracks from the entire catalog, and occasionally entire Led Zeppelin performances from specific dates.
“LED ZEPPELIN 2 is by far and away the next best thing,” says IndyConcerts.com. “The music excels and the chemistry is unmatchable. What LED ZEPPELIN 2 did was take a song that Led Zeppelin was known for and duplicate its sheer amazingness… Everything was right about it… They’re bringing Zeppelin to the stage for a whole new generation of people.”
“Bruce Lamont and Paul Kamp (of Yakuza and Busker Soundcheck fame, respectively) and the killer rhythm section of Ian Lee and Chris Klein bill themselves as LED ZEPPELIN 2, and they do as good a Zep as Zep ever did back in the day,” hails the Chicago Sun Times.
Timeout New York proclaims, “LED ZEPPELIN 2 is the best Zep band around,” and The Dallas Review reports that LED ZEPPELIN 2‘s performance is “…the closest thing to seeing the real Led Zeppelin in concert.” “Who cares if the real Led Zeppelin reunited? This strong tribute act paraded through Page and Plant hits for a sold-out House of Blues…” says Timeout Chicago.
Most widely recognized for his saxophone and vocal work fronting Chicago’s Yakuza, Bruce Lamont has contributed to a plethora of other projects including Bloodiest (featuring members of 90 Day Men, Sterling), Circle of Animals (with Sanford Parker, Minsk/The High Confessions) and Sick Gazelle (with Eric Block and Sanford Parker). He’s also recorded with Sigh, East West Blast Test, Minsk, Nachtmystium, Rabid Rabbit, Brutal Truth, Cephalic Carnage, Sweet Cobra, Locrian, Hex Machine and more. Commented Lamont of the shows so far: “The shows have been amazing. Really enthusiastic crowds and the age range of folks coming out has really been insane…from teenagers to folks in their ’70s. Amazing!”
LED ZEPPELIN 2 – 2011 North American Tour Dates:
1/21/2011 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1/22/2011 Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL
1/24/2011 The Lyric Oxford – Oxford, MA
1/25/2011 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
1/26/2011 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
1/27/2011 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX 1/28/2011 Brewster Street Ice House – Corpus Christi, TX 1/29/2011 LaZona Rosa – Austin, TX
1/31/2011 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
2/01/2011 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/02/2011 Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
2/04/2011 The Key Club – West Hollywood, CA
2/05/2011 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
2/07/2011 Aladdin – Portland, OR
2/08/2011 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
2/10/2011 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
2/11/2011 Belly Up – Aspen, CO
2/12/2011 Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
To purchase tickets, visit: www.ledzeppelin2.com/tour.html (for individual venue links) or visit Live Nation at: www.livenation.com.
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