For Immediate Release
JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE 22-CITY TOUR COMES TO SAN MANUEL
PERFORMING SONGS FROM ‘LED ZEPPELIN,’ LED ZEPPELIN II,’ ‘LED ZEPPELIN III,’ LED ZEPPELIN IV, ‘PHYSICAL GRAFFITI’ AND MORE - PLUS HITS AND DEEP CUTS
San Manuel Indian Reservation, Calif., – Following on the heels of their successful winter tour, acclaimed drummer, Jason Bonham has just announced plans to embark on an extensive North American tour with his band, “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience.” Launching on Friday, May 6 in San Antonio, Texas, the tour is already confirmed to play 22 major cities including Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Orlando and San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in Highland, CA.
Tickets for the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino are on-sale February 19 at 11am at the San Manuel Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. Visit www.jasonbonham.net for complete tour and ticket information including fan presales and special VIP Experience packages.
Encompassing hits from the iconic band’s entire career, including albums Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin IV and Physical Graffiti, the concert event celebrates the life and music of Jason’s father, the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, with “…a band that recreates Led Zeppelin’s music to such a degree that one can’t help but close their eyes and simply listen…” [-Classic Rock Revisited, Sept. 2010].
Jason Bonham, who famously filled in for his dad, the late-John Bonham, said of The Experience: “It’s part storyteller, with using the multimedia screens and things, we’re creating little pieces which I will narrate over, which give some little background over some songs we play — and the reason why I’m playing them. There’s stories of myself growing up with dad and how Zeppelin has been, y’know, part of my life from the beginning.”
Critical praise for Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience:
A Whole Lotta Love: Jason Bonham Plays Zeppelin Hits in Honor of ‘Bonzo’…
“…the night–which went the distance from "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You’ and ‘The Lemon Song’ to ‘The Ocean’ and ‘Kashmir’–is mostly about his dad's titanic presence in that music and the giant absence created by his death. ‘Thank You’ came with more home movies, while Jason, a keen student of Zeppelin concert bootlegs, revived and built on his father's live improvisations in ‘How Many More Times’ and the extended closing turbulence of ‘Dazed and Confused.’…In this show, he [Jason] gets to have Bonzo in the house every night–a reunion, at last, of father and son.”
--David Fricke, ROLLING STONE
“…this band was exceptionally true to the original studio versions of songs during a two-hour performance. The group was right-on during the show opener, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll,’ the blues-fused ‘The Lemon Song,’ the trippy ‘Dazed and Confused’ and ‘Whole Lotta Love,’ which was saved for the encore.”
--Dan Aquilante, NEW YORK POST
“…Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience is exactly that: a way for him to share his father’s life and music with a crowd that wants the experience to survive as much as he does.”
-- Mallory Abreu, BOSTON GLOBE
“When Bonham started pounding out the distinctive drum opening to “When the Levee Breaks,” heads around the venue bobbed along, saying that while the members have changed, ‘The Song Remains the Same.’ ”
-- Alan Cox, THE DENVER POST
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About Jason Bonham:
Jason Bonham has toured/recorded/collaborated with a wide range of legendary musicians throughout his career including, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Queen, Meat Loaf, Ted Nugent, AC/DC, Page, Paul Rogers, Slash, Jeff Beck, The Healing Sixes and many more. The son of iconic Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham, Jason also created In the Name of My Father - The Zepset CD, a solo project with proceeds donated to charity. Aside from Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Bonham currently plays with Sammy Hagar’s supergroup The Circle, which also features former Van Halen bassist, Michael Anthony, and Vic Johnson.
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