‘Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Party’ will rock the ETSU Martin Center | News

As the son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, Jason Bonham spent his childhood at the feet of rock ‘n’ roll royalty when he wasn’t drumming himself. As a teenager he was in opening bands for Queen, Meatloaf and Ted Nugent and played Led Zeppelin reunions, Woodstock 2, Muddy Waters tributes, has extensive film credits and toured extensively. and registered.

The legacy drummer will bring his 2022 version of “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Party” to East Tennessee State University’s Martin Center for the Arts on Monday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the center’s ETSU Foundation Great Hall. Local tickets will go on sale on the ETSU Martin Center website at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 18.

“We are thrilled to announce an ETSU Martin Center Series event featuring another rock ‘n’ roll legend, actually the son of a legend, on tour in memory of his father,” said Jennifer Clements, executive director of the Martin Center and University Events. “Jason Bonham and his “Led Zeppelin Party” have an incredible tour planned for 2022, and we can’t wait to hear those timeless Led Zeppelin tunes and classic riffs ring out in our Great Hall.”

The JBLZE Tour grew out of Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion in London, dubbed Celebration Day, which featured Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones with Jason Bonham on drums, in a tribute to his father, considered by many like being the greatest drummer in rock ‘n’ roll history.

“Since 2010, JBLZE has been celebrating the music of Led Zeppelin, giving fans a rare look into the legendary band’s inner sanctum…” said a Forbes magazine article. “Onstage at every JBLZE performance, Jason Bonham goes to great lengths to expose a new generation of Led Zeppelin fans to his father’s legacy.”

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin party has been hailed for its authentic Zeppelin sound, from vocals to instrumentals.

“The son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, Jason, and his fellow musicians captured the sound of the iconic rock band perfectly,” Tahoe Onstage said. “Bonham dominated the scene on massive, elevated drums, playing his father’s staccato heritage beat for beat.”

The set list for the “truly magical evening”, according to a review by Sonic Perspectives, includes classics such as “Stairway to Heaven”, “Whole Lotta Love”, “Kashmir”, “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You”, “The Ocean” and “Celebration Day”.

“It was an extremely enjoyable show, due to the familiarity of the tunes, the tumultuous atmosphere with a cheering crowd, and due to Bonham’s tangible lineage and efforts to preserve and honor Bonham’s legacy and music. his late father,” Tahoe Onstage said. . “They were definitely not a tribute band, but a living, breathing, rocking piece of Led Zeppelin history.”

For more information on Bonham and the “Led Zeppelin Party”, visit jasonbonham.net. To learn more about the Martin Center or to purchase tickets, visit ETSUMartinCenter.org or call the Martin Center box office at (423) 439-2787.

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Corina C. Butler