“LED ZEPPELIN” Concert Event Hits U.S. Movie Theaters for One Night on March 30
Fathom Events, Swan Song and Atlantic Records Bring Historic Rock Concert Experience to the Big Screen
DENVER – March 3, 2015 – Fathom Events announced today the next concert event in its “Classic Music Series” — “LED ZEPPELIN.” Presented in partnership with Swan Song and Atlantic Records, this event comes to select movie theaters nationwide on Monday, March 30 at 7:30 pm (local time). “LED ZEPPELIN” captures the magic and excitement of the world’s greatest rock band on stage. The cinema event will give fans a larger-than-life concert experience as the legendary foursome John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant perform songs from their celebrated catalog, including “Whole Lotta Love,” “Rock And Roll,” “Kashmir,” “Stairway to Heaven” and many more.
Tickets for “LED ZEPPELIN” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“LED ZEPPELIN” brings incendiary live footage, first seen on Led Zeppelin DVD, to the big screen, including performances from London’s Royal Albert Hall in January 1970, just one year after the release of their debut album; their historic dates at New York’s Madison Square Garden in July 1973; their triumphant five-night run at London’s Earl’s Court in May 1975; and their record-breaking shows at England’s Knebworth Festival in August 1979.
Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh-Owens said, “Forty years ago, Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti debuted. To this day, the band remains one of the most beloved and respected rock acts worldwide. Theater locations sold out during our ‘Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day’ event a couple of years ago and we are pleased to bring another fantastic concert event from the band’s unparalleled career to their many fans in select cinemas nationwide.”
This is the second event in Fathom Events’ “Classic Music Series,” which will continue to feature iconic bands and music throughout the year.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 775 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Led Zeppelin
In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant 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 Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. 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 with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant – along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham – took the stage at London’s O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records’ founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.