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- Posted on Sep 12th 2007 1:00PM by Gaylord Fields
The concert will take place at London's O2 Arena, where the reconstituted Zep will be joined by Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings, Foreigner and one of Ertegun's last signings to Atlantic, Paolo Nutini. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund, which provides students with annual scholarships to universities in the U.S., the U.K. and Turkey, the birthplace of the late record mogul.
"During the Zeppelin years, Ahmet Ertegun was a major foundation of solidarity and accord," Robert Plant said about the event's honoree, who passed away in December. "For us he was Atlantic Records and remained a close friend and conspirator -- this performance stands alone as our tribute to the work and the life of our long standing friend." Tickets will cost £125 (approx. $250 U.S.) and will be sold by lottery only, exclusively at www.ahmettribute.com.
In related news, the Led Zeppelin reunion will be preceded by the release of a two-disc best-of collection titled 'Mothership,' due out on Nov. 12, as well as a Nov. 19 re-release of 'The Song Remains the Same' on CD and DVD.