Thursday, May 5, 2011

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience changes up setlist for US tour

If you’re checking out Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience this month on their US tour – which launched Wednesday in Connecticut – you’ll be hearing some new songs in the set by the band on this, its second tour.

JBLZE has added new material like "Achilles' Last Stand," "The Rain Song" and "In the Light," the latter of which Led Zeppelin themselves never performed live.

"The song choices will always be a key part of this," Bonham told Billboard, "because I listen to what the fans say. But I also want to keep it as true as I can. We'll never do a song we don't think we can do well, so if for some reason there's certain songs we don't do in the show we probably haven't tried it yet, or we have tried it and it wasn't up to standard. We'll only do the best ones we can so they sound the best."

JBLZE features Bonham on drums, Tony Catania on guitar and theremin, Stephen Leblanc on keyboards/pedal-steel guitars, Michael Devin on bass and James Dylan on lead vocals.

"The stories that people have shared with me over the last 12 months and onward since the first round inspired me," Jason reveals. "When people say, 'Oh, can you try this one in the show next time? Can you do this?'... I spoke to my mom, and she said, 'Listen, you're representing the family here, and I appreciate you doing it.' She came out to see the show and said, 'You know, I was a little skeptical at first, but the show is so wonderfully put together and it's very special.' She said, 'Please continue this for me as long as you feel comfortable doing it.' "

Bonham will tour the US with the Led Zeppelin Experience this month, and then return for more US dates with Black Country Communion in June.

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience
2011 North American Tour

May 04 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theatre
May 05 - New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre
May 06 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Resort
May 07 - New Hampshire, CT - Capital Center
May 09 - Buffalo, NY - University PAC
May 10 - Westbury, NY - Theatre at Westbury
May 12 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
May 14 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
May 15 - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theatre
May 17 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian
May 18 - St. Louis, MI - The Pageant
May 19 - Kansas City, MI - Harrah's Casino
May 20 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
May 21 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
May 24 - Fremont, CA - Saddlerack
May 25 - Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre
May 26 - Sacramento, CA - Crest Theatre
May 27 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre
May 28 - Las Vegas, NV - Alliente Casino

Led Led Zeppelin

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience – Kashmir
Southern Alberta Jubilee
Calgary, AB – October 14, 2010

See also:

VIDEO: Jason Bonham, Nicole Scherzinger rock Led Zeppelin classic for NBA
VIDEO: Glenn Hughes performs new Black Country Communion song
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience announce North American dates
Black Country Communion: New album due in June
Black Country Communion announce US dates