Millenium Stadium Desperate For Led Zeppelin
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According to Icwales.icnetwork.co.uk, Millennium Stadium (national stadium of Wales, located in the capital Cardif) bosses are desperate to lure reformed rockers LED ZEPPELIN to the venue if they announce a tour next year.
The band received rave reviews for their performance last week at London’s O2 Arena – the first time they had played together in 19 years.
It has led to speculation and rumours they could be set to take to the road on a money-spinning world tour.
And now WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis – a personal friend of the group’s bassist John Paul Jones – is intent on making sure they make Wales will be a stop-off on any tour.
He told Wales on Sunday: “We would love to welcome Led Zeppelin and we have already put out a request to Harvey Goldsmith [the band’s promoter].
“We have a good relationship with Harvey who also handles BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, who is coming to the stadium. Initially Harvey said they were only going to do a one-off gig, but now they are considering a tour.
“The thing is, we are the only stadium in Britain with a retractable roof and we can guarantee a perfect event for 70,000 people.
“There’s nowhere else in the country that can do that.”
Tickets for the 02 gig were made available via a lottery system, costing £125. The website exceeded its bandwidth allowance and crashed almost immediately following the announcement, with Mr Goldsmith predicting that the gig would cause the “largest demand for one show in history."
The ticket request site receiving one billion page impressions and one million people registered for fewer than 20,000 available tickets. A Millennium Stadium gig would be a guaranteed instant sell-out. The band’s guitarist, Jimmy Page, has recently suggested the band may start work on new material.
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