So now that Led Zeppelin has broken the seal on its reunion–and made a lot of money for a lot of people in the process–and stoked rumors of stints at Madison Square Garden, other venues around the United Kingdom have started floating the idea of the reunited rockers playing follow-up shows (once Robert Plant gets the whole bluegrass thing out of his system, anyway). Two such stories popped up on Blabbermouth today, and even though both are pretty much boilerplate “we’ve contacted the promoters, and we’ll have them if they ever head out on the road” stores, one headline writer seems to be a bit less… optimistic about the chances of Led Zeppelin gracing his local rugby and soccer field.
From the Belfast Telegraph:
“Whole lotta talk about Zeppelin returning to Belfast”
Hopeful, yet speculative. Also uses “whole lotta” wordplay, which indicates at least a passing knowledge of the band’s catalog on the copyeditor’s part.
“Millennium Stadium desperate to attract Led Zep”
And this paper uses “desperate” in the lede, too! Looks like someone isn’t quite convinced that Plant’s flirtation with Alison Krauss is a passing fancy.