It is being widely reported today that Led Zeppelin is set to do a £250million ($500M) world tour late this year or in 2009. The tour would commemorate the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelins debut album, Led Zeppelin.
Robert Plant had initially said no to any tour, but has apparently been convinced otherwise by band mates Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones.
The reports, which seem to emanate from Jimmy Page's former collaborator and good friend David Coverdale, suggest Coverdale's band Whitesnake will play the supporting slot. Previously the Cult and Velvet Revolver have been linked to a possible Zeppelin tour. What's unclear is why Led Zeppelin suddenly feels the need for any opening act.
However, this report feels legitimate, with the Daily Mail quoting Coverdale as saying "it looks almost certain." An announcement should be soon.