New Jersey Stage

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

State Theatre presents JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE

(New Brunswick, NJ) -- State Theatre presents Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 8pm. Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, and his band perform an intimate and unforgettable night of rock n' roll in an evening of all Led Zeppelin music. Tickets range from $30-68.

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience is a unique trifecta of an over-the-top rock concert featuring the unforgettable blues-rock music of Led Zeppelin, atmospheric video and light displays and the history that Bonham shares with the legendary rock n' roll band. The show features Jason 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 band performs 20 iconic Led Zeppelin songs encompassing the band's albums including their 1969 debut Led Zeppelin ("Your Time Is Gonna Come," "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You," "Good Times Bad Times"), 1969's Led Zeppelin II ("Thank You," "Lemon Song" and "Moby Dick"); 1970's Led Zeppelin III ("Since I've Been Loving You" and "Celebration Day"); 1970's Led Zeppelin IV ("When The Levee Breaks," "Black Dog," and "Rock and Roll"); 1973's Houses Of The Holy ("The Ocean," "Over The Hills And Far Away"); 1975's Physical Graffiti ("Kashmir"), and many more Led Zeppelin favorites.

This concert, which thrilled audiences last year on an acclaimed and successful 38-city trek of North America, is back due to popular demand. The tour returns for a limited run, launching May 4. "I never imagined that the tour would have received the overwhelmingly positive reactions that it did," says Jason Bonham. "It's been beyond my wildest dreams to come out and represent my family, my father and the music of Led Zeppelin."

In his live review for RollingStone.com, David Fricke said "…Jason a keen student of Zeppelin concert bootlegs, revived and built on his father's live improvisations in ‘How many More Times' and the extended closing turbulence of ‘Dazed and Confused.' …In this show, he [Jason] gets to have Bonzo in the house every night—a reunion, at last, of father and son."

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm and at least one hour prior to curtain on performance dates. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517.

The State Theatre, a premier nonprofit venue for the performing arts and entertainment. The theater exists to enrich people's lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through education. The State Theatre's programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. Continental Airlines is the official airline of the State Theatre. The Heldrich is the official hotel of the State Theatre. The Star-Ledger is the official newspaper of the State Theatre.