New Jersey Stage

Sunday, November 3, 2013


(Newton, NJ) -- Kashmir, the nation's #1 Led Zeppelin tribute show, will return to the Newton Theatre on Saturday, February 8th, 2014. 

Kashmir is the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin on the national touring scene, as each of the four band members assume their individual roles with pinpoint accuracy. Kashmir recreates the sound and energy of a classic Led Zeppelin stage show in an explosive rock n' roll experience unparalleled since Robert Plant and Jimmy Page shared the stage in their iconic band!

With playlist staples of every classic rock station and the most identifiable voice in rock history, Kashmir's show features Page's iconic double-neck guitar, Bonham's drum solo, the stage show of the era, and most importantly, the greatest hits of rock history.

Kashmir was started in 2002 by lead singer, Jean Violet. Jean decided early on that if he was going to form a tribute band, he was going to go all out. His goal was to recreate the music and visual experience of Led Zeppelin. It wasn't easy finding the right people but, after playing steadily through personnel changes for several years, Jean feels he finally has the perfect combination of talented musicians. With vocalist Jean on harp, Andy Urban on guitar and theremin, Paul Cooper on drums and Felix Hanemann, formerly of the multi-platinum band Zebra, on bass and keyboards Kashmir has evolved into the "well-oiled machine" that Violet was hoping to create. 

Urban, wearing Jimmy Page's signature dragon suit, dazzles with a bow solo in Dazed and Confused and the hypnotic use of the Theramin during Whole Lotta Love. Paul Cooper hammers out drummer John Bonham's familiar rhythms including an authentic version of Moby Dick. Jean Violet's dynamic vocal range and uncanny resemblance to Robert Plant completes the experience. Singing hits such as Rock n Roll, Ramble On and Stairway To Heaven, Jean demonstrates his vocal versatility with the same strength and subtleties that set Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin as the standard for bands to come.

The two comments the band receives most often are, "I never got to see Led Zeppelin and now I feel like I have," and "I saw Led Zeppelin in the 70's and Kashmir helped me relive the experience". These comments are a testament to the band and the legacy of Led Zeppelin, which Kashmir is proud to recreate. For those who dream and wish to experience a live Led Zeppelin show, dream no moreKashmir will fit the bill, hitting every stop along the way, leaving you thirstyfor more!

Tickets for Kashmir are $37.00 for Premium seating, $32.00 for the Orchestra and $27.00 for the Balcony. Purchase tickets by visiting or contact the Box Office at 973-383-3700. 

The historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ, was founded in 1924. Revitalized and fully renovated, Sussex County's premier entertainment venue reopened in 2011 as a 605 seat capacity live performing arts center. With it's rich history and diverse programming The Newton Theatre is essential to the buoyancy of New Jersey's Skylands region. More information about The Newton Theatre may be found by calling 973-383-3700 or by visiting its website at .