Marking fifty years since the release of Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album – and its follow-up, Led Zeppelin II – Australia’s celebrated live concert event Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters will return to the UK for ten-dates in April 2019 as part of their European tour.
Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Vince Contarino and bolstered by the breathtaking might of the thirty-five-piece The Black Dog Orchestra, Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters features no fewer than eighteen Led Zeppelin classics.
From the raw, metallic blues of Whole Lotta Love to the epic Stairway to Heaven and the sheer exhilaration of Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters celebrates the timeless musical legacy of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones with a no-holds-barred concert performing the masterpieces of Led Zeppelin.
Having performed numerous sold-out shows at the Sydney Opera House and nationwide tours across Australia, Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters’ debut UK tour in 2017 was so successful their 2019 return will preceded by eight dates in mainland Europe for the first time.
Vince Contarino said, “To be able to come back to the UK means the world to us. We were welcomed graciously and treated with the utmost respect when we toured the UK for the first time in 2017, despite being an unknown and unproven act in the UK. To be asked back for an even bigger tour is hugely gratifying. We are feeling the love, and we’re going to be coming back over to give it back by the truckload.”
Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters’ debut UK tour received glowing praise from both Led Zeppelin fans and the music critics alike – including Dave Lewis the editor of the world-famous Led Zeppelin fanzine Tight But Loose, who said the band’s performance of The Rain Song was “quite simply one of the best performances of a Zep song performed by a band that were not Led Zeppelin I’ve ever witnessed.”
Vince said, “We were taken aback by the reception we received. We loved that the UK audiences are so demonstrative – the energy is amazing. We are also still in disbelief when we look back at the reviews the press gave us throughout the first tour. They were so positive and encouraging. In fact, as the reviews were coming in we just kept trying harder and harder each night, so as to keep the standard up“.
With the tour falling in between the anniversaries of Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album and its follow-up, Led Zeppelin II, released in March and October of 1969, respectively, Vince admits the timing of the tour is a happy coincidence, “It was only when we saw the tour dates that we realised the timing was perfect. Look at it this way, spending time with friends is a blessing and a great thing to do, but if there is a good reason to celebrate, like a birthday or an anniversary, then crack out the champagne and let’s party!”
The ten-date UK tour will begin at Liverpool’s Philharmonic on Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, and end at London’s Eventim Apollo on Sunday, 14th April.
Tickets are on sale now, available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Don’t miss this explosive celebration of the music of Led Zeppelin as one of the most ambitious concerts ever to meet the stage returns to the UK. Way, way down inside, you need it!
The full list of European tour dates for Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters’ is as follows:
Sat 23rd Bergen Grieghallen (http://www.grieghallen.no/display.aspx?menuid=&prodid=1173)
Sun 24th Oslo Konserthus (https://www.oslokonserthus.no/program/led-zeppelin-masters/)
Wed 27th Utrecht Tivoli (https://www.tivolivredenburg.nl/agenda/stairway-to-heaven-led-zeppelin-masters-27-03-2019/)
Thu 28th Groningen De Osterpoort (https://www.de-oosterpoort.nl/programma/led-zeppelin-masters/)
Sat 30th Brussels Cirque Royal (https://www.ticketmaster.be/artist/stairway-to-heaven-tickets/492573?language=en-us)
Sun 31st Eindhoven Musiekgebouw (https://www.muziekgebouweindhoven.nl/Led_Zeppelin_Masters)
Tue 2nd Liverpool Philharmonic 0151 709 3789 liverpoolphil.com
Wed 3rd Cardiff St Davids 029 2087 8444 stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
Fri 5th Newcastle City Hall 0844 811 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk
Sat 6th Edinburgh Usher Hall 0131 228 1155 usherhall.co.uk
Sun 7th Manchester Bridgewater 0161 907 9000 bridgewater-hall.co.uk
Tue 9th Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 0115 989 5555 trch.co.uk
Wed 10th Portsmouth Guildhall 023 9387 0200 portsmouthguildhall.org.uk
Fri 12th Southend Cliffs Pavilion 01702 351 135 southendtheatres.org.uk
Sat 13th Birmingham Symphony Hall 0121 780 3333 thsh.co.uk
Sun 14th London Eventim Apollo 020 8563 3800 eventimapollo.com