Wednesday, September 5, 2007

News: Zeppelin, Klaxons, Patrick Wolf

Led Zeppelin Reunite for One-Off Gig

The rumors are true, dear god. Robert Plant confirmed the one-off engagement to NME earlier today whilst on his way to a meeting with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones to sort out the details. No other information was confirmed, though speculation is the gig will be charity-based and could happen as early as November.

Klaxons Revel in Surprise Win at Mercurys

A win at the Mercurys is certainly cause for celebration and inebriation, but perhaps Klaxons took it a bit too far. Scheduled as guests on a BBC News morning show, the band arrived blitz out of their minds and had to be replaced at the last minute.

More antics continued in the green room as bassist Jamie Reynolds reportedly repeatedly shouted "I've got $20k [the monetary award for winning the Mercury Prize] in my pocket!" and "There I am!" every time a clip of the band was shown on TV.

You know, on second thought, maybe Klaxons did the right thing. They're a rock and roll band. This will only add to the legend.

Patrick Wolf Announces North American Tour

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The chameleonic troubadour will play the first gig in Philadelphia on September 30, and wind his way west for the last gig in Los Angeles on October 16. I wonder if his hair color will still be the same blazing shade of red when he opens the tour? Or, for that matter, if it will stay that way for the whole tour? Questions, questions . . .

Full Dates and Venues:

Sept. 30 - The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Oct. 1 - The Black Cat, Washington D.C.
Oct. 3 - Webster Hall, NYC
Oct. 4 - Paradise, Boston
Oct. 5 - Cabaret du Musée Juste Pour Rire, Montreal
Oct. 6 - Lee's Palace, Toronto
Oct. 8 - St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit
Oct. 9 - Metro, Chicago
Oct. 11 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
Oct. 12 - The Plaza, Vancouver
Oct. 13 - Neumo's, Seattle
Oct. 15 - Mezzanine, San Fransisco
Oct. 16 - El Rey, Los Angeles

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