When it comes to unique activities (especially on a rainy day like today), I don’t think you could plan better than to spend an hour inside Cascade: A Jen Stark Experience; an immersive, interactive, wildly psychedelic digital art experience presented across 6,000 square feet of exhibition space at the William Vale Hotel in Brooklyn. If you’re curious whether Cascade — which is currently competing with two immersive digital Van Gogh exhibits, andBanksy’s Genius or Vandal — is worth the trek from Manhattan to Brooklyn, let me assure you that it is all that and a bag of shrooms.
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will celebrate the life and music of the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. The limited engagement of concert dates – timed to take place just after the 30th anniversary of his Dad’s passing on September 25th, 1980 – will launch in North America October 8 in British Columbia. JBLZE will kick off in the U.S. October 19 in Minneapolis and continue through late November, reaching major North American cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal, Houston, Seattle, Vancouver and many others (see the initial dates listed below with more to be announced). Continue reading Dates Announced for Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience Tour→
JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE: ONCE-IN A-LIFETIME LIVE EXPERIENCE TO COMMEMORATE THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSING OF A ROCK & ROLL LEGEND
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT OF 30 CONCERT DATES IN NORTH AMERICA SET FOR FALL
JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE will celebrate the life and music of his father – the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham – in true epic fashion with a limited engagement of 30 concert dates in North America this fall.
“This is a personal trip through my life with the music of Led Zeppelin,” explains Jason, “and how the music influenced me.” Jason played with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones at Led Zeppelin’s “final” show at London’s O2 Arena in 2007, which was heralded as the most powerful Led Zeppelin performance since the group’s disbandment. The band received uniformly rave reviews and Jason didn’t want to stop after that magical and memorable night.
“When I was offered to put this together over a year ago, it wasn’t right,” notes JASON. “This September 25th is the 30th anniversary of my father’s passing – I thought, what better way to celebrate his life than to do 30 shows for the 30 years he’s been gone?”
Bonham has partnered with Annerin Productions – the critically acclaimed producers of The Pink Floyd Experience and Rain, A Tribute to the Beatles – to create a once-in-a-lifetime concert. As Bonham and his band rock through Led Zeppelin’s hallowed catalog, a state-of-the-art sound system and light show will enhance their live performance onstage. Behind them, giant screens will display futuristic art and mood-setting home movies and photos. All this will take you though a personal journey into Jason’s past and put you at the center of this multimedia event.
After Jason saw Rain, A Tribute to the Beatleshe put together his own show with himself in his father’s coveted seat behind the kit. “I loved Rain and its take on The Beatles,” notes Jason. “The way they used a timeline and news reel to create a mood, and crafted set changes throughout, it was stunning.”
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will offer an epic and intimate evening – an unforgettable night of rock ‘n’ roll. “I remember when I went to see Led Zeppelin live in 1979 at Knebworth, there were certain songs that stood out to me and will stay with me forever,” Jason recalls. “I will also share other big moments in my life, time with my Dad and my relationship with the band. The show is far from being ‘just another tribute band.’ I want to make the show as personal as I can and show how much Led Zeppelin means to me.”
Look for more information, tour dates and band members to be announced soon.
Thanks to my eagle eye, which spotted a FaceBook update for the page dedicated to promoting the film Anvil! The Story of Anvil!, I was able to snag two tickets for last night’s “Anvil Experience,” taking place at the East Village Cinema on Second Avenue, about a ten minute walk from the Chickpad. The Anvil Experience is part of the promotional tour for the film, where they show the Anvil movie, and then afterwards Anvil play a live set of about six songs. Continue reading Gail and Geoffrey’s Rad Anvil Experience→