Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening (JBLZE), the rock band that bares the famous last name and bloodline of Led Zeppelin’s infamous drummer, John ‘Bonzo’ Bonham, is headed out on a North American tour this spring with two Canadian dates. The first in Vancouver on May 11 kicking off the new tour and the second near the end of the run at Caesars Windsor on June 12.
Billed as The Ten Years Gone Tour, the 19-date run is expected to crisscross the country with the most intimate Led Zeppelin show in the world. The band’s live performance of Zeppelin classics team with Bonham’s historical, personal input to provide concert-goers on a unique story telling adventure. While huge backdrops display iconic art, Bonham’s own home video footage plays, including family-oriented clips from his late father’s archive.
At the age of only five, Jason could play the drums, at least a scaled-down set of them, with skill. When he was 17 he was a member of the band Air Race. The group signed a record contract with Atlantic Records, recorded one album, and opened for big names like Queen, Meat Loaf, Ted Nugent, and AC/DC. John Bonham died in 1980, but Jason, who has marked a few places in music history himself, has stepped in from time to time to help keep his father’s memory alive. John passed away at just 32 years old in 1980.
Bonzo’s legacy and the home-made video memories of two generations of drummers come back to life when JBLZE brings the very essence of Led Zep to the stage.
Two years ago, Bonham, who also plays drums in Sammy Hagar’s band the Circle, changed his solo project’s name from Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience to its current moniker. The request came from Led Zeppelin, who wanted to use the phrase “Led Zeppelin Experience” as part of a campaign honoring their 50th anniversary.
Ticket sale dates for the Windsor show have not been announced.
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening Ten Years Gone Tour 2020
- May 17 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
- May 18 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
- May 20 – San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic
- May 22 – Stateline, NV @ Montbleu Resort, Casino and Spa
- May 23 – Laughlin, NV @ Harrah’s Laughlin Casino & Hotel
- May 24 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
- May 26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
- May 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
- May 29 – Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
- May 30 – Bakersfield, CA @ Dignity Health Amphitheater
- May 31 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Pepsi Amphitheater
- June 2 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
- June 4 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Performing Arts Center Strauss Square
- June 5 – Lake Charles, LA @ Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
- June 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
- June 9 – Davenport, IA @ Adler Theatre
- June 10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverfront Live
- June 12 – Windsor, ON @ Caesars Windsor
- June 13 – Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theatre