Led Zeppelin To Make Late Show Appearance
After receiving Kennedy Center honors on the weekend, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will appear together on tonight’s episode of The Late Show With David Letterman - although there’s no word on whether they’ll perform together, and given Plant’s reluctance to continue with Zeppelin, it’s probably unlikely.
Letterman was also an honoree, as were blues legend Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman and ballerina Natalia Makarova. Guy was celebrated with an all-star tribute featuring Jeff Beck, Bonnie Raitt and Tracy Chapman, while Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson performed Led Zep’s “Stairway To Heaven” to cap off the show - which will be aired on CBS on December 26.
Meanwhile Plant has announced a series of arena headline shows in Australia and New Zealand with his band the Sensational Space Shifters. The tour kicks off at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 26 March, then Sydney Entertainment Centre on Thursday 28 March, Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday 3 April before finishing up the Australian leg at Launceston's Silverdome on Friday 5 April. It then heads to New Zealand to play shows at the TSB Arena in Wellington on Tuesday 9 April and Auckland's Vector Arena on Thursday 11 April. Plant will be in Australia for the five-day Bluesfest 2013, alongside Santana, Yes’ Jon Anderson, Iggy & The Stooges, Steve Miller Band, Bonnie Raitt, Wilco, Robert Cray, Mavis Staples, Chris Isaak and many more.