Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is making news in a big way, and for once it’s not because of unsubstantiated rumors about Zeppelin staging a reunion tour.

Last month Page told the U.K.’s Sky News that he has a solo tour in the works for 2010, and now he’s announced that he’ll headline a free concert in Beijing this spring.  

During a press conference this past Wednesday, Page helped to announce the Show of Peace concert, scheduled for April 17 in Beijing, China. Also there to make the announcement were Michael Jackson’s lead guitarist Orianthi, Chinese pop stars Xiao Ke and Ai Jing, and Aeromsith guitarist Joe Perry, who joined the conference via telecast.

Page will headline the concert, which according to its website will “honor Peace and Harmony as well as the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day with support for green initiatives.”

Additional artists performing at the concert will be revealed in coming weeks.

Following the press conference, Page was surprised by being presented with the first-ever Global Peace Award from the United Nations’ Pathway to Peace organization.

“Although this award has my name on it, this is a tribute to the power of music and its positive effect,” Page said. “Music has been the most powerful language to reach the hearts of people around the world. During my career, I’ve experienced the connection and harmony that music can bring.”

Of Page’s upcoming solo venture, he told Sky News last month, “I’ve got the music waiting, and that’s what I’ll be doing,” Page said. “It’s been two years since the O2, so it’s time to do that.”

Page introduced some of his solo material in last year’s documentary film It Might Get Loud.