The Cult Opening For Zeppelin?


Ian Astbury of The Cult
Though Led Zeppelin have no announced no further dates after their upcoming reunion one-off on December 10, rumors stirred by classic rock revivalists The Cult have begun to circulate.

On November 17 in Cincinnati, according to Billboard, The Cult's lead singer Ian Astbury said, "We'll be back next year, because we're opening for a band you may have heard of. The name starts with an 'L' and has a 'Z' in it."

An audience member shouted back, "Led Zeppelin!" In response, Astbury nodded to the affirmative and raised his arm into the air.

While nothing has been confirmed by either camp's spokespeople, it does potentially bode well for a U.S. Led Zeppelin reunion show of some sort.

The Cult released their eighth album, Born Into This, on October 2, their second record since reforming in 2000. The band has been more active than ever since earlier this year when Astbury departed The Doors of the 21st Century, where he got to play Jim Morrison with original Doors Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek.

Current tour dates for The Cult can be found HERE.

[Published on: 11/23/07]

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gmoo Sun 11/25/2007 04:26PM
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iriesound311 star Sun 11/25/2007 08:20PM
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BGsteveBG Mon 11/26/2007 12:03AM
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If that dude was just full of it, then I am callin for a complete and total 'whoever that band was STRIKE'.

who was that band again?

BlowsAgainsttheEmpire Mon 11/26/2007 08:19AM
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*If* true, then the venues will probably be large and ticket prices high. Can Robert Plant still hit the notes vocally for a whole show let alone a whole tour ?

treetops78 starstarstar Mon 11/26/2007 09:26AM
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You mean Lez Zeppelin?

that would be huge!

acomma Mon 11/26/2007 12:43PM
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it seems as if the whole situation in darfur is beginning to look like a cultural trend. i would very much like to know what everyone who wears a darfur shirt is doing to help the downtrodden people of the area.

kennyspangler Mon 11/26/2007 01:47PM
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I read in an interview with Robert Plant that he can hit notes better than ever.

blower star Mon 11/26/2007 04:22PM
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I call BS. Why would Zep need a warmup act like the Cult? It is not like they would need the extra fanbase.

Of course if they tour tickets will be expensive and the shows in large venues. What do you expect from one of the most profitable music acts in history? They are not gonna play in your local club for $15 bucks

mrkrinkle6884 starstarstar Mon 11/26/2007 07:42PM
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I would rather see The Mars Volta cover Led Zeppelin. And some Queen and BeeGees while we are at it, Cedric could pull it off easily.

PrinceofDANKNESS Mon 11/26/2007 10:44PM
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The only one worth seeing is JPJ - he's the man!!!

the othere two are washed up

BlowsAgainsttheEmpire Tue 11/27/2007 12:31PM
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What I expect is a consistent show.

Mole4200 Wed 11/28/2007 08:53AM
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Turn up the zep, I would definitely go to at least one of those shows should the rumors be true.

On another note - Lez Zeppelin is a really, really good show, check them out if you get a chance!

DaveT Thu 11/29/2007 02:03PM
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Please... Why would Zep choose the Cult of all bands? C'Mon! They'd sooner have some b.s. updated rock act like the Foo opening...IF they were actually going out on the road. If the cult actually did get an offer, it'll probably be pulled after this nonsense. Either way, smells like cheap promo for a dead, er...ummmm.. I mean...REVAMPED band from the 80's. Good luck.

DaKracken Sun 12/2/2007 02:27AM
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I say save your money and go see Dread Zeppelin (if they are still around) Tortelvis was the greatest frontman ever and they made zep fresher than ever. Actually the Page & Plant shows in '96 were pretty awesome but I don't believe they could pull off the same excitement these days. One of the biggest musical disapointments for myself was finally seeing Ace Frehley on the kiss reunion tour after cranking their albums (particually she from Alive) forever and witnessing how washed up and lame he was. I hope zep doesn't cash in and tarnish their legacy. Ian Ashbury is a great frontman and Billy Duffy is pure rawk-The Cult deserves respect.

petemora starstarstar Tue 12/4/2007 06:58AM
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I'm sure Zep can get it together to pull off a one-off concert. I saw both Page Plant incarnations and they did an excellent job. The Cult is a kickass band. "Firewoman" and "Love Removal Machine" are great tunes that rose far above the Motley Crues and Poisons of the world. Did Peter Criss sing "Beth" at the Kiss show? I bet that must have been horrible too.