Jason Bonham – Led Zeppelin Experience

Band to Perform Songs From ‘LED ZEPPELIN I-IV, Physical Graffiti and More



The critically acclaimed JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE–an unforgettable night of rock n’ roll featuring the blues-rock of Led Zeppelin–will return this spring for a month-long U.S. concert tour beginningSunday, May 3 in Hollywood, FL and wrapping up on Sunday, May 31 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE–described as “a band that recreates Led Zeppelin’s music to such a degree that one can’t help but close their eyes and simply listen” (Classic Rock Revisited, 11/2010)–celebrates the life and music of his father, the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. The new show will encompass the band’s albums including their 1969 debut Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II  (also released in 1969) and many more Led Zeppelin favorites from the canon including Led Zeppelin IV and Physical Graffiti  as well as hits and deep cuts (see a partial set list below). In the cities where there are back-to-back nights, the show set lists will be completely different (see all dates below).

jason bonham “Good Times Bad Times”
“Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”
“Dazed and Confused”
“Your Time Is Gonna Come”
“Communication Breakdown”
“I Can’t Quit You Baby”
“How Many More Times”
“Whole Lotta Love”
“What Is and What Should Never Be”
“The Lemon Song”
“Thank You”
“Ramble On”
“Moby Dick”
“Bring It On Home”
“In The Evening”
“10 Years Gone”
“Trampled Under Foot”
“Immigrant Song”
“Since I’ve Been Loving You”
“Black Dog”
“Rock N’ Roll”
“When the Levee Breaks”
“Going To California”

The last 18 months of JASON BONHAM’s life have been a whirlwind. He won a Grammy Award (“Best Rock Album,” Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day), performed for President Obama–when Led Zeppelin received the Kennedy Center Honors–worked with Phil Collins, joined The Circle with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, recorded an album with California Breed alongside Glenn Hughes. Bonham also recorded an entire drum library for the legendary film composer and music producer Hans Zimmer and became part of a who’s who of drumming drum orchestra for Hans Zimmer while recording the soundtrack to his film Man of Steel.

“After the release of Celebration Day in 2012, suddenly a lot of people who had never heard me play before started to call me and ask if I could play drums for them, and then to win a Grammy for my performance, wow,” explains JASON BONHAM. “One of those people was Hans Zimmer whom I am a huge fan of. In my work with Hans, we’ve painstakingly created an entire drum library.” JASON adds, “It’s been about a year since we last went out with the band and I’m excited to bring the Led Zeppelin Experience back out on the road with a new energy and a diverse set list. This time around we are doing more album work and including a lot of songs that Led Zeppelin never played live before. We have a few cities where we’ll do two consecutive nights. The second night will be different from the first night; therefore, if you come both nights, you won’t be disappointed. There will be giant screens with home movies and we are bringing back the ‘Moby Dick’ duet as I know it was missed on our last run. See you in May. JB”

JASON BONHAM on drums,
TONY CATANIA on guitar,
ALEX HOWLAND on keyboards/ guitars,
JAMES DYLAN on vocals

JASON BONHAM’s LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIECE has thrilled both audiences and critics alike. Below is a sample of the critical reaction for the show:

A Whole Lotta Love: Jason Bonham Plays Zeppelin Hits in Honor of ‘Bonzo’…
“…the night–which went the distance from “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’ and ‘The Lemon Song’ to ‘The Ocean’ and ‘Kashmir’–is mostly about his dad’s titanic presence in that music and the giant absence created by his death. ‘Thank You’ came with more home movies, while Jason, a keen student of Zeppelin concert bootlegs, revived and built on his father’s live improvisations in ‘How Many More Times’ and the extended closing turbulence of ‘Dazed and Confused.’…In this show, he gets to have Bonzo in the house every night–a reunion, at last, of father and son.”

–David Fricke, ROLLING STONE (9/2010)

“…this band was exceptionally true to the original studio versions of songs during a two-hour performance. The group was right-on during the show opener, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll,’ the blues-fused ‘The Lemon Song,’ thetrippy ‘Dazed and Confused’ and ‘Whole Lotta Love,’ which was saved for the encore.”

–Dan Aquilante, NEW YORK POST (11/2010)

“Jason Bonham drums up a worthy tribute to Zep, Dad: “The son of Zeppelin’s late drummer John Bonham, Jason, 44, has never really escaped his father’s shadow. His drumming style is nearly identical; he can copy his dad’s primal pulse and monster bass-drum fills with ease. He joined Zeppelin for its one real reunion show, at London’s O2 Arena and would likely still be with them if the reunion had lasted. Bonham himself was rock-solid, and the material emphasized Zeppelin’s heavier, less mythic side. …If Zep ever does reform, there’s no question who should be on drums.”

–Brett Milano, BOSTON HERALD (11/2010)

“Not only do they deftly recapture the feel of Zeppelin as we know it from those indestructible albums–the killing-floor grind of ‘The Lemon Song,’ the spacey slide-guitar glide of ‘What Is and What Should Never Be,’ the swampy stomp of ‘When the Levee Breaks,’ abetted both by John’s indelible wallop and his daughter Zoe Bonham on blues harp–but they also zero in on the improvisational fury that could erupt out of the group on stage. ‘How Many More Times’ was a surprise, jam-packed with fiery licks from start to finish, while a superb version of ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’ found Catania straddling the line between keeping faithful to Page’s original performance and pushing the boundaries of it with his own style.”

–Ben Wener, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER (11/2010)

“The sound was big, booming, echo-y and dirty-like vintage Zeppelin live. The band was loose, even a little sloppy–like Led Zeppelin was. ‘Black Dog’ sounded like a blast from the 70’s. ‘When the Levee Breaks’ had a great, strutting groove. ‘Kashmir’ was a psychedelic stomp. And ‘Whole Lotta Love’ was imperfect, frantic, feedback-drenched fun. …As for drummer/bandleader Bonham, 44 he was a percussive force, and his duets with his dad on film were suitably sentimental yet musically rewarding.”


“Led Zeppelin’s magic was in effect …a rousing two-hour-plus set of classics from the Zep canon at the EnCana Events Centre. With state-of-the-art lighting and effects, dazzling video treatments and a crisp, thundering sound, the JBLZE offered a set of Led Zep gems that were strikingly faithful to the originals. The band tore through a set that included ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby,’ ‘Dazed and Confused,’ ‘Kashmir,’ ‘The Lemon Song,’‘When the Levee Breaks,’ ‘Moby Dick’ (which featured a video of father and son pounding out the drum solo) and, of course, ‘Stairway to Heaven.’ The encore of ‘Whole Lotta Love’ coupled with ‘Rock and Roll’ earned a standing ovation.”

–Ritchie Yorke, ROLLING STONE.com (10/2010)

“It was quite evident early on that Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience was not the typical tribute band. …Bonham and his top-notch ensemble not only replicated the sound of prime Zeppelin, they simulated the original band’s energy as well. …the crowd of 30, 40, 50 and 60-somethings stood and danced like they probably haven’t in years. Of course, no Zeppelin show, tribute-or-otherwise, would be complete without‘Stairway to Heaven,’ and the version on this night was, like everything else, spot on. On the whole, the show was as much a (very loud) theater piece as it was a rock performance. Exceeding all of my expectations, I found myself convinced that Led Zeppelin was the greatest rock and roll band ever.“

–Darryl Smyers, DALLAS OBSERVER (11/2010)

“Bonham clearly is cut from the same cloth as his father, one of rock’s most powerful drummers, but the younger Bonham often threw in welcome twists to the endings of such classics as ‘Black Dog,’ ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’ and ‘Good Times Bad Times.’ …the magical moments of this show, which included a pristine take on ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ a fun rollicking ‘The Ocean’ and a taut, dramatic ‘Kashmir,’ complete with well-donepsychedelic imagery, put the enthusiastic crowd squarely in Bonham’s corner. …this show captured the essence of Zeppelin’s music and stage show for those not lucky enough (or old enough) to have witnessed the original spectacle. …The drummer promised to keep the Led Zeppelin Experience going as long as fans want to see it, and that’s a good thing for the legacy of this legendary band.”

–Larry Rodgers, ARIZONA REPUBLIC (11/2010)

“The younger Bonham has assembled a band that recreates Led Zeppelin’s music to such a degree that one can’t help but close their eyes and simply listen. …Jason Bonham touched the audience and gave everyone a small taste of what he was born into, the Led Zeppelin family. The power of Led Zeppelin transcends both time and space. The music they made will live on forever and with Jason Bonham’s assistance, one can now witness it firsthand.”

–Jeb Wright, CLASSIC ROCK REVISITED (11/2010)






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