By Tara Bennett
Been a long time since you rock ‘n’ rolled? Looking for a concert to get you through the winter blahs? Do you have a whole lotta love for Led Zeppelin? Then check out this unique spin on one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest bands. It just might interest you.
With the mission to bring the studio recordings of “the mighty Zep” to life on the big concert stage, comes The Music of Led Zeppelin. This concert combines the power of a full rock band with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra in one high-energy evening of music.
Conductor and arranger Brent Havens, along with lead singer Randy Jackson of rock band Zebra, join the orchestra to capture Led Zeppelin’s “sheer blast and power” riff for riff in electric performances of the band’s classic hits. Songs such as “Stairway to Heaven,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “Immigrant Song,” “Kashmir” and just about anything else Led Zeppelin recorded during their career will be performed. Until Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones decide to reunite, this concert is as close as any fan can get to hearing the real thing live.
This one night only performance happens at the Baton Rouge River Center on Friday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the River Center box office, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, contact the River Center at 225-389-3030. Be sure to read DIG Magazine’s review of the concert, on stands January 20.