If you’ve bought yourself tickets to see Jason Bonham bring his Led Zeppelin Experience to Australia this May, then you might find yourself checking out an artist with a slightly different moniker when showtime rolls around.
Jason Bonham, son of famed Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, has been involved in the world of music for years now, having played with acts like Foreigner, Jimmy Page, and even taking the place of his late father during Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion show.
Since 2009, he has also been bringing fans Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, which aims to showcase some of the legendary rock group’s most famous songs. However, it seems that this musical project will no longer be going by this name, due to members of the original band raising some concerns.
As Jason Bonham explained to Blabbermouth, it seems that the phrase ‘Led Zeppelin Experience’ might be playing some sort of role in the 50th anniversary plans that Led Zeppelin have in the pipeline.
“They have plans for the terminology ‘Led Zeppelin Experience,'” Jason Bonham explained. “And I was like, ‘Um, okay, but I need to keep the logo, JBLZE.’ One, I have the [custom license plate] tag on my car, and two, I have a huge backdrop that I paid for last year.”
“For me, it’s about the music. So the name of it — I just wanted to keep the logo. So I said, ‘I got it. Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.’ I don’t know what they have planned, but I said, ‘Okay, I will clear the way so they can do what they wish.'”
At this stage, current touring posters for Jason Bonham’s upcoming performances are using the new name, though the artwork for his upcoming Australian tour in May is still using the old name. So if you’re on heading along to these upcoming shows, maybe just mumble that last word when you purchase tickets and hope for the best.
Check out Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience performing live:
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience Evening Australian Tour 2018
Wednesday, May 23rd
State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday, May 24th
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday, May 26th
Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Tuesday, May 29th
The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD