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LED ZEPPELIN 2 Is Back! New Tour Dates Announced

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

The country’s favorite Led Zeppelin tribute band, LED ZEPPELIN 2, is back! Following a brief period of dormancy, the band — fronted by Yakuza’s Bruce Lamont — will return to the stage beginning with a special set at Chicago’s Ben Fest this Saturday, marking their only area appearances of the year. In August the band will head West for shows in California and Nevada and in September, make their way to Ohio and Michigan with, additional performances to be announced soon.

LED ZEPPELIN 2:
7/20/2013 Ben Fest – Chicago, IL [more info] * only area appearance!
8/15/2013 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA [more info]
8/16/2013 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV [more info]
8/17/2013 Slims – San Francisco, CA [more info]
8/18/2013 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA [more info]
9/21/2013 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH [more info]
9/22/2013 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI [more info]

Dubbed “…the best Zep band going anywhere,” by Time Out New York, “…the closest thing to seeing the real Led Zeppelin,” by The Dallas Observer and commended for their “authentic raw flair,” by Atlanta’s Backstage Beat, who note that it’s, “hard to believe how balls-out fantastic they are,” LED ZEPPELIN 2 continue to reap critical accolades for their larger-than-life Zep reenactment. Rather than a kitschy “greatest hits” show however, you get to experience Zeppelin as Zeppelin would have played live themselves, playing deep cuts and classic tracks from the entire catalog, and occasionally entire ZEPPELIN performances from specific shows and sets from the band’s storied history.

LED ZEPPELIN 2 demonstrated an unparalleled ability to mimic the original… the energy in the room reverberated as the band owned the stage.” — The Third Word

“There are a lot of ZEP tributes out there, but this one’s our favorite, not least because its members fully immerse themselves in the musicianship and style of the four classic-rock heavyweights. That Yakuza howler Bruce Lamont does a mean Robert Plant is icing on the cake.” — Time Out Chicago

“…these imitators get the LED out in a way your battered copy of Physical Graffiti never will, right down to the unearthly tones of guitarist Paul Kamp’s bowed Les Paul solos. Sure, purists are still holding out for the real deal’s tour, but even if that happens, it’s doubtful that Robert Plant can wail the opening lines of ‘Black Dog’ as well as his LED ZEPPELIN 2 counterpart, Bruce Lamont,” — The Onion

“The band is on its way out of the minor leagues, and is now playing bigger venues for a generation of fans too young to have ever experienced the genuine article.” — The New Yorker

http://www.ledzeppelin2.com
http://www.facebook.com/LedZeppelin2
https://twitter.com/ledzep2live

LED ZEPPELIN 2 Announce September Tour Run

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Following an uber successful bout of dates in January as well as various one-off shows throughout the year, LED ZEPPELIN 2 — the ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute band fronted by Yakuza’s Bruce Lamont — will embark on another journey this Fall. The tour is set to commence on September 5 in Toledo, Ohio and roll through nine cities, including two nights in Allston, Massachusetts, with additional dates to be added soon.

Comments Lamont: “We’re super stoked to hit the East Coast this Fall. We have some songs we’re gonna debut for the first time and other surprises. See you out there!”

LED ZEPPELIN 2:
9/5/2012 Headliners – Toledo, OH
9/6/2012 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
9/7/2012 Reverb – Reading, PA
9/8/2012 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
9/9/2012 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
9/10/2012 Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
9/11/2012 The Blockley Pourhouse – Philadelphia, PA
9/14/2012 The Soapbox Laundrolounge – Wilmington, NC
9/15/2012 The Masquerade – Hell Stage Atlanta, GA

Crowned “…the best Zep band going anywhere,” by Time Out New York and, “…the closest thing to seeing the real Led Zeppelin,” by The Dallas Observer, LED ZEPPELIN 2 brings you the excitement of the original legends “In Concert” by reenacting the onstage interaction that earned Led Zeppelin their monolithic status. Rather than a “greatest hits” show, you get to experience Zeppelin as Zeppelin would have played live themselves.

LZ2 have been selling-out venues across the U.S. since 2010 and continue to draw rave reviews for a “spot-on” Zeppelin show, playing deep cuts and classic tracks from the entire catalog, and occasionally entire Led Zeppelin performances from specific shows and sets from the band’s storied history.

“There are a lot of Zep tributes out there, but this one’s our favorite, not least because its members fully immerse themselves in the musicianship and style of the four classic-rock heavyweights. That Yakuza howler Bruce Lamont does a mean Robert Plant is icing on the cake.” — Time Out Chicago

“…these imitators get the Led out in a way your battered copy of Physical Graffiti never will, right down to the unearthly tones of guitarist Paul Kamp’s bowed Les Paul solos. Sure, purists are still holding out for the real deal’s tour, but even if that happens, it’s doubtful that Robert Plant can wail the opening lines of ‘Black Dog’ as well as his LED ZEPPELIN 2 counterpart, Bruce Lamont,” — The Onion

“The band is on its way out of the minor leagues, and is now playing bigger venues for a generation of fans too young to have ever experienced the genuine article.” — The New Yorker

“…such authentic raw flair, the entire crowd bought it, no questions lingering… It was nasty… hard to believe how balls-out fantastic they are.” — Atlanta’s Backstage Beat

http://www.ledzeppelin2.com
http://www.facebook.com/LedZeppelin2

LED ZEPPELIN 2 To Kick Off First Shows of 2012

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

LED ZEPPELIN 2 — the ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute band fronted by Yakuza’s Bruce Lamont — will embark on another round of tour dates this Friday. The short run will commence with two consecutive nights at Chicago’s House Of Blues where the band will play a 1971 and 1975 Zep sets.

As an extra treat for fans, the band recorded a cover of the Yardbirds’ “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago” from 1966. It’s one of the few Yardbirds tunes to feature both Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck on twin lead guitars as well John Paul Jones on bass. Led Zeppelin never played this song live thus Lamont and his cohorts reworked the track LZ2 style with session bassist Scott Lucas from Local H.

Check out the tune, at THIS LOCATION. To download the track, visit the band’s Facebook page and sign up for the mailing list HERE.

In addition, LED ZEPPELIN 2 will be performing live on the Mancow Show this Friday, January 13, 2012 at 9:00am EST. For more info visit: http://www.mancow.com.

LED ZEPPELIN 2 brings you the excitement of Led Zeppelin “In Concert” by re-enacting the live improvisation and onstage interaction that earned Led Zeppelin their legendary status. Rather than a “greatest hits” show, you get to experience Zeppelin as Zeppelin would have played live in front of an audience. LZ2 sold-out venues across the U.S. in 2010 and the early part of 2011 and continue to draw rave reviews for a “spot-on” Zeppelin show, playing deep cuts and classic tracks from the entire catalog, and occasionally entire Led Zeppelin performances from specific shows and sets from the band’s storied history.

LED ZEPPELIN 2
01/13/2012 House of Blues – Chicago, IL “1971 Set” Tickets
01/14/2012 House of Blues – Chicago, IL “1975 Set ” Tickets
01/18/2012 Brewster Ice House – Corpus Christi, TX Tickets
01/19/2012 La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX Tickets
01/21/2012 House of Blues – Houston, TX Tickets
01/22/2012 House of Blues – New Orleans, LA Tickets
01/25/2012 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA Tickets
01/26/2012 Freebird Live – Jacksonville Bearch, FL Tickets
01/27/2012 Revolution – Ft Lauderdale, FL Tickets

Led Zeppelin 2 – Happenings Ten Years Time Ago by EARSPLIT

“…the best Zep band going anywhere.” — Time Out New York

“There are a lot of Zep tributes out there, but this one’s our favorite, not least because its members fully immerse themselves in the musicianship and style of the four classic-rock heavyweights. That Yakuza howler Bruce Lamont does a mean Robert Plant is icing on the cake.” — Time Out Chicago

“…these imitators get the Led out in a way your battered copy of Physical Graffiti never will, right down to the unearthly tones of guitarist Paul Kamp’s bowed Les Paul solos. Sure, purists are still holding out for the real deal’s tour, but even if that happens, it’s doubtful that Robert Plant can wail the opening lines of ‘Black Dog’ as well as his LED ZEPPELIN 2 counterpart, Bruce Lamont,” — The Onion

“The band is on its way out of the minor leagues, and is now playing bigger venues for a generation of fans too young to have ever experienced the genuine article.” — The New Yorker

“…the closest thing to seeing the real Led Zeppelin.” — Dallas Observer

“…such authentic raw flair, the entire crowd bought it, no questions lingering… It was nasty… hard to believe how balls-out fantastic they are.” — Atlanta’s Backstage Beat

“Bruce Lamont and Paul Kamp (of Yakuza and Busker Soundcheck fame, respectively) and the killer rhythm section of Ian Lee and Chris Klein bill themselves as LED ZEPPELIN 2, and they do as good a Zep as Zep ever did back in the day.” — The Chicago Sun Times

http://www.ledzeppelin2.com
http://www.facebook.com/LedZeppelin2

LED ZEPPELIN 2 Head West Next Week; New Live Footage Available

Friday, October 28th, 2011

LED ZEPPELIN 2 — the ultimate Zeppelin tribute band will head to the west coast next week where the band will continue to floor audiences with their flawless Led Zeppelin reenactment.

Far more than a typical cover band, Bruce Lamont — most widely recognized for his saxophone and vocal work fronting Chicago-based Yakuza — and his cohorts allow fans to experience Led Zeppelin as Zeppelin would have played in front of an audience. LZ2 sold-out venues across the U.S. in 2010 and the early part of 2011 and continue to draw rave reviews for a “spot-on” Zeppelin performance, playing deep cuts and classic tracks from the entire catalog, and occasionally entire Led Zeppelin performances from specific shows and sets from the band’s storied history.

LED ZEPPELIN 2 Fall 2011 Tour Dates:
11/03/2011 Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA Tickets
11/04/2011 Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA Tickets
11/05/2011 The Key Club – West Hollywood, CA Tickets
11/08/2011 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
11/09/2011 The Foundry – Phoenix, AZ
11/11/2011 Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
11/12/2011 Slim’s San Francisco, CA Tickets

Superskum.com recently conducted an interview with Lamont during their stop in Engelwood, Colorado earlier this month. Check out the interview, as well as some killer live footage below.

“Their whole performance was just spot on all night long, including double neck guitar, playing guitar with a violin bow and the occasional breaks to pour down some Whiskey to oil that throat.” — Superskum
“…the best Zep band going anywhere.” — Time Out New York

“There are a lot of Zep tributes out there, but this one’s our favorite, not least because its members fully immerse themselves in the musicianship and style of the four classic-rock heavyweights. That Yakuza howler Bruce Lamont does a mean Robert Plant is icing on the cake.” — Time Out Chicago

“…these imitators get the Led out in a way your battered copy of Physical Graffiti never will, right down to the unearthly tones of guitarist Paul Kamp’s bowed Les Paul solos. Sure, purists are still holding out for the real deal’s tour, but even if that happens, it’s doubtful that Robert Plant can wail the opening lines of ‘Black Dog’ as well as his LED ZEPPELIN 2 counterpart, Bruce Lamont,” — The Onion

“The band is on its way out of the minor leagues, and is now playing bigger venues for a generation of fans too young to have ever experienced the genuine article.” — The New Yorker

“…these guys sound fucking exactly like Led Zeppelin!” — Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett

“…the closest thing to seeing the real Led Zeppelin.” — Dallas Observer

“…such authentic raw flair, the entire crowd bought it, no questions lingering… It was nasty… hard to believe how balls-out fantastic they are.” — Atlanta’s Backstage Beat

“Bruce Lamont and Paul Kamp (of Yakuza and Busker Soundcheck fame, respectively) and the killer rhythm section of Ian Lee and Chris Klein bill themselves as LED ZEPPELIN 2, and they do as good a Zep as Zep ever did back in the day.” — The Chicago Sun Times

http://www.ledzeppelin2.com

LED ZEPPELIN 2 To Kick Off Fall Tour; Live Video Footage Posted

Monday, September 12th, 2011

LED ZEPPELIN 2 are readying to kick off their Fall tour in Boston on September 15th! The band will make their way through several major cities throughout October and November (including some recently added dates listed below), captivating audiences with their flawless Led Zeppelin reenactment.

Rather than a “greatest hits” show, Bruce Lamont — most widely recognized for his saxophone and vocal work fronting Chicago-based Yakuza — and his cohorts allow fans to experience Zeppelin as Zeppelin would have played in front of an audience. LZ2 sold-out venues across the U.S. in 2010 and the early part of 2011 and continue to draw rave reviews for a “spot-on” Zeppelin show, playing deep cuts and classic tracks from the entire catalog, and occasionally entire Led Zeppelin performances from specific shows and sets from the band’s storied history.

Check out pro footage of the band from their 2009 House Of Blues show HERE.

LED ZEPPELIN 2 Fall 2011 Tour Dates:
09/15/2011 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA Tickets
09/16/2011 Theatre at Westbury – Westbury, NY Tickets
09/17/2011 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY Tickets
10/14/2011 The Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO Tickets
10/15/2011 Bell Up – Aspen, CO Tickets
11/03/2011 Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA Tickets
11/04/2011 Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA Tickets
11/05/2011 The Key Club – West Hollywood, CA Tickets
11/08/2011 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV ** [newly added]
11/09/2011 The Foundry – Phoenix, AZ ** [newly added]
11/11/2011 Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
11/12/2011 Slim’s San Francisco, CA Tickets

“…the best Zep band going anywhere.” — Time Out New York

“There are a lot of Zep tributes out there, but this one’s our favorite, not least because its members fully immerse themselves in the musicianship and style of the four classic-rock heavyweights. That Yakuza howler Bruce Lamont does a mean Robert Plant is icing on the cake.” — Time Out Chicago

“…these imitators get the Led out in a way your battered copy of Physical Graffiti never will, right down to the unearthly tones of guitarist Paul Kamp’s bowed Les Paul solos. Sure, purists are still holding out for the real deal’s tour, but even if that happens, it’s doubtful that Robert Plant can wail the opening lines of ‘Black Dog’ as well as his LED ZEPPELIN 2 counterpart, Bruce Lamont,” — The Onion

“The band is on its way out of the minor leagues, and is now playing bigger venues for a generation of fans too young to have ever experienced the genuine article.” — The New Yorker

“…these guys sound fucking exactly like Led Zeppelin!” — Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett

“…the closest thing to seeing the real Led Zeppelin.” — Dallas Observer

“…such authentic raw flair, the entire crowd bought it, no questions lingering… It was nasty… hard to believe how balls-out fantastic they are.” — Atlanta’s Backstage Beat

“Bruce Lamont and Paul Kamp (of Yakuza and Busker Soundcheck fame, respectively) and the killer rhythm section of Ian Lee and Chris Klein bill themselves as LED ZEPPELIN 2, and they do as good a Zep as Zep ever did back in the day.” — The Chicago Sun Times

http://www.ledzeppelin2.com

LED ZEPPELIN 2 Announce Fall Tour Dates

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011


LED ZEPPELIN 2 are pleased to announce another round of tour dates this Fall! Set to kick off in Boston on September 15th and run through several major cities throughout October and November (see dates below), the band will again captivate audiences with their flawless Led Zeppelin reenactment.

Rather than a “greatest hits” show, Bruce Lamont — most widely recognized for his saxophone and vocal work fronting Chicago-based Yakuza — and his cohorts allow fans to experience Zeppelin as Zeppelin would have played in front of an audience. LZ2 sold-out venues across the U.S. in 2010 and the early part of 2011 and continue to draw rave reviews for a “spot-on” Zeppelin show, playing deep cuts and classic tracks from the entire catalog, and occasionally entire Led Zeppelin performances from specific shows and sets from the band’s storied history.

Commented Lamont of the upcoming stretch of LED ZEPPELIN 2 dates: “Looking forward to returning to the some of the places we hit back in January and February and also finally making our way back to Denver and Aspen as promised. See you all on the road!”

LED ZEPPELIN 2 Fall 2011 Tour Dates:
09/15/2011 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA Tickets
09/16/2011 Theatre at Westbury – Westbury, NY Tickets
09/17/2011 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY Tickets
10/14/2011 The Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO Tickets
10/15/2011 Bell Up – Aspen, CO Tickets
11/03/2011 Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA Tickets
11/04/2011 Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA Tickets
11/05/2011 The Key Club – West Hollywood, CA Tickets
11/10/2011 The Foundry – Phoenix, AZ
11/11/2011 Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
11/12/2011 Slim’s San Francisco, CA Tickets

For review tickets and interview requests, available via phone or in-person at the shows, contact EarsplitPR.

“…the best Zep band going anywhere.” — Time Out New York

“There are a lot of Zep tributes out there, but this one’s our favorite, not least because its members fully immerse themselves in the musicianship and style of the four classic-rock heavyweights. That Yakuza howler Bruce Lamont does a mean Robert Plant is icing on the cake.” — Time Out Chicago

“…these imitators get the Led out in a way your battered copy of Physical Graffiti never will, right down to the unearthly tones of guitarist Paul Kamp’s bowed Les Paul solos. Sure, purists are still holding out for the real deal’s tour, but even if that happens, it’s doubtful that Robert Plant can wail the opening lines of ‘Black Dog’ as well as his LED ZEPPELIN 2 counterpart, Bruce Lamont,” — The Onion

“The band is on its way out of the minor leagues, and is now playing bigger venues for a generation of fans too young to have ever experienced the genuine article.” — The New Yorker

“…these guys sound fucking exactly like Led Zeppelin!” — Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett

“…the closest thing to seeing the real Led Zeppelin.” — Dallas Observer

“…such authentic raw flair, the entire crowd bought it, no questions lingering… It was nasty… hard to believe how balls-out fantastic they are.” — Atlanta’s Backstage Beat

“Bruce Lamont and Paul Kamp (of Yakuza and Busker Soundcheck fame, respectively) and the killer rhythm section of Ian Lee and Chris Klein bill themselves as LED ZEPPELIN 2, and they do as good a Zep as Zep ever did back in the day.” — The Chicago Sun Times

http://www.ledzeppelin2.com

LED ZEPPELIN 2 Tour Recap

Friday, April 1st, 2011

LED ZEPPELIN 2, the tribute band featuring bassist Chris Klein, drummer Ian Lee, guitarist Paul Kamp and vocalist Bruce Lamont, recently wrapped up a hugely successful  North American tour  that hit nearly a month’s worth of cities and truly captivated fans with a flawless  reenactment of the live improvisation and onstage interaction that earned Led Zeppelin their legendary status in the first place. Rather than a “greatest hits” show, Lamont and co allow fans to experience Zeppelin as Zeppelin would have played in front of an audience. LZ2 sold out venues across the U.S. in 2010 and continued to draw rave reviews for a “spot-on” Zeppelin show, playing deep cuts and classic tracks from the entire catalog, and occasionally entire Led Zeppelin performances from specific dates.

Most widely recognized for his saxophone and vocal work fronting Chicago’s Yakuza, Bruce Lamont has contributed to a plethora of other projects including Bloodiest (featuring members of 90 Day Men, Sterling), Circle of Animals (with Sanford Parker, Minsk/The High Confessions) and Sick Gazelle (with Eric Block and Sanford Parker). He’s also recorded with Sigh, East West Blast Test, Minsk, Nachtmystium, Rabid Rabbit, Brutal Truth, Cephalic Carnage, Sweet Cobra, Locrian, Hex Machine and more.

Commented Lamont of the last round of LED ZEPPELIN 2 dates: “It was an amazing winter run. While every stop was an eye-opener for us, some of the highlights were sold-out shows in first time places like Corpus Christi, Ft. Lauderdale and a massive Austin stop (1200+). San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Portland were also mong our faves (you too Boston, New York and of course sweet home Chicago). We have summer fest dates on the way. Stayed tuned! ”

In recent reviews, Timeout New York called LZ2, ”the best Zep band going anywhere.” Timeout Chicago agreed: “There are a lot of Zep tributes out there, but this one’s our favorite, not least because its members fully immerse themselves in the musicianship and style of the four classic-rock heavyweights. That Yakuza howler Bruce Lamont does a mean Robert Plant is icing on the cake.”  The Onion commended the band saying, “these imitators get the Led out in a way your battered copy of Physical Graffiti never will, right down to the unearthly tones of guitarist Paul Kamp’s bowed Les Paul solos. Sure, purists are still holding out for the real deal’s tour, but even if that happens, it’s doubtful that Robert Plant can wail the opening lines of ‘Black Dog’ as well as his LED ZEPPELIN 2 counterpart, Bruce Lamont,” while The New Yorker noted: “The band is on its way out of the minor leagues, and is now playing bigger venues for a generation of fans too young to have ever experienced the genuine article.”  Even Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is hooked stating simply, “these guys sound fucking exactly like Led Zeppelin!” after seeing their L.A. performance.

LED ZEPPELIN 2 will be announcing a string of summer dates in the coming weeks. Stay tuned….In the meantime, check out some live footage of the band from their Chicago performance in January:

And don’t forget to visit the band official Facebook page HERE.

“…the closest thing to seeing the real Led Zeppelin.” — Dallas Observer

“…such authentic raw flair, the entire crowd bought it, no questions lingering… It was nasty… hard to believe how balls-out fantastic they are.” — Atlanta’s Backstage Beat

“It’s rare for a tribute band to tour across the country, but LED ZEPPELIN 2 are defying the norms… their stage mannerisms were exactly like the real Led Zeppelin… their song selection was perfect…  a powerful yet beautiful performance. ” — Metal Assault

“These guys have LZ’s sound down to an artful science, plus the singer—Yakuza’s Bruce Lamont—even keeps his shirt unbuttoned onstage (details are important!).  Guitarist Paul Kamp mimics Jimmy Page’s excoriating flourishes with panache, Chris Klein embodies John Paul Jones’ quietly spectacular contributions on bass and keyboards, and drummer Ian Lee replicates Bonzo’s dexterous bludgeoning—and he has a gong.” — Portland Mercury

“Hearing these Zeppelin songs live made me more aware of their true brilliance…all were expertly executed.” — HardRockChick

“Bruce Lamont and Paul Kamp (of Yakuza and Busker Soundcheck fame, respectively) and the killer rhythm section of Ian Lee and Chris Klein bill themselves as LED ZEPPELIN 2, and they do as good a Zep as Zep ever did back in the day.” — The Chicago Sun Times

http://www.ledzeppelin2.com

LED ZEPPELIN 2, Featuring Yakuza’s Bruce Lamont U.S. Tour Update

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

LED ZEPPELIN 2, the tribute band featuring bassist Chris Klein, drummer Ian Lee, guitarist Paul Kamp and vocalist Bruce Lamont, rang in the new year with a North American tour which commenced with two dates at the House Of Blues in Chicago on January 7 and 8. The flashbacks continue as the band winds through nearly a month’s worth of dates before drawing to a close on February 12 in Denver at The Gothic Theatre.

LED ZEPPELIN 2 brings you the excitement of Led Zeppelin “In Concert” by re-enacting the live improvisation and onstage interaction that earned Led Zeppelin their legendary status for performing. Rather than a “greatest hits” show, you get to experience Zeppelin as Zeppelin would have played live in front of an audience. LZ2 sold out venues across the U.S. in 2010 and have drawn rave reviews for a “spot-on” Zeppelin show, playing deep cuts and classic tracks from the entire catalog, and occasionally entire Led Zeppelin performances from specific dates.

LED ZEPPELIN 2 is by far and away the next best thing,” says IndyConcerts.com. “The music excels and the chemistry is unmatchable. What LED ZEPPELIN 2 did was take a song that Led Zeppelin was known for and duplicate its sheer amazingness… Everything was right about it… They’re bringing Zeppelin to the stage for a whole new generation of people.”

“Bruce Lamont and Paul Kamp (of Yakuza and Busker Soundcheck fame, respectively) and the killer rhythm section of Ian Lee and Chris Klein bill themselves as LED ZEPPELIN 2, and they do as good a Zep as Zep ever did back in the day,” hails the Chicago Sun Times.

Timeout New York proclaims, “LED ZEPPELIN 2 is the best Zep band around,” and The Dallas Review reports that LED ZEPPELIN 2’s performance is “…the closest thing to seeing the real Led Zeppelin in concert.” “Who cares if the real Led Zeppelin reunited? This strong tribute act paraded through Page and Plant hits for a sold-out House of Blues…” says Timeout Chicago.

Most widely recognized for his saxophone and vocal work fronting Chicago’s Yakuza, Bruce Lamont has contributed to a plethora of other projects including Bloodiest (featuring members of 90 Day Men, Sterling), Circle of Animals (with Sanford Parker, Minsk/The High Confessions) and Sick Gazelle (with Eric Block and Sanford Parker). He’s also recorded with Sigh, East West Blast Test, Minsk, Nachtmystium, Rabid Rabbit, Brutal Truth, Cephalic Carnage, Sweet Cobra, Locrian, Hex Machine and more.

Commented Lamont of the shows so far: “The shows have been amazing. Really enthusiastic crowds and the age range of folks coming out has really been insane…from teenagers to folks in their ’70s. Amazing!”

LED ZEPPELIN 2 – 2011 North American Tour Dates:
1/21/2011 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1/22/2011 Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL
1/24/2011 The Lyric Oxford – Oxford, MA
1/25/2011 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
1/26/2011 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
1/27/2011 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
1/28/2011 Brewster Street Ice House – Corpus Christi, TX
1/29/2011 LaZona Rosa – Austin, TX
1/31/2011 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
2/01/2011 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/02/2011 Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
2/04/2011 The Key Club – West Hollywood, CA
2/05/2011 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
2/07/2011 Aladdin – Portland, OR
2/08/2011 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
2/10/2011 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
2/11/2011 Belly Up – Aspen, CO
2/12/2011 Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO

To purchase tickets, visit: http://www.ledzeppelin2.com/tour.html (for individual venue links) or visit Live Nation at: http://www.livenation.com.

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LED ZEPPELIN 2, Featuring Yakuza’s Bruce Lamont, To Kick Off North American Tour This Friday!

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

LED ZEPPELIN 2, the cover band featuring bassist Chris Klein, drummer Ian Lee, guitarist Paul Kamp and vocalist Bruce Lamont, will ring in the new year with a North American tour set to kick off this Friday! The flashbacks will commence in Chicago with two dates at the House Of Blues on January 7 and 8. The band will then wind through nearly a month’s worth of dates before drawing to a close on February 12 in Denver at The Gothic Theatre.

LED ZEPPELIN 2 brings you the excitement of Led Zeppelin “In Concert” by re-enacting the live improvisation and onstage interaction that earned Led Zeppelin their legendary status for performing. Rather than a “greatest hits” show, you get to experience Zeppelin as Zeppelin would have played live in front of an audience. LZ2 sold out venues across the U.S. in 2010 and have drawn rave reviews for a “spot-on” Zeppelin show, playing deep cuts and classic tracks from the entire catalog, and occasionally entire Led Zeppelin performances from specific dates.

Most widely recognized for his saxophone and vocal work fronting Chicago’s Yakuza, Bruce Lamont has contributed to a plethora of other projects including Bloodiest (featuring members of 90 Day Men, Sterling), Circle of Animals (with Sanford Parker, Minsk/The High Confessions) and Sick Gazelle (with Eric Block and Sanford Parker). He’s also recorded with Sigh, East West Blast Test, Minsk, Nachtmystium, Rabid Rabbit, Brutal Truth, Cephalic Carnage, Sweet Cobra, Locrian, Hex Machine and more.

Commented Lamont of the upcoming LED ZEPPELIN 2 dates: “I never thought back when we started LED ZEPPELIN 2, for fun mind you, that we would ever embark on a full U.S. tour. I am really excited to do it. It’s an honor and a pleasure to sing and perform some of the greatest music ever made.”

LED ZEPPELIN 2 – 2011 North American Tour Dates:

1/07/2011 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
1/08/2011 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
1/12/2011 Paradise – Boston, MA
1/13/2011 Paradise – Boston, MA
1/14/2011 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
1/15/2011 Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJ
1/17/2011 Bourbon St – Baltimore MD
1/18/2011 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
1/19/2011 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
1/21/2011 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1/22/2011 Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL
1/24/2011 The Lyric Oxford – Oxford, MA
1/25/2011 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
1/26/2011 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
1/27/2011 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
1/28/2011 Bewster Street Ice House – Corpus Christi, TX
1/29/2011 LaZona Rosa – Austin, TX
1/31/2011 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
2/01/2011 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/02/2011 Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
2/04/2011 The Key Club – West Hollywood, CA
2/05/2011 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
2/07/2011 Aladdin – Portland, OR
2/08/2011 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
2/10/2011 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
2/11/2011 Belly Up – Aspen, CO
2/12/2011 Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO

To purchase tickets, visit: http://www.ledzeppelin2.com/tour.html (for individual venue links) or visit Live Nation at: http://www.livenation.com.

“Guitarist Paul Kamp does an admirable job keeping up with Page’s dazzling fretwork, but there’s no question that Robert Plant stand-in Bruce Lamont is the star of the show. As he howls over classic-rock gems, you’d never guess he’s also one of the city’s most daring improvisers, blowing sax through a delay pedal or shredding his throat with art-metallers Yakuza.” – Timeout Chicago

“As good a Zep as Zep ever did back in the day.” – Chicago Sun Times

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