Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page discussed being tear-gassed when traveling to Milan for a concert in a recent social media post. Page recently discussed a recent Led Zeppelin reunion photo, and what led to the band’s surviving members reuniting.
“On this day in 1995, Page and Plant played Milan 🇮🇹
This was my second attempt to play Milan after having been tear-gassed on the first time with Led Zeppelin. During the morning of the show, there was a message from the festival site that it was waterlogged and they couldn’t get the trucks with our equipment in. However, the ever-resourceful road crew managed to perform the near impossible and the festival was to continue.
When I arrived I saw Terence Trent D’Arby performing – he was happening, albeit rain soaked. We performed our set and had an interesting communion with the inclement weather. That evening Porl Thompson guested with his former bandmates The Cure as we skidded and slid away from the festival site.”
Page wrote in another recent post, “This was the last time the four live Yardbirds would play Los Angeles. The intrepid warriors played the Shrine Auditorium on this day in 1968. This was not the last date of the US tour, we had two more dates, both at The Montgomery International Speedway in Alabama, before the curtains would close on this incarnation of The Yardbirds in the USA.”