Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has revealed in a new social media post that he was disappointed in his own performance at the 1988 Led Zeppelin reunion show at Atlantic Records’ 40th anniversary celebration, and he believes it hurt ticket sales for early ‘Outrider’ tour shows he performed.
“On this day in 1988, I played the USF Sundome in Tampa, FL with Outrider. Settling into the Outrider tour, and by this, our third date, the band were playing really well together but these early dates were threatened by hurricanes Florence and Gilbert, with imminent arrival predicted.
Here at Tampa, with the threat of elemental attack, we played with the audience slightly down on the expected turn out. I had played the Atlantic 40th only recently and it wasn’t quite as I had hoped. And this performance may have affected the attendance of early shows along with the hurricane. It didn’t take long for the shows to gain momentum and the venues to start filling, once the word had got out that I was alive and kicking.”
Jimmy Page revealed a surprising Led Zeppelin contract demand a few days ago. Page wrote in another recent post, “On this day in 1988, I start the Outrider Tour in Atlanta, GA.
This marked the first date of my first solo tour in the United States primarily. The band comprised of John Miles, vocals and keyboard, Durban Laverde on bass and Jason Bonham on drums. These guys had featured on my Outrider album and we were to feature material from that album and from my past going back to The Yardbirds.
Also on this day in 2008, ‘It Might Get Loud’ premiered at the Ryerson Theatre in Toronto, while in 1968, I arrived in Denmark prior to our first show of the Scandinavian tour for Led Zeppelin.” Jimmy Page revealed a disturbing Robert Plant threat recently.