After their already legendary O2 gig, they seemed pretty excited about how they were welcomed and how fans were extatic to see them. They seemed to enjoy themselves also, and there were strong rumours about a world tour.
Alas, nothing was really stable, and according to a source close to Robert Plant they will not play again together. The Sunday Mirror newspaper quotes an anonymous source as saying that the band have turned down a £100 million offer to tour, with Plant’s own non-Led Zeppelin musical plans the reason for the decision.
Here is the quote from the newspaper:
“Despite the enormous offer, the decision did not come down to money. They always said they would do the one-off show and then see how they felt.
“Jimmy [Page, guitarist] enjoyed the concert in December enough to want to tour. He argued they still had something to offer. He likes the idea of another chapter in the band – the grown-up tour.
“John [Paul Jones, bassist] sided with Jimmy. He loved making music with the others again. But Robert [Plant] wanted to leave last year’s concert as their legacy. They had proved they could still do it and that was enough.
“He has other commitments and is happier looking forward to those. Robert put the mockers on the tour.”
Oh c’mon, that’s just selfish. Performing a gig is not proving that you can do it. If you want to do it, the old fashion style, go on a world tour, even record something, especially when you have such a humongous fan base. Thumbs down for Plant.