Led Zeppelin’s iconic Celebration Day concert from 2007 is finally available to stream for free.
Led Zeppelin have released a free stream of their legendary concert, Celebration Day. The global release — available now on YouTube — coincides with the fifteenth anniversary of the concert, which took place in 2007 at London’s iconic O2 Arena. Barring any future reunions, Celebration Day marks Led Zeppelin’s final performance, and saw all surviving original bandmates including Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones take to the stage for a mammoth two-hour set.
The concert was also historic in its reuniting of the band, who hadn’t performed collectively onstage since their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame some 12 years prior in 1995. Celebration Day was billed as a tribute to Ahmet Ertegun, the music executive who first signed Led Zeppelin to their Atlantic Records label in the 1960s. Included on the 16-song concert setlist are Zeppelin hits like Black Dog, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Kashmir, Whole Lotta Love and more.
Celebration Day was first screened in 2012, and was met with widespread critical acclaim. Since then, the concert has been available for purchase on AppleTV, but its release on YouTube marks the film’s first time being offered for free. Alongside founding members Plant, Page and Jones, the set enlisted Jason Bonham, who is the son of late Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Watch Celebration Day in full below, and head here for Happy’s picks for the seven Zeppelin tracks that any diehard fan should know.
The concert may well remain the band’s final performance, given Plant’s recent admission that he has no plans for a Zeppelin reunion. In an interview with Los Angeles Times in August, the frontman said that “back to the font to get some kind of massive applause doesn’t really satisfy my need to be stimulated.” Despite this, fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dolly Parton expressed interest in reuniting Page and Plant for a collaboration on her upcoming rock album.
Earlier this year, rare footage of a separate Zeppelin show in 1970 surfaced on YouTube, some 52 years after the band performed it at California’s Inglewood Forum. That same year, Zeppelin took over Madison Square Garden for what many consider best-ever show, the contents of which were likewise uploaded to YouTube in May of this year.