80s Led Zeppelin Cancelled '80-81 World Tour t-shirt Large
Chest 21 in.
Length 22 in.
Content: Feels like cotton blend
Tag Brand: No tag
This amazing vintage rock tee was intended to be for Led Zeppelin's 1980-1981 World Tour, the tour was canceled however after drummer, Jon Bonham was found dead on September 25, 1980. Bonham died from asphyxiation from vomit, after having fallen asleep from a day of heavy drinking. The group had played a short European tour earlier that summer. It was during this tour that Bonham collapsed on stage during a performance in Nuremberg, Germany. The press speculated the collapse was due to heavy drug and alcohol use, but the rest of the band dismissed these claims and the group had plans to launch their North American tour in October. It would have been the group's first North American tour since 1977. Bonham's death would lead to the band breaking up later that year. A statement was released from the group referencing "the loss of our dear friend" and saying "we could not continue as we were".
Following this tragedy a collection of outtakes and unused tracks was compiled and released as the album Coda. Issued in 1982, this would be the band's last album. The band had several reunions, including their first at the Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. They also performed together at the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert in 1988, their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 1995, and the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute concert in 2007. At all three performances, Jason Bonham performed on the drums in place of his father.
Led Zeppelin is remembered as one of the most successful and influential rock groups of all time, and many consider them to be a progenitor of heavy metal although their style drew heavily from a number of influences including blues and folk music. They are the third best selling band in the US after the Beatles and the Eagles. Their museum biography in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame even states they were "as influential during the 1970s as the Beatles were during the 1960s".
Fits like a modern unisex adult large. The shirt has some wear and holes, see pics.