■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed
Tribute Mania season two gets under way at the Historic Hemet Theatre (HHT) this weekend with a tribute to The Rolling Stones featuring The Ultimate Stones.
But the hottest ticket in town seems to be the upcoming tribute to Led Zeppelin on Saturday, May 26. If ticket sales continue at their current pace, this event will sell out long before the day of the concert.
Did you know that Led Zeppelin is the second best-selling group of all time? Only the Beatles have sold more hits in America than this heavy metal rock band from London. In the 1970s, “Stairway to Heaven” was the most requested song on rock radio stations across the nation. Other top hits over the decades include “Black Dog,” “Rock and Roll,” “All My Love,” “Heartbreaker,” and “Immigrant Song.”
Led Zepagain is the most authentic recreation of the look and sound of Led Zeppelin in the world. The group has taken their one-of-a-kind show around the globe and appeared twice on the AXS show “TV’s World’s Greatest Tribute Bands.”
This year the group is celebrating their 30th anniversary of “getting the LED out.” Based in Palm Springs, the band consists of Swan Montgomery (lead vocals, harmonica) as Robert Plant, Anthony David (guitar, mandolin) as Jimmy Page, Jim Wootten (bass, keyboard, mandolin) as John Paul Jones, and Derek Smith (drums) as John Bonham.
This will be the first time HHT has hosted Led Zepagain. It is sure to be one of the best concerts of the season! Other concerts in the season include tributes to The Who (June 9), The Doobie Brothers (June 23), Chicago (July 7), The Bee Gees (July 14), The Eagles (August 4), and Abba (August 18).
Showtime for all Tribute Mania concerts is 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $22 presale / $25 day of show.
Information on all theatre events is available at www.HistoricHemetTheatre.com or by calling the ticket office at 951-658-5950. A weekly email blast of upcoming events is available by enrolling on the website.
Event tickets are available online at www.PurplePass.com or at the theatre ticket office. Ticket office hours are Monday thru Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are also available at the Downtown Deli, 113 N. Harvard St., and the Harvard Street Music Exchange, 134 S. Harvard St.