We know how to take a joke in Beijing! heck, we joke all the time about having the Beastie Boys, Bjork and Bob Dylan play a show together and we smile.
Then, the news falls out of the sky that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, among other artists including Prince, Green Day, Beyonce, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas, Kenney Chesney, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake and many others, will take part in the first annual Show Of Peace Concert, a globally televised event that will take place on April 17 at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing, China.
sorry, it’s a bit early for April Fool’s day!
So what do we know?
– Jimmy Page is apparently confirmed for the show according to Polstar
– The organizers have a huge press conference planned for the 13th of January as announced here (pdf link )
– The supposed list of performers includes the who’s who of pop/rock in East and West!
I’m really not sold on this, sorry! I’ll be first in line to buy a ticket if this comes through but I smell the musical equivalent of vaporware.
how about you guys? whatcha think?