Joliet, IL (August 27, 2018) –VenuWorks and Rialto Square Theatre announced today that son of legendary rocker and original founder of Led Zeppelin, Jason Bonham, will play the Rialto Square Theatre in Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening on Monday, December 3 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 7 at 10 AM.
Jason Bonham has been around legendary rock music since birth. That is what happens when you are the son of renowned drummer, and founding member of iconic rock band Led Zeppelin, John Bonham. Jason spent much of his childhood playing the drums for family friends like Jimmy Page and band members from Bad Company. At 5 years old, Jason was skilled on the drums, and at 17 signed a recording contract with his band Air Race on Atlantic Records where they opened for Queen, Meat Loaf, AC/DC, and more.
In 1989, Jason formed his own band, Bonham, and earned a gold record for their single “Wait for You” off their first album The Disregard of Timekeeping. Jason occasionally filled in for his dad after his death in Led Zeppelin’s many public appearances, including the first-ever reunion of Led Zeppelin at the 40th anniversary of Atlantic Records, and in their induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. In December 2007, Jason played drums in the much-anticipated reunion concert of Led Zeppelin at London’s O2 Arena with surviving members Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant.
After Led Zeppelin’s induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Jason recorded a tribute album to his father, In the Name of My Father—The Zepest, which featured the songs of Led Zeppelin. Jason has dedicated his life to honoring the memory of his father and his contributions to rock music by traveling the country with Led Zeppelin Evening, the ultimate tribute show to one of the greatest rock bands of all time.