"Rock tribute shows don't get any better than Whole Lotta Love"
Glenn A. Baker
“Matches anything in this vein presented anywhere in the world!”
Michael Smith, Drum Media
WHOLE LOTTA LOVE is a scintillating concert experience with a peerless reputation for exceptional musicianship and electrifying vocal performances that pays homage to one of the biggest bands of all time by deftly traversing rock, blues, folk, country and mythology to create an unforgettable night of physical graffiti.
In April and May 2013 the WHOLE LOTTA LOVE mothership celebrates 10 years as one of the longest running large scale Led Zeppelin tributes to one of the biggest bands of all time and the 40th anniversary of the ground breaking Houses of the Holy album.
To mark the ten-year milestone the WHOLE LOTTA LOVE tour will for the first time be held at Sydney’s prestigious State Theatre (May 18), after selling out The Enmore Theatre for the past three years. The concert also returns to Melbourne’s Palais Theatre (May 10) and Brisbane’s QPAC (May 2), but not before two intimate shows at the Laycock Theatre in Gosford (April 26) and the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (April 27).
Friday 26 April 2013 - Laycock St Theatre, Gosford
Saturday 27 April 2013 - Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Illawarra
Thursday 2 May 2013 - QPAC Theatre, Brisbane
Friday 10 May 2013 - PALAIS Theatre, Melbourne
Saturday 18 May 2013 - STATE Theatre, Sydney
In 2013 the show amps up the line-up to fourteen artists, including guest vocalists Jimmy Cupples (The Voice), Steve Balbi (Noiseworks), *Simon Meli (The Widowbirds), Natasha Stuart and Dallas Frasca. Leading this crew of diverse musicians on the wild, hypnotic journey is musical director and guitarist Joseph Calderazzo with a powerhouse 9-piece band including Gordon Rytmeister (drums), Greg Royal (bass), Stuart Fraser (guitars), Robert Woolf (keyboards), Tony Azzopardi (percussion), Adrian Keating (violin), Rachel Thompson (viola) and Charlotte Roberts (cello), who will break the levee with their committed energy.
Across 2.5 hours many of the classics will be performed including ‘Stairway To Heaven’, Black Dog’, ‘Kashmir’, ‘Battle of Evermore’ and ‘Immigrant Song’, amongst a collection of other hits and rarities from the band’s infamous career.
Universally known as one of the world’s most influential bands, Led Zeppelin produced nine studio albums, three live albums, sold a staggering 200+ million albums worldwide, toured the globe and influenced music and fans for generations to come. Released on 28th March 1973, their fifth studio album Houses of the Holy featured defining songs such as D’yer Mak’er and The Ocean. Certified eleven times platinum by the RIAA, and ranked in the Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of all time list, Houses of the Holy was seen as a stylistic turning point in the lifespan of Led Zeppelin.
The continued success and longevity of WHOLE LOTTA LOVE is owed not only to the devotion of the fans, but also to the dedication and passion of the performers. Coming together under the direction of Joseph Calderazzo, WHOLE LOTTA LOVE delivers an authentic Led Zeppelin experience like no other.
“Matches anything in this vein presented anywhere in the world!” Michael Smith, Drum Media
“I felt I was in the presence of Led Zeppelin”, Rod Quinn, 702 ABC
*Simon Meli won't be appearing at the Brisbane show.
John Martin, Convoy International