Led Zeppelin tribute Get the Led Out returns to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 28
From a press release:
After selling out Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe this past weekend, it was announced today that Led Zeppelin tribute band Get the Led Out will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Dec. 28.
From the bombastic and epic to the folky and mystical, Get the Led Out has captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live like modern audiences have never heard before.
Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO recreates the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album, they deliver three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, the band brings what the audience wants – a high-energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.
Doors at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets, which are $29.50, $39.50, and $59.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Thursday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at the Kirby Center box office, online at kirbycenter.org and ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, May 10 at 10 a.m.
Dubbed “the American Led Zeppelin” by the media, Get the Led Out offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert, as well as a special “acoustic set” with Zep favorites such as “Tangerine” and “Hey, Hey What Can I Do.”
GTLO has amassed a strong national touring history, having performed at major club and PAC venues across the country. Their approach to their performance of this hallowed catalog is not unlike a classical performance.
“Led Zeppelin are sort of the classical composers of the rock era,” lead vocalist Paul Sinclair said. “I believe 100 years from now they will be looked at as the Bach or Beethoven of our time. As cliché as it sounds, their music is timeless.”
The band concert mimics the “light and shade” that are the embodiment of “The Mighty Zep.” The passion and fury with which they deliver the blues-soaked, groove-driven rock anthems and their attention to detail and nuance makes a Get the Led Out performance a truly awe-inspiring event.
The F.M. Kirby Center is a historic Art Deco/Moderne-style performing arts center located in downtown Wilkes-Barre. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.