According to Cult lead singer Ian Astbury, "we're opening for a band you may have heard of ... the name starts with an 'L' and has a 'Z' in it."
Maybe more interesting is the response from camp Zeppelin:
Zeppelin's spokesperson added that no decision has been made on any Led Zeppelin tour.No decision on a tour? I thought, no was firmly led to believe, December 10th was a one off, no questions asked. That's been the official word all along. Suddenly, "no decision has been made"? That's a big change in position, and it can mean only one thing - a tour is closer to happening today than it was yesterday.
Led Zeppelin To Tour In 2008 -- With The Cult?
Cult singer announces that band is opening tour for Zeppelin -- during club show in Cincinnati! -- reps for both bands offer no comment.
CINCINNATI — It was one of those moments where all you can do is look at the guy next to you and wonder, "Did he really just say that?"
Is it possible that Ian Astbury, lead singer of '80s rock powerhouse the Cult, spilled the beans on the biggest secret in rock — during a club show in Cincinnati?
"We'll be back next year," a breathless Astbury said midway through the band's gig at Bogart's nightclub Saturday night. "Because we're opening for a band you may have heard of ... the name starts with an 'L' and has a 'Z' in it." Stunned looks bounced around the room until one sweat-drenched superfan shouted out the obvious: "Led Zeppelin!" Astbury, his eyes hidden behind dark shades, nodded affirmatively and stuck his hand in the air triumphantly before plowing into one of the band's signature Zeppelinesque rockers.
When asked about Astbury's seeming confirmation of the world tour, spokespeople for the Cult and Zeppelin both declined to comment. Zeppelin's spokesperson added that no decision has been made on any Led Zeppelin tour and the band is focusing on its appearance at the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert in London on December 10; a Cult spokesperson declined to answer questions about Astbury's comment...