Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has revealed he will go on tour in 2016, after assembling a new band that is, in his words, “totally different” from Led Zep.
Throughout the year we have been hearing tidbits about Page going on tour. Back in February he said he was slowly getting “fit enough” to tour again, and later he revealed he was “warming up on the touchlines”.
Now the legendary guitarist has revealed during an interview with Classic Rock that he is ready to tour.
Page has been absent from the touring scene for quite a while, save for a few one-off appearances, and he puts his absence down to organising all of the recent Led Zeppelin reissues.
Page said of his lack of touring:
It was a question of having time. The only way to have time is to shut down and then do what you want to do. I’ve been doing so much Led Zeppelin stuff over quite a number of years now; so it’s not been so easy to think about anything else in the tail end of this year. But OK, next year, bang!
Speaking about what fans might expect from his tour, he said:
There will be all sorts of material from different eras. Right across the board; that’s the way I’m seeing it. But like I said, there will be surprises. It won’t be entirely what people might be expecting.