On Friday, Ultimate-Guitar reported that a Belgian radio station had rumored the release of a DVD of Led Zeppelin's O2 reunion concert. Now, the band has added fuel to the fire by posting a series of cryptic graphics on their Facebook page.
On Saturday, the word "Five" appeared in the band's classic "Houses Of The Holy" font, replaced by the word "Four" on Sunday. This was coupled with a tweet from Zep manager Peter Mensch which read: "It's almost here. I've seen it and heard it. Almost 5 years to the day."
A second Led Zeppelin clue was dropped Sunday morning (Sept. 9) when the band's Facebook page posted the word "Four" in the band's familiar script, thus leading to speculation that a countdown was in progress after the previous "Five" posting.
According to Blabbermouth.Net, the O2 set is rumoured to consist of a double DVD and double CD set. Led Zeppelin fan site Led-Zeppelin.org had speculated that the set would be available in Blu-Ray and vinyl formats also.
Wednesday would mark the fifth anniversary of the O2 reunion show, which was attended by 18,000 people. Nine million had reportedly applied for tickets. Celebrity guest attendees to the event included Paul McCartney, Noel and Liam Gallagher, David Gilmour, Arctic Monkeys, Kate Moss and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters.
Some fans have speculated that the announcement may be relating to a full-blown Led Zeppelin reunion. Zep frontman Robert Plant's repeated denial that the band will ever work together again in interviews, however, seems to render this suggestion untrue.
The setlist for the Zep O2 concert was as follows:
01. Good Times Bad Times 02. Ramble On 03. Black Dog 04. In My Time Of Dying (Includes Honey Bee) 05. For Your Life 06. Trampled Under Foot 07. Nobody's Fault But Mine 08. No Quarter 09. Since I've Been Loving You 10. Dazed and Confused 11. Stairway To Heaven 12. The Song Remains The Same 13. I Can't Quit You Baby (Otis Rush cover) 14. Misty Mountain Hop 15. Kashmir 16. Whole Lotta Love 17. Rock And Roll