By Eddie Jorgensen
Thirty-five years into their career, the members of Led Zepagain are still constantly diving into the deeper catalog of the sadly defunct Led Zeppelin. And while the band rarely makes an appearance in the Sacramento Valley, this weekend’s concert at The Boardwalk on July 8 is already selling well above any expectations.
Led Zepagain has earned numerous accolades which include being featured on AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” in 2014 and then asked back to play the entire Led Zeppelin IV album.
Even Jimmy Page himself attended a Led Zepagain show at the House of Blues, noting, “It’s amazing how much you sound like us. You must have grown up on this because you were inside the music, and you paid attention to detail in your presentation. I can tell you guys really love our music.”
Led Zepagain’s members are Swan Montgomery as vocalist Robert Plant, Anthony David Thymiakos as guitarist Jimmy Page, Jim Wootten as bassist John Paul Jones and Scott Brooks as drummer John Bonham. In addition to playing across the United States, these tributors have also taken the stage in Japan, Russia, Ireland, Panama, Alaska, Germany, Chile, Bosnia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Canada, Paraguay, Kosovo, Mexico City and Guam.
Those who get to Led Zepagain’s show early at the long-time Orangevale rock venue can get a taste of te Boardwalk’s ambitious ‘Palm Tree’ menu, featuring gourmet pizza, specialty sandwiches, Ahi tuna tacos, wings, pork nachos, and much more. Additionally, the venue has a load of specialty drinks to toss back during the show.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the 21-and-over show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.rocktheboardwalk.com for $15. Premium tickets are already sold out. The Boardwalk is located at 9426 Greenback Lane in Orangevale.