Classic Rock Album Led Zeppelin IV to be Recreated Live on Stage at UB

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: January 3, 2008

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Classic Albums Live -- Led Zeppelin IV at 8 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

Classic Albums Live will take one of the world's greatest albums -- Led Zeppelin IV -- and recreate it live on stage using the world's greatest musicians, note for note, cut for cut. Led Zeppelin IV is regarded by many as one of rock music's all-time greatest albums, including such classic rock radio staples as "Stairway to Heaven" and "Rock and Roll."

Toronto based Classic Albums Live is a concert series in which top musicians perform classic rock albums in their entirety. A different lineup of musicians performs each album; however, there is a core group that frequently takes part in the performances. Many well known classic rock albums have been performed, such as Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run, the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers and more. As Classic Albums Live producer and creator Craig Martin says, "We're going to send the audience back in time to show the relevance of the music in this day and age."

Tickets for Classic Albums Live -- Led Zeppelin IV are $20 general admission, students $12. Tickets are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Center for the Arts Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, including ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets, call 852-5000; in Canada, call 1-416-870-8000. For group sales, call 645-6771. For more information, call 645-ARTS. Students (of any school) must present valid student ID at the Center Box Office to receive discount.