No, Jimmy Page isn’t planning to tour again soon

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A recent viral blog post claimed that Jimmy Page is planning to tour again soon, but it’s a misleading post based on a year-old interview.

You might have seen this post from the website Classic Rock History in which the author Brian Kachejian writes that Page “stated recently in a GQ Magazine article that he is itching to get back on stage and start performing once again.”

The post, which is headlined, “Jimmy Page Plans To Tour Again Soon,” has been widely shared on Facebook where it has been liked more than 5,500 times and has attracted more than 350 comments.

But the truth is that Page isn’t about to tour. Kachejian’s post doesn’t include any quotes from Page nor does it refer to a specific GQ interview, but it appears to be based on some comments Page made a year ago for an interview that appeared in the December 2020 issue of GQ. That article is available to read online in full.

This appears to be the quote from Page that Kachejian based his post on:

When we first went into lockdown I thought,’Right, now’s the time to start thinking about coming back at some point and being able to perform.’ But it’s such a very sad and desperate time and what this virus has done internationally to families, to the arts and everything we love and hold dear and the whole concert situation, it does worry me. Playing live is so important for young musicians. When we were young, we all had these little gigs, hoping to play somewhere bigger and it’s such an important part of that communion of musicians playing together. For me it’s always been the most important thing. I will never be one of those people who’ll record alone and send someone a file. I never went into music in the first place to do that, it was for playing together and this is what it means. We need to play with people, we need gigs and we need community. Because without that, music means nothing.

Nowhere in the interview does Page say he’s planning to tour, let alone any time “soon”.

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13 Comments on "No, Jimmy Page isn’t planning to tour again soon"

  1. I love all of led Zeppelin’s music. Jimmy Page is great. I love to have seen him in 69. G.B.U. Jimmy Page

  2. It’s a shame Robert plant won’t come to realise it’s not about him it’s about the music it’s always been about the music jimmy page john Paul Jones and Jason Bonham have never wanted to play together again as much as they do now its go time I bet john Bonham were here he would kick plant in the ass.Robert I’ve followed led Zeppelin for forty some years if you got one thought in your head you would say hey let’s do it and see where it goes it would set the music world on fire it would be colossal led Zeppelin on tour I’d give anything to witness the greatest hard rock band in the world on stage!!!!!!

  3. La vera musica ti fa sentire un brivito sulla pelle quando la ascolti Robert Plant lo ha capito!Ha cambiato strada LA SUA STRADA !!! I LED ZEPPELIN SONO SOLO IL PASSATO !!

  4. A dream come true!!!you know you only get better with age. Your like fine wine. Age to perfection!!!

  5. It must be tuff having the whole world watching every thing you do. And how can top something that can’t be topped

  6. It’s too late.
    2007 was a last shot for Z.
    Plant is where he wants to be.
    I’ve seen no evidence of jimmy’s ability to play recently , like on you tube.
    Jones and Jason still viable as ever, but, ….. well
    , it’s over.

  7. Can someone ask him about his opinions on Greta Van Fleet I’m curious what he thinks about the band also John Paul Jones

  8. David craig stevens | 22nd November 2021 at 8:57 pm | Reply

    I wanna see Jimmy page play a 15 mi eut moby dick drum solo.also post a wind out video.just take a camcorder or 35mm cranking his gibson while sitting g on his couch in his living room.

    • Page cant cut it any more.
      He has a reputation to protect & I cant see him having the balls to play live. He has promised so many times to do something, i assume he is scratching his balls.Nothing would make me happier than to see him live or listen to some new music but alas I think its over.

  9. Sean Andrew Heaney | 24th November 2021 at 9:42 pm | Reply

    He Should Do A Studio Project w/PJ Harvey! Made For Each Other!

  10. Roy JOHN Watson | 26th November 2021 at 3:35 pm | Reply

    he wont do anything now or again its been 14 yeares since the 02 gig live with it hes to old to late to start anything now

  11. Sure it would be great to keep seeing Led Zep – even once more – as I do the Stones time after time – which I enjoy and appreciate. Nevertheless, these fine musicians have their own lives too, and have already given us much entertainment and good times – that I will always cherish and never forget. If they do tour… so much the better though! :)~

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