Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Report: Charity concert will see Jimmy Page play Saturday in Brazil

The last report about Jimmy Page didn't go so well, but let's try this.

The guitarist is said to be playing in a Rio de Janiero school auditorium this Saturday, Nov. 28, at a benefit for one of his charities. According to a translation of the Portugese-language O Globo, tickets to a concert featuring Page and other acts are selling for upwards of $100. The article says Page would be performing along with some school bands and acts called Pepeu Gomes, George Israel and Kid Abelha, the article says.

The intimate event would be Page's first concert appearance of the year. In 2008, Page played a much more high-profile event at the Olympics, and also joined John Paul Jones in sitting in with the Foo Fighters one night in London. Those have been his only onstage appearances since the Led Zeppelin reunion concert on Dec. 10, 2007.

Casa Jimmy, a shelter for abandoned street children in Rio de Janiero, opened 11 years ago as a program of one of the charities Page supports, Task Brazil. A source familiar with Page's charity work tells this fundraiser couldn't have come at a better time given a current need for financial support.

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