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AUSTRALIAN ROCK COLLECTIVE ARC PRESENTS LED ZEPPELIN IV

22 June 2024 8:00 pm

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Aussie supergroup AUSTRALIAN ROCK COLLECTIVE (ARC) – Darren Middleton (Powderfinger), Mark Wilson (Jet), Davey Lane (You Am I) and Kram (Spiderbait) – are joining forces again to bring to life one of the greatest albums of all time, Led Zeppelin’s 1971 masterpiece, Led Zeppelin IV.

Hitting the road for a 12-date national tour in June 2024, ARC will perform Led Zeppelin IV in full, from start to finish, to be followed by a second set playing classics and fan favourites selected from Led Zeppelin’s lauded catalogue.

Hailed as one of the most innovative, successful and influential bands of modern music, their untitled fourth album commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV features the eight-minute epic “Stairway to Heaven,” “Going to California,” “Black Dog,” and “Rock and Roll.”

ARC presents Led Zeppelin IV marks the band’s fifth national outing preceded the unanimously praised and sold-out tours paying homage to Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon (2023), Neil Young’s Harvest (2022), The Beatles’ Let It Be (2021) and the extended dates of their debut tour, The Beatles’ Abbey Road (2019-2020)

Led Zeppelin – Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and John Paul Jones – released Led Zeppelin IV on November 8, 1971. Produced by guitarist Jimmy Page, the album was recorded between December 1970 and February 1971 at the historic English cottage, Headley Grange.

The informal recording environment inspired the band, allowing them to try different arrangements of material and create songs in various styles. After the band’s previous album, Led Zeppelin III, received lukewarm reviews from critics they decided their fourth album would officially be untitled and would be represented instead by four symbols – one chosen by each band member – without featuring the name or any other details on the cover.

As with prior albums, most of the material was written by the band, though there was one cover song, a hard rock re-interpretation of the Memphis Minnie blues song “When the Levee Break.”

Led Zeppelin IV was a commercial and critical success and the band’s best-selling album, shipping more than 37 million copies worldwide while critics have regularly placed it highly on lists of the greatest albums of all time. Led Zeppelin were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

 

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“This was an incredible performance!”    HiFi Way

“Some of Australia’s best musicians playing some of the greatest songs of all time.”   The Music

“ARC takes a bow for curtain call to a second standing ovation and depart. The audience are having none of this, demanding a return for a final encore.”   BMA

 

About ARC (Australian Rock Collective)

Darren Middleton (POWDERFINGER), Mark Wilson (JET), Davey Lane (YOU AM I) and Kram (SPIDERBAIT) have joined forces to become ARC, one of the most collectively celebrated and successful supergroups in Australia’s rock history with 33 ARIA Awards and 16 Top Ten ARIA albums combined.

Kram – Drummer and vocalist for Spiderbait, one of Australia’s most successful and respected alternative rock bands, and Australian rock supergroup, The Wrights.

Mark Wilson – Bassist, pianist and backing vocalist for the internationally acclaimed rock band, Jet.

Darren Middleton – Guitarist and songwriter for one of the most successful Australian rock bands of the past two decades, Powderfinger, and now a successful solo artist. Darren released his 8-song mini album Home in January 2023.

Davey Lane – Guitarist for definitive Australian rock band You Am I, The Pictures and rock supergroup The Wrights. In 2020 Davey released his latest solo album, Don’t Bank Your Heart On It.

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