It seems as though Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day, a film showcasing the band’s 2007 one-off reunion show in London, isn’t cranking it to 11 in movie theaters across the U.S.
The band’s official Facebook page made a post today in response to numerous fans complaining that the screenings have been playing the film far too quietly for their liking. It reads:
“We have been made aware that at some screenings of Celebration Day, there have been complaints that the sound is not loud enough. Omniverse, the film’s distributors have been working with local cinema chains to ensure that this issue is addressed urgently. However, it is a good idea to check with the cinema before the screening that they will be playing it loud!”
Some fan posts on the Facebook page claim movie theater managers were having to turn up the volume minutes after “Good Times Bad Times,” the first song featured in the concert, because of overwhelming complaints about the levels. Some people are having fun with the problem; one Facebook fan joked that most Led Zeppelin fans are old and deaf at this point in time.
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones held a press conference in New York earlier this month to promote the film, but were not asked about the volume issue.
Those who have seen “Celebration Day” in theaters: Have you experienced this sound issue? Tell us in the comments below!
– Chris Coyle, KZOK Seattle