Zep Rumor Hits U.K.

The newest Led Zeppelin rumor is here: The band will kick off an 18-month world tour next year, starting with the Glastonbury festival.

"It will kick off at next year’s Glastonbury after Robert Plant has finished touring with American country star Alison Krauss," a source allegedly close to the band told U.K. newspaper Daily Express.

"Plant and Krauss have a new album out right now and he is committed to that for the next couple of months at least."

The rumor is an informed one. A Zeppelin tour would certainly not launch quickly, considering the commitments of large venues. And word is Plant is committed to touring with Krauss, which leaves the late summer for a tour launch.

But 18 months? It’s hard enough to imagine a re-formed Pink Floyd visiting markets beyond the biggest cities, much less a re-formed Zeppelin that includes at least one band member who has expressed hesitancy. Could it be that much of the alleged tour be multiple nights in large markets, including a residency at The O2 arena?

Of course, that’s what’s fun about rumors – they make anything possible.