In the crowded pool of Led Zeppelin tribute bands that frequently cannonball their way on stage, the Philadelphia-based crew Get The Led Out is serious about swimming in the deep end.


In the crowded pool of Led Zeppelin tribute bands that frequently cannonball their way on stage, the Philadelphia-based crew Get The Led Out is serious about swimming in the deep end.

Get the Led Out will perform a 20-song concert at World Café Live at the Queen tonight.

Adult swim
Deviating from the usual makeup of most Zeppelin tribute acts that features a foursome like the original band, GTLO is comprised of a core group of six superb musicians, which sometimes expands to seven or eight members. Though Zeppelin rocked out as a foursome, the guys in GTLO know the legendary crew weren’t strangers to enlisting the help of other musicians on some of their tracks to help flesh them out, said bassist Billy Childs, a founding member of the ‘80s glam band Britny Fox.

“This is definitely a different animal,” Childs said of GTLO. “It’ll flip your head around.”

‘Super-duper-triple-mega hits’
Typically GTLO starts their shows off ushering in “super-duper-triple-mega hits” from Zeppelin’s catalog like “Stairway to Heaven” and “Dazed and Confused,” Childs said. Then the gang breaks out into a brief acoustic set with tunes such as “Tangerine” and “Black Mountain Side.” To bring it home, they return to the heavier stuff, conjuring up songs like “Wanton” and “Heartbreaker.”

“It’s almost like a play, it’s three acts,” Childs said. “People really get their money’s worth, brother.”