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Persistent rumours and frenzied Internet chat about the likelihood of one or more Led Zeppelin concerts in late August at Toronto's Rogers Centre – formerly the SkyDome – are just that, says one of two rock promoters large enough to handle an event of such magnitude in this part of the world.

"They're just rumours," Debra Rathwell, senior VP at Anschutz Entertainment Group Live and head of the company's New York office, told the Toronto Star.

"(Roots music star) Alison Krauss and (Led Zeppelin front man) Robert Plant are touring together till at least the end of July, and Plant has made it perfectly clear that he doesn't want to tour with Led Zeppelin.

"Of course, stranger things have happened, but I can tell you that my office is not involved in any Led Zeppelin concerts in Toronto or anywhere else,"
Rathwell added.

Calls to the Toronto office of Live Nation, the other major rock promoter capable of pulling off a Zeppelin show, were not returned.

The rumours began early this week when a MuchMusic blogger reported an unnamed "reliable source" suggesting four SkyDome dates are about to be announced.

Several spots are indeed open on the Rogers Centre calendar in August, including sequential dates Aug. 11-14 and Aug. 25-31. However, nothing has been booked for that month other than Blue Jays baseball and Argos football games, a Rogers Centre spokesperson said yesterday.

"Led Zeppelin does not have a August concert date at the Rogers Centre."

A search of the Internet concert listing service Pollstar reveals no Led Zeppelin dates, although Internet ticket broker TicketsNow is offering email alerts to customers on the basis of "rumours of a Led Zeppelin tour."

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October xx, 1968 - Led Zeppelin is recorded
October 19, 1968 - Final performance as the New Yardbirds
October 31, 1969 - Led Zeppelin II is released in the US
October 17, 1969 - Bonham is thrilled to play Carnegie Hall where Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa have performed
October 23, 1970 - Led Zeppelin III is released in the US
October xx, 1970 - The press lash out at the band over the Led Zeppelin III acoustic content
October xx, 1971 - Page and Plant venture around Thailand and India after the Japan tour
October 18, 1972 - Zeppelin rehearse at the Rainbow Theater for a UK tour
October xx, 1973 - Each member performs an individual film sequence for their concept film
October 31, 1974 - Swan Song hosts a party for the launch of its UK division
October xx, 1975 - Led Zeppelin decide not to tour and concentrate on recording new material
October 20, 1976 - The Song Remains The Same premieres at New York’s Cinema One
October xx, 1977 - Jimmy starts assembling a Led Zeppelin live album from recordings as far back as 1969
October xx, 1978 - Jones and Bonham record with Paul McCartney at Abbey Road Studios
October xx, 1978 - Rehearsals for In Through The Out Door in London
October xx, 1979 - All nine Led Zeppelin albums enter the Billboards Top 200 -- no other band has ever achieved this
October 10, 1980 - A private funeral is held for John Bonham at Rushock church in Worcestershire
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