Led Zeppelin’s Merch Record Broken By THIS Retired Athlete – I Can’t Believe This!
Eclipses Led Zeppelin’s 2007 Record By $2.2 Million
When Led Zeppelin reunited in 2007 at London’s O2 Arena for their famed Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert, they became legends of another kind when it was discovered that merchandise sales exceeded over $1 million dollars USD, setting the record for most money earned through merchandise sales in a one-day event at an arena. Not surprising, considering theirs was one of the most highly anticipated band reunions in history!
Last week, Led Zeppelin’s merchandise record was left in the dust when newly retired Laker Kobe Bryant crushed it with a record total of over $3.2 million dollars in merchandise sold on the night of his final game.
Merch Sales By The Numbers
According to ESPN, the Staples Center in Los Angeles took in $1.2 million, with the average fan spending $61 and the average bill being $230.
As if that wasn’t huge enough, another $2 million in commemorative merchandise was sold online.
Personally, I’d rather spend $230 on Led Zeppelin merchandise, especially if it were at a reunion-style event!
Who knows – now that their record for merchandise has been beaten and with so many legendary bands hitting the road one last time, maybe this will be just enough incentive to spur Robert Plant to come back together with Jonesy, Jimmy, and Jason Bonham for one last trip on the “Stairway To Heaven”?