Thursday, February 20, 2020

Japanese guitarist Mr. JIMMY brings his Led Zeppelin tribute band back to Pittsburgh, March 6.

Japanese guitarist Akio “Jimmy” Sakurai will play at the Hard Rock Cafe on March 6 with his Led Zeppelin tribute band Mr. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival.
Japanese guitarist Akio “Jimmy” Sakurai has dedicated over 35 years of his life to faithfully recreating vintage Led Zeppelin concerts note-for-note. With years of practice and an incredible backstory, MR. JIMMY is a Led Zeppelin revival like you’ve never experienced before!

In snowbound Tokamachi, Japan, teenaged Akio Sakurai took refuge in his room, escaping to another world with a pair of headphones and a pile of Led Zeppelin records. Moving to Tokyo, Akio worked as a “salary man” by day, but by night became “MR. JIMMY,” adopting the guitar chops and persona of Jimmy Page. For 35 years, Akio recreated vintage Zeppelin concerts note-for-note in small Tokyo clubs, until the “real” Jimmy Page stopped by one night, and Akio’s life changed forever.
General admission tickets are still available from $35. Pittsburgh's Hard Rock Cafe is located in Station Square (map).