The Song Remains the Same: Get the Led Out replicates what fans love

Get the Led Out plays the recorded versions of Led Zeppelin songs, without improvisation. (Submitted)

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

Led Zeppelin fans who want to check out Get the Led Out should not expect the musicians to look like the classic rock legends. They won’t improvise either.

Get the Led Out plays the recorded versions of Led Zeppelin songs.

“I love classic rock,” singer Paul Sinclair says. “We’ve heard the album versions a zillion times. Everybody knows those versions and every nuance of Robert Plant’s vocals and the drum fills.

“People can’t get enough of it still. Why not just replicate what people already know and love?”

Get the Led Out will do just that at the Fox Tucson Theatre at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 25.

With Get the Led Out, each show is different, as the band wants to respect those who attend multiple gigs. 

“From their albums, there are 73 songs,” he says about Led Zeppelin. 

“We have performed 67 of them in concert. There are only six we haven’t performed yet because we haven’t worked them up. We have this one fan who keeps asking for ‘Hats Off to Roy Harper,’ but he’s the only person who’s asked for this in 19 years. It’s more of a sound effects kind of piece. I’d like to get all these songs under my belt before leaving planet Earth.”

Recently, Get the Led Out honored a fan who saw the act 100 times by learning and playing “I’m Gonna Crawl.”

“Usually, you’re naturally going to hear ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and ‘Moby Dick’ each show,” he says. “There are maybe six songs that are there every night. But we play 20 songs a night. There is anywhere from 10 to 14 different songs from one night to the next. Zeppelin has a massive catalog.

“It encourages people to come. Fans follow us like the (Grateful) Dead.”

Sinclair loves his job as much as fans adore his band.

“I won’t be able to express how much joy I get from doing this,” he says. “When I was a kid watching the Monkees, I wanted to be Davy Jones. I would live a fun life, have pretty girls, travel with friends and stay up late. That’s the life I wanted to lead. I never thought I’d be in a Led Zeppelin tribute band in my 50s, but, by God, it’s the greatest thing.” 

Get the Led Out

WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday, September 25

WHERE: Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress Street, Tucson

COST: Tickets start at $27.50

INFO: 520-547-3040,