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    The legalization of same-sex marriage in New York didn't happen quietly, so it only seems natural that the ensuing weddings proceed with equal noise and fanfare.

    At least, that seems to be the idea behind all-female tribute band Lez Zeppelin's scheduled rock concert wedding.

    Drummer Leesa Harrington-Squyres, an ordained minister, will perform an actual marriage ceremony just before the band's big end-of-summer concert at the Irving Plaza on Friday, August 26, according to a press release from Live Nation.

    The band is inviting "all lovebirds" of "all persuasions" to take part in the more intimate musical ceremony before the doors open to the general public.

    "In light of the historic moment here in our very own New York, and as we are in the unique position of actually being able to marry people, we thought it would be a beautiful and magical way to say 'thank you' to our fans," said band leader and guitarist Steph Paynes.

    After the service, the couples and their guests will get VIP access to special areas of the club for the concert to follow.

    Lez Zeppelin recently released Lez Zeppelin I, a recreation of Led Zeppelin's 1969 debut. A recent New York Times feature on Lez Zeppelin said the band has "somehow harnessed the energy, a kind of magical looseness, that helped catapult Led Zeppelin into the rock ‘n’ roll canon.”

    For more information on the wedding and group packages, contact lezgetmarried@kayosproductions.com. Tickets are available at livenation.com.

    Learn more at lezgetmarried.com or visit the band's website at lezzeppelin.com.