Led Zeppelin European Tour 1973

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Europe 1973
LedZepEuro1973.jpg
Poster for Led Zeppelin's concert at Munich, used to help promote its 1973 European tour
Concert tour by Led Zeppelin
Associated album Houses of the Holy
Start date 2 March 1973
End date 2 April 1973
Legs 1
Shows 22 scheduled, 20 performed
Led Zeppelin concert chronology
United Kingdom 1972/1973 Europe 1973 North America 1973

Led Zeppelin's 1973 European Tour was a concert tour of Europe by the English rock band. The tour commenced on 2 March and concluded on 2 April 1973.

This tour began just four weeks after Led Zeppelin's previous tour of the United Kingdom. It is notable for the crowd violence which occurred at some shows, with concerts at Marseilles and Lille being canceled as a result of riots by fans which had taken place at the band's earlier performances in France.[1]

Some critics consider Led Zeppelin to have been at their technical peak during this tour,[1][2] which took place shortly before the release of their fifth album. Several tracks from this album were performed on the tour, namely "Over the Hills and Far Away", "Dancing Days", "The Song Remains the Same", "The Rain Song" and "The Ocean".

Tour set list[edit]

The fairly typical set list for the tour was:

  1. "Rock and Roll" (Page, Plant, Jones, Bonham)
  2. "Over the Hills and Far Away" (Page, Plant)
  3. "Black Dog" (Page, Plant, Jones)
  4. "Misty Mountain Hop" (Jones, Page, Plant)
  5. "Since I've Been Loving You" (Page, Plant, Jones)
  6. "Dancing Days" (Page, Plant)
  7. "Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp" (Page, Plant, Jones)
  8. "The Song Remains the Same" (Page, Plant)
  9. "The Rain Song" (Page, Plant)
  10. "Dazed and Confused" (Page)
  11. "Stairway to Heaven" (Page, Plant)
  12. "Whole Lotta Love" (Bonham, Dixon, Jones, Page, Plant)

Encores (variations of the following list):

There were some set list substitutions, variations, and order switches during the tour.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
2 March 1973 Copenhagen Denmark K.B. Hallen
4 March 1973 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
6 March 1973 Stockholm Kungliga tennishallen
7 March 1973
10 March 1973 Oslo Norway
11 March 1973 Rotterdam Netherlands
12 March 1973 Brussels Belgium
13 March 1973 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
14 March 1973 Nuremberg Wiener Messehalle
16 March 1973 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
17 March 1973 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
19 March 1973 Berlin Deutschlandhalle
21 March 1973 Hamburg Musikhalle
22 March 1973 Essen Grugahalle
23 March 1973 Cologne
24 March 1973 Offenburg Ortenauhalle
26 March 1973 Lyon France Palais des Sports
27 March 1973 Nancy Parc des Expositions
29 March 1973 Marseille (Cancelled)
31 March 1973 Lille (Cancelled)
1 April 1973 Saint-Ouen Palais des Sports
2 April 1973

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lewis, Dave and Pallett, Simon (1997) Led Zeppelin: The Concert File, London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-5307-4, p. 88.
  2. ^ Luis Rey (1997) Led Zeppelin Live: An Illustrated Exploration of Underground Tapes, Ontario: The Hot Wacks Press, p. 250.