Led Zeppelin United Kingdom and Scandinavian Tour 1969

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United Kingdom and Scandinavia 1969
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Poster for Led Zeppelin's concert at Stockholm, used to help promote its 1969 tour of the U.K. and Scandinavia
Concert tour by Led Zeppelin
Associated album Led Zeppelin
Start date 1 March 1969
End date 17 April 1969
Legs 1
Shows 28
Led Zeppelin concert chronology
North America 1968/1969 United Kingdom & Scandinavia 1969 North America Spring 1969

Led Zeppelin's 1969 tour of the United Kingdom and Scandinavia was a concert tour of the United Kingdom and Scandinavia by the English rock band. The tour commenced on 1 March and concluded on 17 April 1969.

During this tour, Led Zeppelin made a number of live television appearances, including one date in Denmark on 17 March,[1] a session at BBC TV studios on March 21[2] and a session at Staines on March 25,[3] the last for the filming of the Supershow. Some of these early filmed sessions were later released on the Led Zeppelin DVD (2003). They were part of manager Peter Grant's early strategy to build public awareness of the group. However, his dissatisfaction with the medium (particularly its inferior audio quality), would soon lead him to make the band unavailable for television again.[4]

Led Zeppelin's debut album was belatedly released in the United Kingdom part-way through this tour, in late March 1969.[4]

Tour set list[edit]

The fairly typical set list for the tour was:

  1. "Train Kept A-Rollin'" (Bradshaw, Kay, Mann)
  2. "I Gotta Move" (on 14 March only)
  3. "I Can't Quit You Baby" (Dixon)
  4. "As Long As I Have You" (Mimms)
  5. "Dazed and Confused" (Page)
  6. "You Shook Me" (Dixon, Lenoir)
  7. "Communication Breakdown" (Bonham, Jones, Page)
  8. "White Summer"/"Black Mountain Side" (Page)
  9. "Pat's Delight" (Bonham)
  10. "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" (Bredon, Page, Plant)
  11. "How Many More Times" (Bonham, Jones, Page)

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

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
1 March 1969 London England Fishmonger's Hall
2 March 1969 Plymouth Van Dyke Club
3 March 1969 London Playhouse Theatre (BBC)
5 March 1969 Cardiff Wales The Locarno
7 March 1969 London England Hornsey Wood Tavern
10 March 1969 Edmonton Cooks Ferry Inn
12 March 1969 Leicester Leicester University
14 March 1969 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Konserthuset
afternoon show
Uppsala University
evening show
15 March 1969 Gladsaxe Denmark Teen Clubs Box 45, Egegaard, Skole
afternoon show
Brøndby Brøndby Pop-Club, Norregard Hallen
evening show
16 March 1969 Copenhagen Tivolis Koncertsal
2 shows
17 March 1969 Gladsaxe TV-Byen (Danish TV)
21 March 1969 London England "How Late It Is" (BBC TV)
22 March 1969 Birmingham Mother's Club
23 March 1969 Peterlee Argos Butterfly Jazz and Blues Club
24 March 1969 Edmonton Cooks Ferry Inn
25 March 1969 Staines British Supershow
28 March 1969 London Marquee Club
29 March 1969 Bromley Bromley College of Technology
30 March 1969 Southall Potter's Bar
1 April 1969 Hampstead Klooks Kleek
5 April 1969 London Roundhouse
8 April 1969 Welwyn Garden City The Cherry Tree
12 April 1969 Tolworth Toby Jug
14 April 1969 Stoke-on-Trent
17 April 1969 Sunderland

References[edit]

  1. ^ Led Zeppelin official website: concert summary
  2. ^ Led Zeppelin official website: concert summary
  3. ^ Led Zeppelin official website: concert summary
  4. ^ a b Lewis, Dave and Pallett, Simon (1997) Led Zeppelin: The Concert File, London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-5307-4, p. 20.

External links[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Lewis, Dave and Pallett, Simon (1997) Led Zeppelin: The Concert File, London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-5307-4.