Led Zeppelin North American Tour Autumn 1969

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North America Autumn 1969
Concert by Led Zeppelin
Poster for Led Zeppelin's concert at the Winterland Ballroom, used to help promote its Autumn 1969 North American tour
Associated album Led Zeppelin II
Start date 17 October 1969
End date 8 November 1969
Legs 1
No. of shows 20
Led Zeppelin concert chronology

Led Zeppelin's Autumn 1969 North American Tour was the fourth concert tour of North America by the English rock band. The tour commenced on 17 October and concluded on 8 November 1969.

This tour is notable for the fact that Led Zeppelin were the first pop act to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City since the Rolling Stones in the mid-1960s,[1] and also for their three performances at Bill Graham's Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco (the alternate venue offered to those bands which pulled crowds too large for the smaller Fillmore West venue).[2]

Another significant concert which took place during this tour took place at the Boston Garden on 25 October.[3] For this gig, the band performed to an audience of 15,000 and grossed $45,000.[2] It was a precursor to the scale of concerts the band would perform on future tours, where they regularly filled large auditoriums and stadiums. The band's manager, Peter Grant, later commented:

This performance makes me realise that we can be bigger than the Stones and The Beatles [2]

The band released their hugely popular second album on 22 October 1969, part-way though this tour.

Tour set list[edit]

The fairly typical set list for the tour was:

  1. "Good Times Bad Times" (intro) / "Communication Breakdown" (Bonham, Jones, Page)
  2. "I Can't Quit You Baby" (Dixon)
  3. "Heartbreaker" (Bonham, Page, Plant)
  4. "Dazed and Confused" (Page)
  5. "You Shook Me" (Dixon, Lenoir)
  6. "White Summer"/"Black Mountain Side" (Page)
  7. "What Is And What Should Never Be" (Page, Plant) (Added starting on 30 October)
  8. "Moby Dick" (Bonham)
  9. "How Many More Times" (Bonham, Jones, Page)

There were some set list substitutions, variations, and order switches during the tour. Also played at times were:

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
17 October 1969 New York City United States Carnegie Hall
18 October 1969 Detroit Detroit Olympia
19 October 1969 Chicago Kinetic Playground
2 shows
20 October 1969 Seattle Paramount Theater
21 October 1969 Philadelphia Electric Factory
23 October 1969 Seattle Seattle Center Arena
24 October 1969 Cleveland Public Hall
25 October 1969 Boston Boston Garden
26 October 1969 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
30 October 1969 Buffalo Kleinhans Music Hall
31 October 1969 Providence Gansett Tribal Rock FestivalRhode Island Auditorium
1 November 1969 Syracuse Onondaga Veterans Auditorium
2 November 1969 Toronto Canada O'Keefe Centre
2 shows
4 November 1969 Kitchener Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex
5 November 1969 Kansas City United States Memorial Hall
6 November 1969 San Francisco Winterland Ballroom
7 November 1969
8 November 1969


  1. ^ Led Zeppelin official website: concert summary
  2. ^ a b c Lewis, Dave and Pallett, Simon (1997) Led Zeppelin: The Concert File, London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-5307-4, p. 38.
  3. ^ Led Zeppelin official website: concert summary

External links[edit]


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