February 2, 1977
Press Release: 1977 Tour Sold Out In Record Time
RECORDS SMASHED IN EIGHT CITIES
Feb. 2, 1977
In an unprecedented feat, Led Zeppelin the British rock and roll powerhouse, sold out every show on the first part of their upcoming U.S. tour in record time. In San Diego (Sports Arena – capacity 14,000) tickets were sold out in one and a half hours. Tickets in Houston (The Summit – capacity 17,000), were gone in three hours. In Dallas (Memorial Auditorium – capacity 10,000), where people had camped out the previous night in twelve degree weather, the show was sold out in three and a half hours. The Fort Worth (Tarrant County Convention Centre – capacity 14,500) tickets were gone in three and a half hours. The Baton Rouge seats (L.S.U. Assembly Hall – capacity 14,500) were gone in five hours. The Tempe show (Arizona State University Activities Centre – capacity 13,000) was sold out in a day and a half and tickets in Oklahoma City (The Myriad – capacity 14,000) vanished in four hours.
In Los Angeles where tickets for three shows went on sale Monday morning, January 31, (The Forum – capacity 18,000), people were lining up as early as the previous Wednesday. Tickets were sold out in two hours.