January 25, 1977
1977 U.S. Tour - Press Release
(These dates would be delayed due to Robert Plant contracting laryngitis).
Swan Song Inc., Official Press Release - January 25, 1977
LED ZEPPELIN TO TOUR U.S.
FIRST LIVE PERFORMANCES IN TWO YEARS
On February 27, 1977, Led Zeppelin will return to the concert stage for the first time in two years. The itinerary for the first part of the tour is as follows: Feb. 27 - Ft. Worth, Texas (Tarrant County Convention Centre); Feb. 28 – Houston (The Summit); March 1 - Baton Rouge (Louisiana State University Assembly Hall); March 3 - Oklahoma City (The Myriad); March 4 - Dallas (Memorial Auditorium); March 6 - Tempe (Arizona St. University Activities Center); March 8 - San Diego (Sports Arena); March 9,12,13 - Los Angeles (The Forum).
Eight years ago Led Zeppelin exploded onto the music scene with their first LP, creating a new genre of progressive music. Eight platinum albums later, they continue to break new ground on record, stage, and screen.
Led Zeppelin have sold over 25 million records world- wide.- Their fourth LP, according to Billboard magazine is the biggest selling rock album ever! In concert they have broken attendance records around the world - most notably in 1973 at Tampa Stadium in Florida when they broke the Beatles seven year old record for the largest paid audience for a single- artist performance in history.
On screen, their recently released feature film, "The Song Remains The Same", remained among the top ten grossing films in Variety's charts for over a month. Led Zeppelin are managed by Peter Grant who is also president of their record label, Swan Song.