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  • July 7, 1975
    Oakland 1975 Announcement - Press Release

    Swan Song Inc. Official Press Release - July 7, 1975
     
    LED ZEPPELIN TO RETURN TO U.S.A. IN AUGUST.
    OAKLAND STADIUM CONCERTS AUGUST 23-24 ARE FIRST TO BE ANNOUNCED

    Led Zeppelin, who sold out 33 concerts at the beginning of the year, and who hold attendance records in most major cities, are returning to the United States to play in areas of the country that their Winter tour missed.

    The first dates to be announced are Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24 at Oakland Stadium. 55,000 seats will be sold to each of the two concerts at $10.00, making a $1.1 million gross potential for the two days. The concerts will be in the afternoon, and The Pretty Things (who record for Zeppelin's Swan Song label) and Joe Walsh will also be on the bill.

    Bill Graham is the promoter of the concerts at the Oakland Stadium, which is normally used as the baseball field for the World Champion Oakland A's.

    Further Led Zeppelin concerts will be announced shortly, according to Zeppelin attorney Steve Weiss.

    Led Zeppelin, for the past several years, has been the biggest grossing and top record selling rock act in the world. Recently they had all six of their albums on the Billboard chart at the same time -- an unprecedented feat. All of their albums have been "platinum", signifying more than a million units sold and the highest accolade the record industry can bestow.

    Their most recent "Physical Graffiti" is still on all charts after more than five months, and has retailed more than $13 million!

    Led Zeppelin consists of Robert Plant, lead vocalist, Jimmy Page, lead guitarist, John Paul Jones, bass and keyboards, and John Bonham, drums.

    Zeppelin is managed by Peter Grant and in partnership with him, they have their own record label, Swan Song. In one year of existence, Swan Song has released five albums, including three gold albums. All five have been on the charts, and total sales have been more than $27 million. This is by far the most successful label ever started by a rock group. Besides Led Zeppelin, Swan Song's roster includes Bad Company, Maggie Bell and the Pretty Things.

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Oakland 1975 Announcement - Press Release
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Swan Song Inc. Official Press Release - July 7, 1975
 
LED ZEPPELIN TO RETURN TO U.S.A. IN AUGUST.
OAKLAND STADIUM CONCERTS AUGUST 23-24 ARE FIRST TO BE ANNOUNCED

Led Zeppelin, who sold out 33 concerts at the beginning of the year, and who hold attendance records in most major cities, are returning to the United States to play in areas of the country that their Winter tour missed.

The first dates to be announced are Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24 at Oakland Stadium. 55,000 seats will be sold to each of the two concerts at $10.00, making a $1.1 million gross potential for the two days. The concerts will be in the afternoon, and The Pretty Things (who record for Zeppelin's Swan Song label) and Joe Walsh will also be on the bill.

Bill Graham is the promoter of the concerts at the Oakland Stadium, which is normally used as the baseball field for the World Champion Oakland A's.

Further Led Zeppelin concerts will be announced shortly, according to Zeppelin attorney Steve Weiss.

Led Zeppelin, for the past several years, has been the biggest grossing and top record selling rock act in the world. Recently they had all six of their albums on the Billboard chart at the same time -- an unprecedented feat. All of their albums have been "platinum", signifying more than a million units sold and the highest accolade the record industry can bestow.

Their most recent "Physical Graffiti" is still on all charts after more than five months, and has retailed more than $13 million!

Led Zeppelin consists of Robert Plant, lead vocalist, Jimmy Page, lead guitarist, John Paul Jones, bass and keyboards, and John Bonham, drums.

Zeppelin is managed by Peter Grant and in partnership with him, they have their own record label, Swan Song. In one year of existence, Swan Song has released five albums, including three gold albums. All five have been on the charts, and total sales have been more than $27 million. This is by far the most successful label ever started by a rock group. Besides Led Zeppelin, Swan Song's roster includes Bad Company, Maggie Bell and the Pretty Things.

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Jeff Aleff's picture

I purchased 5 $10.00 tickets for the first show on August 23rd at the Oakland Stadium. One ticket was for myself and four were to scalp. I was 17 and this was my first venture in the potential lucrative business.

I convinced my friends that we needed to go. Santa Rosa, California is about 60 miles from the Stadium and we were ready. I was the only one that had extra tickets. It was the first time any of us were to see Led Zeppelin.

The concert got cancelled. All I had heard at the time was that the concert was cancelled because Robert Plant hurt his elbow.

I turned in my tickets and got my $50 bucks back.

I read on this site what actually happened and what happened later.

My condolences to the Plant family and to their families and friends.

I'm still reading. I've got some catching up to do.

Sincerely,

Jeff Aleff

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