May 16, 1977
Press Release: LZ Continue Tour Through Summer
LED ZEPPELIN CONTINUE RECORD BREAKING U.S. TOUR THROUGH SUMMER
Swan Song Official Press Release
May 16, 1977
Led Zeppelin continue their record breaking U.S. tour. The British rock and roll powerhouse will play several concerts in July and August, including such prestigious outdoor venues as the Superdome and the Oakland Coliseum. The dates are as follows: July 17 – Seattle (Kingdome); July 20 – Tempe, Arizona (Activities Center); July 23 and 24 – Oakland Coliseum; July 30 – New Orleans (Superdome); August 2 and 3 – Chicago (Stadium); August 6 – Buffalo (Rich Stadium); August 9 and 10 – Pittsburgh (Arena).
Announcements as to the specific ticket sale dates will be made prior to June 15 through local radio stations and newspapers.
Led Zeppelin are the biggest drawing group in history. On April 30, at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, they smashed the world’s record for the largest paid attendance at a single artist performance with an audience of 76,229. They have sold over 26 million records – their fourth album alone having sold in excess of 7 million copies. Their song “Stairway to Heaven”, released six years ago, is still the selection played most often on FM radio.
Three years ago, Led Zeppelin founded their own record company, Swan Song, which is the most successful artist-owned label in history. Their manager, Peter Grant is president.