May 22, 1973
Press Release: LZ Continues Record Shattering Tour
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From: Danny Goldberg / Larry Friedman
Official Press Release: May 22, 1973
LED ZEPPELIN CONTINUES RECORD -SHATTERING TOUR
ATTENDANCE MARKS FALL IN DALLAS AND FT. WORTH
Led Zeppelin, well on their way to the most successful rock tour in history, showed once again that they are the most popular group since the Beatles. In Dallas May 18, Led Zeppelin drew 10,000 fans to Memorial Hall and then came back the very next night with a standing-room-only concert in Ft. Worth that drew 13,500. With back-to-back dates in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, Led Zeppelin had set yet another record by selling out both arenas on successive nights.
Terry Bassett, head of Concerts West, the leading rock promoter in the South, stated that the selling out of both places was unprecedented. He mentioned that an Alice Cooper concert scheduled for Ft. Worth had to be cancelled recently due to the lack of sales following a Dallas appearance. Bassett also stated that a recent concert by Chicago had drawn only 3,200 in Ft. Worth following their appearance in Dallas the night before.
Attendance figures like these are not uncommon on Led Zeppelin's current U.S. tour. They set a record in Atlanta nay 4 with a crowd of 49,236 at Braves' Stadium and then flew to Tampa the next night, where they broke a record set by the Beatles back in 1965 at New York's Shea Stadium, with a crowd estimated at over 57,000 and a one-night gross of $309,000. The Beatles had drawn 55,000 and grossed $301,000 at Shea.