Average: 5 (373 votes)

August 7, 1969

Las Vegas, NV US

Ice Palace

Setlist:

Setlists during this tour include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown

Notes:

This date is now confirmed by multiple sources, including JPJ who recalls the show.

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8-7-1969 Las Vegas Sun: "Curfew with be extended until midnight for all youngsters under 18 years old attending the "Lead" Zeppelin rock and roll concert at the Ice Palace. Curfew is normally 10 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on Friday and Saturday nights".

4-12-1970, LV Journal Review: "The youthful, hardworking, crowd-pleasing favorites, appeared in Las Vegas once before, in August 1969."

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Las Vegas Weekly - "top 25" concerts held in Vegas

3. Led Zeppelin, Las Vegas Ice Palace, 1969
Though the Internet purports Zeppelin's only Vegas-related date to have been an April 19, 1970, Convention Center cancellation  we've spoken to a dozen individuals who vividly recall getting the Led out at this once-hopping all-ages venue in the Commercial Center off Sahara Ave. It went down atop the wood-covered ice of a hockey arena—most likely, we deduce, on either August 11 or 12, between shows in San Diego and Phoenix—with fans of the band's blues-driven early music fanning across the plywood floor and up the bleachers along the sides. "They were good, except when Jimmy Page pulled out that violin bow and drove me nuts with it for the next 25 minutes," recalls Las Vegas resident Tom Burt. "It was before they were really big—they only had their first album out—but if you knew what was goin' on, you knew who they were."

From Michael Chain in the group PINKINY CANANDY: "We were second on the bill. A local band opened the show (at the Ice Palace in Las Vegas), then Pinkiny Canandy (Michael Chain) and then Zeppelin. (w/ thanks to Steve A. Jones)

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Wolf Ticket

Wolf Ticket also opened for the Doors at the Ice Palace in early November, 1969. They did Back Door Man. Brad Garrett sang an anatomically correct version of just what it was that he ate more of than any man ever seen. It was a transparent attempt to force a confrontation with the Sheriff's Office (this was before Metro). The cops were swarming around the stage but seemed oblivious to what was going on. They were focused on Jim Morrison, this being the venue that followed his arrest on obscenity charges in Florida. By the time The Doors took the stage they were literally joined by the sheriff's finest. The concert went off without any life altering obscenities, if you don't count cops on stage.