Average: 5 (357 votes)

August 11, 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:

The show is reportedly organized by local promoter Michael Tell (who later married Patty Duke).

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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Zep @ Ice Palace 1969.

We were there. We drove from Bullhead City AZ. We were all transplanted teens from cities.

Most of our parents moved to the desert to get us kids away from bad things, especially DRUGS!!!!!

BACKFIRE! Bullhead City was named th.e #1 drug crossroad in America in 1969 by the FBI and DEA!

Little old Bullhead just happened to be the BULLSEYE between Mexico, Phoenix, Las Vegas, L.A and all of Southern California.

Anyway, the show was amazing to us kids! We were sixteenish. Someone started a fire extinguisher party! Foam everywhere! 

We were all running and sliding on the wet boards laid over the ice. It was great!

 

The sound was as you'd expect. SHIT! But, They were GODS! OMG as the kids say now. THEY WERE GODS!! 

Wasn't a great show. It was the most exciting thing I've ever seen. It changed my life!