Average: 5 (373 votes)

August 7, 1969

Las Vegas, NV US

Ice Palace


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


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


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."


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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Led Zeppelin concert in 1969

     Led Zepplin did play the Ice palace in 1969. I was 15 years old and had mever been  to a concert before.  My older brother was taking his girl friend and they  asked if I was interested in going.  I said sure, why not.  The local radio station was playing hideous ads , saying "Led Zeppelin, fresh out of sold out night clubs in Los Angeles,a reverb echoing.  I was just expecting to have some fun, but I was stunned and amazed.  With the spot light on Jimmy Page he pulled out a violin bow and played sounds I had never heared.  It was just him and a spot light sparkling his glittering green pants.  When he finished with the violin bow, he just shredded a 20  minute solo.  I didn't know the songs but you didn't need to because their was no doubt these guys were going to be Super Stars.   By the way, tickets were $3.50.  After that event I started attending every concert, but nothing came close to that night.   Also, a lot of major bands played the ice palace.  Three Dog Night, Steely Dan, Loggins and Messina and many More.  Eventually concerts switched to the convention center but I was disappointed.  The Ice Palace didn't have a bad seat in the house.  You could get up close and personal with the performers.  Any way Led Zeppelin made the greates impact in my concert memories!


Paul Rowell

Rio Rancho, NM