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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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Confirmation of the Date

Having read the obscure Las Vegas Weekly piece I verified the ONLY open date/non-travel day
possibility within August 1969 was August 11th.

On August 12th Jimmy flew to New York to mix Led Zeppelin II at A&R studios. His flight landed at JFK International and he was supposed to have been met by Peter Grant and journalist Ritchie Yorkie but the times were two hours off and they weren't there so Jimmy
took a cab to the studio.

At the studio, Jimmy and Eddie Kramer completed the mixing of 'Bring It On Home' and the playback for 'Living Loving Maid', 'Heartbreaker' and 'What Is And What Should Never Be'. Having listened to the playback, Jimmy, Peter and Ritchie conversed for some time.

Jimmy was flown from JFK International to LAX that night, and he rejoined the band at their hotel, the Continental Hyatt House on the Sunset Strip.

Where things got mysterious insofar as a possible performance in Las Vegas was Jimmy's outbound flight to New York had apparently transited Salt Lake City. One would think had he originated from Los Angeles he would have booked a direct flight to New York considering how pressed for time he was. A stop-over in Salt Lake City makes perfeect sense if he originated from Las Vegas instead.

In any event, Michael Chain of Pinkiny Canandy has graciously provided further confirmation of this performance, the date and venue to me. Note Led Zeppelin's next date was August 13th in Lubbock, TX. Unsure why Las Vegas Weekly mentions Phoenix as that is clearly incorrect.