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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The legacy of Wolfticket continued in the 70's with Tom's(who inspired me to actually have the courage to play) younger brother Tim(me) on guitar, Ed Popile bass and vocals, Joni James on vocals, Richard Olsen on percussion, and of course our friend that has passed on years ago, Marshall Branch on keyboards. Marshall was the the leader of this incarnation of Wolfticket and took the band to a new level. I remember Marshall picking up the first (I believe) Melatron(spelling questionable) in Las Vegas at that time. My brother Tom (Wolfticket lead guitarist and band founder) was quite the inovator as he actually had the first Sitar in southern Nevada prior to Wolfticket, possibly between WT and the Calico blues band. I still remember when he brought that thing home! Anyone remember fantasy park and red rock? Foggy, hazy memory rings true Marshall. Unfortuneately, Vegas rock history has little to say about this wonderful band that spanned two decades. There was a third incarnation (was there a 4th or 5th?) of the band with Ed, Joni, Marshall, and I believe Justin (on Guitar), the drummers name escapes me. My Wolfticket opened for B.B. King at the student union building at N.S.U. (now UNLV) , and who will forget the fat shakin festivals at Red Rock organized by our friend that has passed ,Rick Macias.Or the Beatty Burro Races where we almost lost our hair! The frat parties and the Needles high school prom shows, I will never forget. Ed some of my most cherished memories are our rehearsals at your home during that time. Thank you! The 3rd incarnation, Steely dan, and I am sure that there is more stories and performances to document. We are all proud of the legacy of this home ground band and its roots. Remember the Scatter Blues, the Weeds with Scott Devitt, Fred Cole Smallville Mailtruck, Sioux Uprising, the teenbeat club and the Dungeon? I believe they would be hard pressed to top the achievements of Wolfticket in Las Vegas during that time. And the Point, Dees drive in, Bob Roberts, The Wonderworld Snowball (Tom, your project) Us Inc.............