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

I was the drummer for Wolf Ticket. It's great to see someone still remembers those days. It was a blast for sure! A friend of mine turned me on to this site and it blew my mind. I do remember Fantasy Park and Redrock especially. I remember Terri Goodman (that's a man to remember!) He came to Fantasy and told us that everyone's in Redrock, let's go! I will never forget going up there that Sunday afternoon and seeing a dude and his old lady naked in the grass and he was playing the guitar - at the time, I was certain that I found paradise! Yes, the Led Zepplin concert blew my mind. I'll never forget drinking wine with Jimmy Page and who can forget when Robert Plant walked in the dressing room with a white chick on one arm and a black chick on the other - he had a grubby old t-shirt on with skin tight green velvet pants and knee high snake skin boots. As much as I can remember (too many acid trips) we opened for Sweet Water, Three Dog Night, Vanilla Fudge, Doors, Alice Cooper, Wolfman Jack, and who knows who else - all I know is, for two years, we were the badest local band in Vegas! As for the present, I am still playing drums, but in 1972 I found what we were all really looking for - Jesus. Yes, I turned Jesus Freak and I still am and I am rocking out for God. If anyone has pictures or videos PLEASE contact me - I would love to have copies!