Average: 4.8 (16 votes)

July 18, 1970

Frankfurt, DE

Festhalle

Setlist:

Setlists during this tour include: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, Bring It On Home, That's Way, Bron-Yr-Aur, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown.

Notes:

Newspaper review:

For an audience that had to wait four months to near the Led Zeppelin, the crowd at Frankfurt's huge Festival Hall was surprisingly well-behaved. Nearly 5,000 rock fans, about 40 per cent of them apparently from the U.S. military community, turned out to hear the group last weekend.

The group, sometimes rated the second most popular rock outfit extant, was originally scheduled to appear in Franfurt last March. That concert was cancelled, however, after rowdy fans started to break up the hall during a performance by the Jethro Tull group.

The only thing broken Saturday night at the Led Zeppelin concert, however, was the narcotics law. By mid-performance the air had become dense with the sickly-sweet smell of marijuana. The audience was mostly made up of the under-30 set, who came appropriately dressed for the occasion. They were uniform in headbands, vests, bellbottoms, minis and maxis, bleached jeans and t-shirts, knitted ponchos and colorful love beads.

Led by former Yardbird Jimmy Page, the quartet rocked in a blues groove with some really fine musicianship and pleasing rock elements. Guitarist Page and his crew storm-trooped through a number of their hits dating to early last year, when they first exploded on the record-buying public. Fans applauded loudly as they recognized established hits such as "Communication Breakdown" and "I Can't Quit You Baby." It would be hard to pinpoint the actual highlight of ihe two-hour concert but the nearly 15-minute drum solo by Bonham on "Moby Dick," won a standing ovation from the excited fans.

"This is a song for you," shouted Plant. And appearing somewhat feminine with his long, curly, blond locks and slim torso, the lead singer then burst into a throat-tearing vocal of "Whole Lotta Love," that received wild cheers from the crowd. - W. Trott.

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Stars & Stripes Announcement

Led Zeppelin Group to Play Frankfurt
Stars & Stripes (Europe)
June 16, 1970

Although it's been touch and-go for the last few months, it's now official that the Led Zeppelin musical group will appear in concert at the Festival Hall on the Frankfurt fair grounds at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18. According to the Lippman-Rau entertainment agency, the group's engagement last March at the Jahrhunderthalle in nearby Hoechst had been canceled because the 2,000-seat concert hall wouldn't accomodate the expected number of fans.
In February, unruly youths had damaged the hall after being turned away from a Jethro Tull concert because the house was already filled to capacity. The management wanted no additional incidents and thus postponed the Led Zeppelin concert. The spokesman said the Festival Hall has a 9,000 seating capacity. Led Zeppelin will give a single 2 1/2 hour show without intermission.
Their hit recordings include "Whole Lotta Love,' 'Good Times, Bad Times," 'Moby Dick" and "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You."
Tickets for the military community will be available at a 10 per cent discount through the Special Services tours office, I.G Farben building, Frankfurt mil. (2311-18630.
—WALT TROTT