Average: 4.7 (17 votes)

August 31, 1970

Milwaukee, WI US

Milwaukee Arena

Setlist:

includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, Bring It On Home, That's Way, Bron-Yr-Aur, Since I've Been Loving You, Moby Dick, Organ solo / Thank You

Notes:

Originally scheduled for August 27th.

Press Review: Led Zeppelin a Hit With Arena Crowd

England's Led Zeppelin and a crowd of 6,000 became good friends in two hours Monday night. The audience loved the acid rock group for its musical content. There were none of the old promotional tricks, no local DJs, no local bands, just the crowd and Led Zeppelin.

There was Robert Plant who looks like an Appalachian Jug Band reject, but who has more musical talent than the Tennessee Valley has water. And John Bonham who proved again that beat is only music without melody. John Paul Jones, still a little down over his father's death last week, but sending out vibrations in his organ solo.

Led Zeppelin is so much a part of today that it can easily transform into tomorrow. Its music cannot get much louder or its talent much better." (Milwaukee Journal, 9.1.70)

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Led Zep @ Milwaukee Arena 8.31.70

I was 14, my two buds were 15. We already had a band of our own and had worn out the grooves on the first two LZ albums. We drove from LaCrosse, WI to Milwaukee and stayed at our drummer's older sister's place. We were about 30 feet from stage, more in front of John Paul Jones. Immigrant Song was the opener. We hadn't heard it before- needless to say we and the rest of the crowd were (quite literally) blown away by the sheer power and volume! We were pummeled by the drums and bass- amazing!! Plant's voice, while distinctive on record, was like the point of a spear live. We passed on the free tokes.
To this day- best concert I have seen, legendary in my memory. Brisk.