Average: 4.7 (26 votes)

September 9, 1971

Hampton, VA US

Hampton Roads Coliseum

Setlist:

includes: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Since I've Been Loving You, Black Dog, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Celebration Day, That's the Way, Going to California, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley).

Notes:

"41 Years Ago Tonight - "The Zeppelin" Lands in Hampton"

September 9th, 1971, Led Zeppelin cruised into Hampton Roads. Some 8,000 fans rocked to the supergroup at Hampton Coliseum in a concert sponsored by WNOR radio.

Our reporter wrote that the group performed songs including a 25-minute rendition of “Dazed and Confused”. Zepp started off the concert with “Immigrant Song” and finished off with “Whole Lotta Love” – the latter lasting about 20 minutes. It was said Jimmy Page’s guitar performance that evening stole the show.

“Page seemed best on “What is”, although the last song, “Whole Lotta Love,” proved him one of the outstanding guitarists in the world today, perhaps the best since the death of Jimi Hendrix.”

As you can see in a few of the photos, it appears that an excited fan rushed the stage to hug Robert Plant. There was no mention of this in the reporting that accompanied these shots. Also, there are some shots from backstage where it looks like Plant mingles with some fans. The group granted no interviews that evening. (-Virginian-Pilot / hamptonroads.com. Sept. 2012)

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Concert description

An incomplete show and all that is known to exist from this show in this fabulous sounding soundboard. An excellent, virtuostic show with Jones in particular shining through! His bass in Heartbreaker and Celebration Day is amazing. Stairway To Heaven is one of the closest to the album version I have heard with a great guitar solo. In the opposite to previous show, tonight the audience is quiet and very polite so Plant did a warm commenatry during an acoustic set: "Right, you're sitting down and so are we. Far out! This is the part where we usually ask people to stop falling out of the spotlights for a bit. Fortunately, there's no trouble tonight." High Heeled Sneakers contains only a few lines singing by Plant: "Put on your red dress, baby, 'cos we're going out tonight!"