Average: 5 (123 votes)

May 23, 1973

Albuquerque, NM US

University of NM

Setlist:

Includes: Rock and Roll, Celebration Day, (Bring It On Home intro) Black Dog, Over the Hills and Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Moby Dick, Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love.

Notes:

Press Review: Rock Lovers Get Treat at U. Arena

What is powerful and exciting enough to pack University arena full of summer happy-rock lovers? Led Zeppelin was the answer Wednesday night.

As one of the loudest raunchiest exponents of hard rock, the English group is touring America in the most expensive musical jaunts ever, after months of rumors that there were breaking up.

Their re-appearance did not disappoint the extremely well behaved crowd of over 14,000. Backed by carnival style distorting mirrors and led by right suited lead guitarist Jimmy Page, the Zeppelin rocked around the arena stage driven by solid electricity – personal and instrumental.

There was nothing intellectual or sophisticated about the music the group played. It was just heavy, make – your - adrenalin – start – pumping rhythm mixed with familiar Zeppelin style vocal. And as the crowd’s reaction attested, there is nothing wrong with that.

The feeling one got was that the group pounded their instruments for all they were worth. And if the lead singer’s dance-like gyrations were a bit too slick and the drummer a bit too uncontrolled, the concert proved for the umpteenth time that Jimmy knows his guitar.  (Albuquerque Journal- 5.24.73)

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Albuquerque May 23, 1973

My only Zep show, but the fist of many Jimmy Page shows.
The only time I did not receive an A in a High School class, I had to travel from El Paso to 'The PIT' and had to miss my final....oh well choices had to be made.
I sat straight back from the stage and was so blown away by the band, I couldn't say anything for at least an hour afterwards.
I remember the opening 'Rock and Roll' with lights in the drum set and every beat caused a different color light to go on. What a way to begin the most exciting show. No Quarter with the fog and Whole Lotta Love with the fireballs!
I never missed a chance to see Jimmy after that. Please tour one more time, my son needs to see what you are made of, mon Zep.