Average: 4.8 (29 votes)

February 4, 1975

Uniondale, NY US

Nassau Coliseum

Setlist:

includes: Rock and Roll, Sick Again, Over the Hills and Far Away, In My Time of Dying, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love.

Notes:

'75 North American Tour Programme

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The group's original plan to perform in Boston on this night are squashed by the city's mayor, after thousands of fans riot trying to buy tickets.

News Report: Jan. 7, 1975 - More than 2,000 young people waiting to buy tickets to a rock concert erupted in a beer-drinking, bottle-throwing spree early today that caused an estimated $50,000 to $75,000 damage at Boston Garden, officials reported.

"There was no real motive," said box-office manager Steven Rosenblatt. "We had some pretty messed up kids running around." Members of Boston's Tactical Police Force were summoned and put down the trouble, confiscating a number of knives. No arrests were reported and injuries were confined to cuts and scratches.

Tickets to the Led Zeppelin concert scheduled for Feb. 4 were to go on sale at 10 a.m. today. Rosenblatt said the Garden doors are opened at 11 p.m. the night before tickets go on sale so buyers do not have to wait outside. He said that when the number of young people grew Monday night, the largest estimate being 2,700, he called in ticket sellers at 2:30a.m. By 6:10a.m, a sellout number of 9,000 tickets- ranging in price from $6.50 to $8.50, was purchased. Rosenblatt said the same people who caused the trouble now have tickets to the concert and city officials may demand that the concert be canceled.


 

Whatever the Reason, Led Zeppelin is Well-Liked

Led Zeppelin’s amazing power of attraction remains mysterious even to fans.

More than 100,000 fans will see Led Zeppelin’s six New York area shows between now and February 14. The group’s second performance piled 16,000 fans into Nassau Coliseum last night, as will two shows next week. In addition, the group has played one sell-out show at Madison Square Garden, with two more upcoming. This is by far the biggest one-group series of shows in history, the Beatles one-night stand at massive Shea Stadium drew only 56,000.

Last night’s show was a re-scheduled date, slotted into the itinerary when a Boston date was canceled after a near riot by prospective ticket buyers. Many of the fans said that they would have been terribly disappointed if they had not been able to attend. But few of them were able to explain why, except that they “like the music.”

Clearly, however, much of the group’s appeal is due to its pronounced sexuality. “It’s amazing,” said a 27 year-old fans who didn’t wish to have his name used. “I look at these kids’ faces and they’re so young. They’re pure American, clean, almost sexless. But they’ve come to see someone who is the archetype of the sexual.”

Few of Zeppelin’s fans are so articulate. Fewer still are so old. Some are as young as 13, but the majority are boys in their middle teens. “I think boys just like hard rock more than girls. Girls tend to like people like Cat Stevens,” 16-year-old Lisa Rothstein of Great Neck said. But the sexuality isn’t what appeals to the boys. In fact, some see the group as a healthy, alternative to the ambiguous sexual stance of such other big name rockers as Mick Jagger, Alice Cooper and David Bowie. Clearly, another part of what gives Zeppelin its zap is that they can be viewed purely musically. Guitarist Jimmy Page was a legend ten years ago, as a British studio musician, as was bassist John Paul Jones. (D. Marsh, Newsday, 2/5/75)

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ZEPPELIN CONCERT CANCELLED 1975

I WAS THERE THAT NIGHT. Security was stupid. We got there at 5pm and started top wait in line, I was number 22 in line!!!!!!!...... for the box office to open at 8am the next day. It was cold and the crowd was huge by 11pm ......and roudy by 12mid. The fans were drunk, high and angry because the line was so long. Someone felt bad for us because we were standing in the cold and they let us inside the Garden to stay warm.... with little to no security supervision. There must have been three thousand people inside..... and they went wild, breaking into the concession stands, ripping chairs off the floor and playing demolition derby with them on the ice. That's right, the ice rink was exposed. The cops came too late, police dogs were chasing people running with cases of stolen beer, the crowd broke the sinks off the wall and flooded the bathrooms. Finally at about 2am the announcement came.... that tickets were going on sale early. At 3:00am they opened up the box office and sold us tickets to get us out of the building. The next day the mayor of Boston and the owners of the Garden cancelled the concert. Reason was...... they didn't wan't rowdy's like Zeppelin fans anywhere near Boston. I should have kept my tickets, (I bought 4) but I went back the next day and got my money back. I bet those tickets would be worth something today.