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Cobo Hall - July 12, 1973

  • 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 (incl. Let That Boy Boogie, I'm Going Down), Communication Breakdown, The Ocean.
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on September 22, 2007 - 4:15pm
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Average: 4.9 (85 votes)
July 12, 1973
Detroit
MI
United States
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Setlist: 

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 (incl. Let That Boy Boogie, I'm Going Down), Communication Breakdown, The Ocean.

Setlists: 

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 (incl. Let That Boy Boogie, I'm Going Down), Communication Breakdown, The Ocean.

Comments

Dewayne McClendon's picture

This was my first Zep concert. I feel this was the best concert I ever attended. They rocked the hell outta that place. I remember when the fog rolled over the the main floor for NO QUARTER. It was so erie and exciting. I did'nt stop talking about it for months.

Sean J Heath's picture

I remember going down to cobo for this show with three of my friends at the time,the band came out right around 8:00 pm with no warm up act which was the standard back in those days.
I think Jimmy came out in that all white silk outfit with the snakes running up and down the sides of the legs,but talk about a great show from a great band,they were promoting the Song remains the same album and a similar look and set list I believe to the Movie,went on to see the fellas two more time in Detroit next time at Olympia and the third time at Pontiac silver dome,I was a young 16 at the time.

Argenteum Astrum's picture

This is one of the greatest Led Zeppelin concerts ever! A killer show from the band, especially Jones, who's bass is particularly aggressive. The funky jamming in Whole Lotta Love is excellent with the bass and drums working overtime while Jimmy's Theremin and Robert's shrieks battle over the cooking rhythm section! A great version of Dazed And Confused played here too! The Ocean encore sounds great except for some incredibly idiotic and moronic singing by the taper. Also some stupid folks thrown few firecrackers on stage what provocated Plant to the following comment: "Don't thrown anymore firecrackers, ' cos that's silly! It breaks the concetration, of which we've got very little left."

Carla Enden's picture

To this day, this is one of the best concerts I've ever seen! I was approximately 20 feet from center stage and ever so close to Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. The band had just released Houses of the Holy and it seemed as if they played every song they had recorded to date...five albums worth of music! I've seen Robert Plant and Jimmy Page three times since then, and even though those concerts were fantastic as well, nothing will ever compare to seeing them in their prime as Led Zeppelin!

Nancy Byrne's picture

This was the first concert I had ever attended and it will always be the most memorable for me it was truly perfection and know I have the privledge of sharing this story with my kids who are huge fans as well it just shows you that truly great music will always transcend itself. I don't think there has ever been a band that could ever replace these guys each member in his own right was truly a genius at his own craft.My one wish is that I could see the remaining members of the group peform and bring my kids, My daughter and I saw the Who a couple of years ago and it was awsome to share this great music with my girls..

Louie Galle''s picture

I was on my way home for my 10 year class reunion in Bay City, on cruthces from a sprained knee, and when my sister picked me up from the airport she told me that Led Zeppelin was playing the following night at Cobo Hall. I called a couple friends in Ann Arbor who picked my up the following night, and we were off on our 40 mile trip to Detroit. The place was packed, and people were walking around in front of the arena on their way in, and the marquee in front read the concert was "sold out". That didn't stop us from trying to get in though. My friends droped me off in front because of my crutches, and said they would pick me up where I was dropped off after the show. I hobbled around looking for a way to get in when I say a door to the arena open and an employee letting people in for $5. I hurried as fast as I could to the door, gave him my money, and in I went. After I got in I looked around to see if I could find a way to get a seat somewhere when I heard a voice say; "Hey!." When I turned around I saw a security guard walking toward me, (I thought I was busted and was about to be escourted out of the arena), when he asked me if I was "LOOKING FOR HANDICAPPED SEATING???" I said "YES!". He motioned for me to follow him which I did, and he directed me down one of the stairway where I was shown a seat right next to the stage just as Zep was coming out for their performance. This was the best Led Zeppelin concert I saw except for the 4 hour show at the Forum in"74. Zep was 45 minutes late that night, and their fourth encore was "Rock and Roll". WOW! What a night.

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