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Madison Square Garden - July 29, 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), The Ocean, Organ solo ~ Thank You.
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on September 22, 2007 - 4:42pm
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July 29, 1973
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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), The Ocean, Organ solo ~ Thank You.

Note: 

The gigs at MSG are filmed and recorded for the group's feature movie, The Song Remains the Same, and accompanying soundtrack album, as well as the 2003 dvd. A remastered edition of the film & soundtrack are released in November 2007.

The band hires a film crew - up to four 35mm cameras (depending on which night) - Arriflex 35BL with 400' film cartridges.  A 16mm Éclair ACL camera was occasionally used for insert shots / offstage and crowd shots. The camera crew would take notes & photos through each of these last gigs (from July 24-29), to learn the song order and the stage lighting etc. The film would be taken to Aquarius Transfer in NYC -  the dailies watched with the Director of Photography as well as Peter Grant, Robert and JP.


Variety (August 1973): Led Zeppelin Wraps Up U.S. Tour with Record Gates and $4-Million Gross

 Led Zeppelin’s U.S. tour, which wound up at Madison Square Garden, N.Y. Sunday (29th), shattered attendance records, many previously held by the Beatles and grossed some $4,000,000. Latter figure for the 33 dates is unofficial as the British quartet began withholding such info after breaking Beatles marks to launch the tour in Atlanta and Tampa.

The Garden concert was the third consecutive sellout at the arena, where a $7.50 top usually means a $130,000 gross potential. The three Concerts East shows would come to $390,000. The May 4 opener at Braves Stadium, Atlanta, drew 39,236 patrons who paid $246,000, the largest concert crowd in Georgia’s history. Previously high was 33,000 drawn to the same stadium by the Beatles in 1965.

Next night, Led Zeppelin drew 56,800 to Tampa Stadium with a $309,000 gross. The previous mark for a single concert in the U.S. was believed to have been the $301,000 paid by 55,000 at the fames Beatles Shea Stadium, N.Y. concert, also in 1965.

The rockers, who performed without opening acts, played to more than 100,000 customers in California in less than a week, including a California record 39,304 at Kezar stadium, San Francisco, June 2. Previous mark of45, 000 was set by Grand Funk Railroad two years ago.

They sold out Dallas and Ft. Worth back to back, virtually unheard of previously, drawing 10,000 to Dallas Memorial Auditorium May 18 and 13,500 to Tarrant County Convention Centre.

Notes: 

The gigs at MSG are filmed and recorded for the group's feature movie, The Song Remains the Same, and accompanying soundtrack album, as well as the 2003 dvd. A remastered edition of the film & soundtrack are released in November 2007.

The band hires a film crew - up to four 35mm cameras (depending on which night) - Arriflex 35BL with 400' film cartridges.  A 16mm Éclair ACL camera was occasionally used for insert shots / offstage and crowd shots. The camera crew would take notes & photos through each of these last gigs (from July 24-29), to learn the song order and the stage lighting etc. The film would be taken to Aquarius Transfer in NYC -  the dailies watched with the Director of Photography as well as Peter Grant, Robert and JP.


Variety (August 1973): Led Zeppelin Wraps Up U.S. Tour with Record Gates and $4-Million Gross

 Led Zeppelin’s U.S. tour, which wound up at Madison Square Garden, N.Y. Sunday (29th), shattered attendance records, many previously held by the Beatles and grossed some $4,000,000. Latter figure for the 33 dates is unofficial as the British quartet began withholding such info after breaking Beatles marks to launch the tour in Atlanta and Tampa.

The Garden concert was the third consecutive sellout at the arena, where a $7.50 top usually means a $130,000 gross potential. The three Concerts East shows would come to $390,000. The May 4 opener at Braves Stadium, Atlanta, drew 39,236 patrons who paid $246,000, the largest concert crowd in Georgia’s history. Previously high was 33,000 drawn to the same stadium by the Beatles in 1965.

Next night, Led Zeppelin drew 56,800 to Tampa Stadium with a $309,000 gross. The previous mark for a single concert in the U.S. was believed to have been the $301,000 paid by 55,000 at the fames Beatles Shea Stadium, N.Y. concert, also in 1965.

The rockers, who performed without opening acts, played to more than 100,000 customers in California in less than a week, including a California record 39,304 at Kezar stadium, San Francisco, June 2. Previous mark of45, 000 was set by Grand Funk Railroad two years ago.

They sold out Dallas and Ft. Worth back to back, virtually unheard of previously, drawing 10,000 to Dallas Memorial Auditorium May 18 and 13,500 to Tarrant County Convention Centre.

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), The Ocean, Organ solo ~ Thank You.

Comments

Anthony Iorio's picture

I didn't realize they were filming a movie(The Song Remains the Same) until I sat in my 2nd row seat and saw the cameras! A memorable show. The anticipation for the show was amazing and the music was: well what could I say! I looked for years at the film and I may have spotted myself in the crowd. Actually my wife saw me based on how I rested my arm on the back of the seat. I still have photos I took that night! I didn't see them again until 1977.

Al Moran's picture

Well the Band seems Rejuvinated as they were Awesome.Me on the other hand I am worn out but I still manage to make it and survive Teresa and another Awesome show .This one is closer to the New Orleans show to me but My seats were not nearly as good as they had been the previous nights.I wanted to sneak down lower but Uncle said know afraid I would be lost in New York little old country bunkin me from little ole New Orleans LA.The Pot Smoke was worse up top so I think I had a contact High HA .When my uncle left the Couple next to us let us have a couple of quick hits of of one of thier joints Thank God for small favors.Oh yes guess what our wheels were a 1971 GTO Man that Car was fast.Rest in Peace Uncle Darrell Love YA Thanks for letting us stay for the encores.

Alex's picture

This is probably the best concert of led zeppelin ever, there are songs amazing and shocking performance like "Stairway to heaven", "The rain Song" and also the best interpretation songs like "Dazed & Confused", "Since I´ve Been Loving nYou". Simply the best of all times.

SHERMAN SMITH's picture

In the words of Mr.Plant "This is the last night of the last tour".
Being an avid collector of live Zep this show was always on my list.
Although i had all three nights on tape for some reason my "supplier"
would only give me the first 100 min. of each show.So i had 3 tapes and each show ending with Dazed & Confused.Now after reading about the last 1/2 hour of July 29th show i had to have it.After finally getting a sounboard copy of this i was not disappointed.The Whole Lotta Love is
a strange one , with Bonham doing a full 5 minute non-stop hammering
and Plant filling in with some eerie echo moans.I swear that Jimmy is
playing the violin bow underneath all of this.If that wasn't enough after The Ocean they end with the last ever live version of Thank You.Quite
epic!! Man i wish they put this footage on the newly released Song Remains The Same extras.By the way does anybody else agree with
me that the original mix is better than the new version??Too much trickery effects on everything and the audience sounds added on.

Argenteum Astrum's picture

The final New York show and the last concert of the 1973 Tour. The opening numbers are just powered through and Jimmy's playing is spectacular! "I gotta put you straight on a couple of things. This year in America we decided to work extra hard, so we did two tours and this is the last night of the last tour." stated Plant at the beginning of the concert. Jones is excellent on bass and turns in some great keyboard playing, especially on No Quarter. Dazed And Confused is an excellent version and by Stairway To Heaven, the band has left mere mortal status. Moby Dick is immensely long and rather boring but from Heartbreaker to the end, there is a riot that has the crowd, as well as the listener, in an absolute frenzy ... the music's that good!

Namepietro's picture

esto le gusta a una mujer que se llama MARIPOSA ROSA LUNA

Nick's picture

Sorry to hear how much amazing material you were missing all those years! Every Zep fans dream is to see and hear the full performamce of the 3 nights on The Song Remains The Same (movie + soundtrack) since they did edit many parts out of the concerts to fit the movie. I know the band was quite upset with their professional film crew for messing up parts of it, and I don't think Thank You video was recorded since it was an extra encore, quite a shame really. That is the only time Thank You would have ever been recorded since they messed that song up at the RAH 1970 concert too. If I could tell Jimmy Page one thing it would be to please remaster Thank You for TSRTS soundtrack! I know it fits on the album because I burned a copy of it and added it with the Organ Solo. If he does happen to have the video he needs to add it to the movie! It would end the whole tape on the greatest note! And The Ocean was filmed and the video does exist, I think its on the 2003 Led Zeppelin DVD.

Barry J. Greer 's picture

Believe it or not, I've recently purchased the 2007 Song Remains The Same 2 disc DVD. I've seen this Concert/movie many, many, many, many times but finally seen it on a 65inch HDTV along with Headphones and was blown away. Led Zeppelin being my all time favorite band, I was mesmerized by the GREATEST CONCERT I HAVE NEVER SEEN (LIVE AT LEAST). MY QUESTION IS... Is there a full length Audio/Visual master of these concerts at MSG? I mean, live footaget of the soundtrack in order according to the 2 cd Soundtrack that I also own. If I could see these 4 MASTER'S of the trade perform all of this live, I would never leave home. Thank you for the footage I do get to see anyway. The pinnacle of how 4 band mates are supposed to be. LIVE LED ZEPPELIN...NO EQUALS.

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Believe it or not, I've by Barry J. Greer (not verified)
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me gusta by Namepietro (not verified)
THANK YOU by SHERMAN SMITH (not verified)
Great Concert by Alex (not verified)
Concert! by Anthony Iorio (not verified)
3rd Night of Heaven by Al Moran (not verified)