Led Zeppelin book a string of dates in the UK, known as the "Back to the Clubs" tour. As they were recording songs from their next album, they included several of these new tracks including: BlackDog, Stairway to Heaven and Rock and Roll.
Jimmy Page: "The audiences were becoming bigger and bigger but moving further and further away. They became specks on the horizon and we were losing contact with people - those people who were responsible for lifting us off the ground in the early days. We are playing those clubs like the London Marquee for exactly the same amount as we did in the old days, as a 'thank you' to those promoters and the audiences alike. By doing this we will be able to tour the entire of Britain and not just those cities who are fortunate enough to contain large venues. We will establish contact with tour audience and re-energise on their reaction while they have a chance to see a group which the accepted tradition would be appearing only at high prices in large auditoriums." (Record Mirror, Feb. 1971)
UK - Spring 1971 Tour Dates:
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