LED ZEPPELIN's 1973 U.S. Tour

Chronicled in "The Song Remains The Same" Concert Film (1976)

October 21, 2016

Radoman Durkovic Dreamstime.com

It's been 40 years since the release of LED ZEPPELIN's Concert movie & accompanying soundtrack, "The Song Remains The Same."  The film captured the 3 closing nights of the tour at New York City's Madison Square Garden in late July, 1973.

Here's some fun facts about Zep's 1973 North American Tour:

  • Playing large venues (stadiums) for the first time resulted in record-breaking sales and revenue. On the 2nd date of the tour in Tampa, Florida (May 5, 1973), Led Zeppelin played to almost 57,000 fans, breaking the record held by The Beatles' 1965 Shea Stadium (NYC) concert.
  • The North American leg of Zep's '73 tour saw the band gross over $4 million. (The Tampa date alone grossed $309,000)
  • Remastered & re-released in 2007, the "expanded" "The Song Remains The Same" set added 6 previously unreleased songs, including The Ocean & Misty Mountain Hop.
  • The 1973 Zeppelin Tour stopped in Buffalo, N.Y. on July 15th, at the old Buffalo Aud.

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