Thursday, June 13, 2019

Led Zeppelin launch first US tour in 50th anniversary video history series

Led Zeppelin recount their first US tour in the third episode of its 50th anniversary video history series.

The group’s first appearance in North America was a December 26, 1968 show at the Denver Auditorium in Denver, CO, where they opened for Vanilla Fudge and Spirit just two weeks before the release of their self-titled debut album.

The series included a four-night run at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, CA with Alice Cooper as opening act.

Following another four-show series at the famed Fillmore in San Franciscio, CA with guest Taj Mahal, “Led Zeppelin I” was released on January 12, 1969.

Supported by a heavy touring schedule and rock radio airplay, the project would reach No. 10 on the US Billboard 200 and No. 6 in their native UK while going on to eventually sell more than 10 million copies worldwide.

Check out the debut of the 50th anniversary series here and episode two at this location.

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