Led Zeppelin Scandinavian Tour 1968

Led Zeppelin Scandinavian Tour 1968

infobox concert tour
concert_tour_name = Scandinavia 1968

Poster for Led Zeppelin's concert at Gladsaxe (billed as "The Yardbirds"), used to help promote its 1968 Scandinavian tour
artist = Led Zeppelin
type = Concert
locations = Scandinavia
start_date = September 7, 1968
end_date = September 17, 1968
number_of_legs = 1
number_of_shows = 9
last_tour =
this_tour = Scandinavia 1968
next_tour = United Kingdom 1968

Led Zeppelin's 1968 tour of Scandinavia was a concert tour of Denmark and Sweden by the English rock band. The tour commenced on September 7 and concluded on September 17, 1968. It was Led Zeppelin's first ever concert tour.


Led Zeppelin's debut tour was an outstanding contractual commitment left over from The Yardbirds. For these early shows, the band were billed as the "Yardbirds" or "New Yardbirds".

According to singer Robert Plant:

Jimmy Page recalled that "the tour went fantastically for us, we left them stomping the floors after every show."Dave Schulps, [http://www.iem.ac.ru/zeppelin/docs/interviews/page_77.trp Interview with Jimmy Page] , "Trouser Press", October 1977.] He also stated, in relation to the band's name:

Tour set list

Exact set lists during this tour are still sketchy, due partly to the lack of early live Led Zeppelin bootleg recordings. The stage act for their debut tour was based loosely on the set list used by The Yardbirds in 1968 before their breakup, which was fleshed out with a variety of covers. Old Yardbirds' live staples such as "Train Kept A-Rollin'", "Dazed and Confused", "White Summer" and possibly "For Your Love" were performed, in addition to material from the as yet unfinished debut album album, such as: "Communication Breakdown", I Can't Quit You Baby, "You Shook Me", "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You", and "How Many More Times". The band also likely performed a Garnet Mimms cover, "As Long As I Have You", played as a medley including "Fresh Garbage " (one of the most well-known tracks by the American group Spirit), and possibly the early John Bonham drum solo piece, "Pat's Delight". [ [http://ledzeppelin.com/show/september-7-1968 Led Zeppelin official website] ]

A likely set list for the tour was:

#"Train Kept A-Rollin'" (Bradshaw, Kay, Mann)
#"For Your Love" (Gouldman)
#"I Can't Quit You Baby" (Dixon)
#"As Long As I Have You" (Mimms)
#"Dazed and Confused" (Page)
#"Communication Breakdown" (Bonham, John Paul Jones, Page)
#"You Shook Me" (Dixon, Lenoir)
#"White Summer"/"Black Mountain Side" (Page)
#"Pat's Delight" (Bonham)
#"Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" (Bredon, Page, Plant)
#"How Many More Times" (Bonham, Jones, Page)

Tour dates

*07/09/1968 flagicon|Denmark Gladsaxe Teen Clubs, Egegård Skole - Gladsaxe, Denmark (first evening show) [ [http://www.teenclubs.dk/Led_Zeppelins_first_gig_UK_version.html Gladsaxe Teen Clubs website: Led Zeppelin's first gig] ]
*07/09/1968 flagicon|Denmark Brøndby Pop Club, Nørregårdsskolen - Brøndby, Denmark (second evening show)
*08/09/1968 flagicon|Denmark Reventlowparken - Lolland, Denmark (afternoon show)
*08/09/1968 flagicon|Denmark Fjordvilla Club - Roskilde, Denmark (evening show)
*12/09/1968 flagicon|Sweden Stora Scenen - Stockholm, Sweden
*13/09/1968 flagicon|Sweden Inside Club - Stockholm, Sweden
*14/09/1968 flagicon|Sweden Angby Park - Knivsta, Sweden
*15/09/1968 flagicon|Sweden Liseberg Amusement Park - Gothenburg, Sweden
*17/09/1968 flagicon|Sweden Klub Bongo - Malmö, Sweden

External links

* [http://www.ledzeppelin.com/timelinebrowse Comprehensive archive of known concert appearances by Led Zeppelin (official website)]
* [http://www.bootledz.com/setlists.htm Led Zeppelin concert setlists]
* [http://www.teenclubs.dk/Led_Zeppelins_first_gig.html Led Zeppelin's first concert ever - 7 September 1968 at Gladsaxe Teen Club]
* [http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=117377988734231201134.0004565272f0bb08afb8a&ll=57.314657,14.567871&spn=8.970175,19.6875&z=6 View in Google Earth]



*Lewis, Dave and Pallett, Simon (1997) "Led Zeppelin: The Concert File", London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-5307-4.

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