Led Zeppelin Last Concert In U.S. Photo Released


The iconic rock band Led Zeppelin defined an era their final concert in the United States took place on July 24, 1977. A picture from that concert recently surfaced on social media. Check it out below:

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Led Zeppelin last concert in America

This unforgettable night in Oakland, California is etched in rock history as the band’s last concert on American soil.

By 1977 Led Zeppelin was already a household name, renowned for their electrifying performances and legendary status. The band embarked on an extensive North American tour that year, captivating audiences from coast to coast. Their music,

The Oakland Coliseum was the perfect setting for the band’s final US concert. The band’s performance that night was nothing short of spectacular, featuring a setlist:

The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Over the Hills and Far Away, Since I’ve Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Mystery Train, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love ~ Rock and Roll.

That night, Led Zeppelin created a symphony of sound that left the audience spellbound.  This marked the second Oakland concert of their first U.S. tour in two years, and there were  seven more dates left on the schedule for the massive four-month tour, which kicked off on April 1 in Dallas. However, they were canceled when Plant’s five-year-old son died two days later.

The band announced plans for a return to the U.S. on Sept. 11, 1980 with a tour called the 1980s: Part One. However, a couple of weeks later, the day after the group’s first rehearsal for that trip, drummer John Bonham died after reportedly drinking “40 measures of vodka in 12 hours.” Two months later, Led Zeppelin revealed that they wouldn’t carry on without him, meaning that the British icons delivered their American farewell without knowing it.

Their 11th visit to the States had already been embroiled in conflict, partly caused by the loss of momentum forced upon them by Plant’s car crash in 1975. Another tour was originally scheduled to start in February 1977, but was postponed when Plant suffered an attack of laryngitis.

At the time, Page was also enduring a heroin addiction along with many others in the band’s entourage, leaving some fans disappointed with his performances. A couple of shows had been overshadowed by riots, and longstanding band staff spoke of “darkness” behind the scenes, caused in part by drugs and in part by the hiring of London heavy John Bindon as security chief.

The night before what was to be their final U.S. gig, Bindon, Bonham, manager Peter Grant and tour manager Richard Cole had been arrested after one of promoter Bill Graham’s crew was assaulted. Their second appearance at the Day on the Green festival at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum had come close to never happening. Only Graham’s legal wrangling allowed the event to move forward.

The band’s last concert in the US is a significant chapter in the annals of rock history. The band’s powerful performance in Oakland encapsulated the spirit of an era and left a major mark.