's 1972 Australasian Tour
was the first and only concert tour
and New Zealand
by the English rock band
. The tour commenced on February 16
and concluded on February 29
The original plan for this tour was for the group to stop off en route at Singapore for a concert on February 14, but the local authorities refused their entry due to local laws banning the wearing of long hair by men.
Led Zeppelin received generally good press coverage for this tour and black and white footage of some of their concert at Sydney on February 27, along with a press party, were filmed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and shown to a national audience. Some of this footage was later made available on the Led Zeppelin DVD, released in 2003.
All of the concerts on this tour except for one (at Brisbane on February 29) were performed at open-air venues. The Melbourne performance at Kooyong Stadium on February 20 was cut short due to inclement weather.
Tour set list
The fairly typical set list
for the tour was:
- "Immigrant Song" (Page, Plant)
- "Heartbreaker" (Bonham, Page, Plant)
- "Black Dog" (Page, Plant, Jones)
- "Since I've Been Loving You" (Page, Plant, Jones)
- "Stairway to Heaven" (Page, Plant)
- "Going to California" (Page, Plant)
- "That's the Way" (Page, Plant)
- "Tangerine" (Page)
- "Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp" (Page, Plant, Jones)
- "Dazed and Confused" (Page)
- "What Is and What Should Never Be" (Page, Plant)
- "Rock and Roll" (Page, Plant, Jones, Bonham)
- "Moby Dick" (Bonham)
- "Whole Lotta Love" (Bonham, Dixon, Jones, Page, Plant)
There were some set list substitutions, variations, and order switches during the tour.
- Lewis, Dave and Pallett, Simon (1997) Led Zeppelin: The Concert File, London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-5307-4.