's Autumn 1969 European Tour
was a concert tour
by the English rock band
, commencing on October 3
and concluding on October 12
. The tour consisted of four concerts held on the European mainland, but also included a single performance at the Lyceum Ballroom
in London, England
. This brief tour was organised to promote the imminent release of the band's second album, Led Zeppelin II
. The album was released in late October 1969, just following the conclusion of this tour.
For the concert in London, the English press announced that Led Zeppelin will receive "the highest fee ever paid to a British group for a one-nighter in this country", although the actual fee was never publicly divulged. Support for this concert was provided by The Frosty Noses and Audience.
Tour set list
Despite the original intent of the tour being to promote the band's album, ultimately only two tracks from the album were performed for the first time, namely "Heartbreaker
" and "What Is and What Should Never Be
". During these shows, John Paul Jones
used his Hammond organ
for the first time on a regular basis.
The fairly typical set list for the tour was:
- "Good Times, Bad Times" (Bonham, Jones, Page)
- "Communication Breakdown" (Bonham, Jones, Page)
- "I Can't Quit You Baby" (Dixon)
- "Heartbreaker" (Bonham, Page, Plant)
- "You Shook Me" (Dixon, Lenoir)
- "What Is and What Should Never Be" (Page, Plant)
- "Dazed and Confused" (Page)
- "How Many More Times" (Bonham, Jones, Page)
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.