Led Zeppelin Third Over Europe Tour
June 17, 1980 - July 7, 1980

MAY 22 - WIENER STADTHALLE, VIENNA, AUSTRIA (FRIDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled and rescheduled for June 26, 1980.
MAY 23 - MUNICH OLYMPIAHALLE, MUNICH, GERMANY (SATURDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled and rescheduled for July 5, 1980.
MAY 25 - WESTFALENHALLE, DORTMUND, GERMANY (MONDAY, 8pm) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled and rescheduled for June 17, 1980.
MAY 26 - COLOGNE SPORTHALLE, COLOGNE, GERMANY (TUESDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled and rescheduled for June 18, 1980.
MAY 28 - BREMEN STADTHALLE, BREMEN, GERMANY (THURSDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled and rescheduled for June 23, 1980.
MAY 29 - EISSPORTHALLE JAFFESTRASSE, BERLIN, GERMANY (FRIDAY) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled and rescheduled for July 7, 1980.
MAY 31 - EISSTADION AM FRIEDRICHSPARK, MANNHEIM, GERMANY (SUNDAY, 7:30pm) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled and rescheduled for June 2, 1980.
JUNE 1 - HALLENSTADION, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (MONDAY, 7pm) (cancelled)
The show was cancelled and rescheduled for June 29, 1980.
JUNE 5 - VORST NATIONAL, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (SATURDAY, 8:30pm) (cancelled)
The show wax cancelled and rescheduled for June 20, 1980.
JUNE 14 - CENTRE SPORTIF, SAINT-OUEN, SEINE-SAINT-DENIS,, FRANCE (SUNDAY) (cancelled)


JUNE 17 - WESTFALENHALLE, DORTMUND, GERMANY (TUESDAY, 8pm)
The show was rescheduled from May 25, 1980.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love (<< Heartbreaker..).
Source: Incomplete good to very good audience recording. 102 minutes.
Details: The tape is a bit distant, echoey and boomy but still listenable. Some portions are muffled. The bass and drums frequencies are dominating throughout and there is some tape hiss.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin' [ cut ], Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, Trampled Underfoot, [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Rock And Roll [ cut ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Heartbreaker..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 99 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Recording Includes: In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. 3 minutes.
Details: Includes footage shot outside the venue. Shot quite close to the stage. Circulating also as version synched up with board tape. Circulating as mix of this and Knebworth August 11th, 1979 show as both were taped and transffered by the same person.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) audience: Live In Dortmund West Germany 1980 (no label)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Binder (Tarantura), Dinosaurs Rule Parts 1&2 (Flying Disc Music), Dortmund (Tarantura), Return Of The Auschwitz (Neptune), & Tour Over Dortmund 1980 (Wendy Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience & soundboard mixes: It's Just Like 1968! (Beelzebub Records)

Comments: The first show of the 1980 Tour and a very dynamic and good one. Jimmy, as always on this tour, flashes between brilliance (Since I've Been Loving You, Stairway To Heaven) and mistakes (White Summer/Black Mountain Side). The encores are great, especially Heartbreaker inside of Whole Lotta Love ... a treat!

WARNING! Some sources reported that another audience tape of this show exist and may still be in the hands of a tape hoarder. Possibly whole show was recorded but a very big care must be taken with these reports.

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JUNE 18 - COLOGNE SPORTHALLE, COLOGNE, GERMANY (WEDNESDAY, 8pm)
The show was rescheduled from May 26, 1980.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, [ cut ], All My Love, Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Rock And Roll, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown.
Source: Almost complete very good audience recording. 107 minutes.
Details: The recording is fairly close to the stage and has an expansive sound to it. The vocals push the audience tape to the edge of distortion but the tape holds.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song [ cut ], [ cut ], Hot Dog, All My Love, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Rock And Roll, Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 100 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Black Dog, [ cut ], In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, Trampled Underfoot, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer, Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven, Rock And Roll, Communication Breakdown [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent black and white amateur footage. 18 minutes.
Details: Distance scale ranges from full body filling half of screen height to hip and head height. Some copies have sound synched up from circulated audios.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) audience: Best Of Led Zeppelin Vol. 2 (Rock Solid Records), Cologne 1980 (Hot Dog), The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin' Pig Records), Led Zeppelin Film Can (Rock Solid Records), & Live In West Germany 1980 Part 1&2 (Magic Market)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Blitzkrieg Over Europe (Tarantura), Close Shave Parts 1&2 (Flying Disc Music), Cologne (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), Cologne 6/18/80 (Tarantura2000), Cologne 1980 (Flagge), & Pure Nostalgia (Neptune)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Film Noir Volume 2 - 1977~1980 (Hercules), Latter Visions/The Best Of Led Zeppelin Clips Volume Two (Celebration Definitive Masters), & See Through The Out Films, Led Zeppelin 1979-1980 (Cosmic Energy)

Comments: Another early 1980 show that is strong and fast paced. The opening string of numbers is powerful and the band seems ready to play from the outset. Jimmy reaches for boredom in White Summer and the whole of Since I've Been Loving You is a joke for Jimmy ... he is constantly out of tune and out of time throughout the whole piece! Achilles Last Stand is excellent and the minimalistic encores finish off this show.

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JUNE 20 - VORST NATIONAAL, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (FRIDAY, 8:30pm)
The show was rescheduled from June 5, 1980.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (stop), Jimmy Page Speech, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven, Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun..).
Source: Incomplete very good 1st audience recording. (Need length.)

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, [ cut ], All My Love [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (<<Black Mountain Side) >> Kashmir, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Rock And Roll, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun..).
Recording: Incomplete very good 2nd audience recording. Almost 120 minutes.
Details: Quite similar in distance but with much clearer spectrum and without any distortion. There are a couple of times where nearby talking can be heard.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song [ cut ], [ cut ], Hot Dog, All My Love, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun..).
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 119 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) soundboard: The Brussels Affair (The Swingin' Pig Records), Moonlight (Waggle), & Platinum (Waggle)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1: Brussels Audience (Tarantura2000) & Raid Over Brussels (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin & Electric Magic)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Binder (Tarantura), Belgian Triple (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Brussels Affair (The Swingin' Pig Records), Brussels 1980 (Tarantura), Chien Noir (Antrabata Reference Master), Platinum/Straight Jacket (Toasted/Condor), & Raid Over Brussels (Electric Magic)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 2 & soundboard mixes: Brussels 1980 (Lighthouse) & Dinosaurs That Rock (Boogie Mama)

Comments: A really good show, although Jimmy destroys the sections of Achilles Last Stand. He delivers some great solos on Stairway To Heaven and Since I've Been Loving You. The rest of the band seems in fine shape, although Robert's lack of enthusiasm for Stairway is blatantly apparent.

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JUNE 21 - AHOY ROTTERDAM, ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND (SATURDAY, 8pm)

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, [ cut ], All My Love, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) [ cut ] >> Kashmir, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Rock And Roll, [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..).
Source: Incomplete very good 1st audience recording. 108 minutes.
Details: This is kinda clear recording. The tape is rather close to the stage but there are some audience noise near the recorder from time to time.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song [ cut ], Hot Dog, All My Love, Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], [ cut ], Achilles Last Stand [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Rock And Roll, [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..).
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience recording. Almost 112 minutes.
Details: The tape is more distant and muddy but rather well listenable too. It could be another good audience recording if not plagued by several distortion issues, especially on the latter part of recording. The hiss is noticeable .

Recording Includes: The Rain Song [ cut ], Hot Dog, All My Love, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Rock And Roll, Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..).
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. Near 90 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Recording Includes: Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer, Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. Almost 10 minutes.
Details: Shot from high left side. Full body almost fills half of the screen height. Some copies are synched up with existing audios. The LZ Official LZ Channel version excludes Stairway To Heaven unnecessarily.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1: Not Guaranteed To Wake You (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg LP Reference(s) soundboard: Live In Rotterdam (The Swingin' Pig Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Binder (Tarantura), Final Touch (Toasted/Condor), Live In Rotterdam (Neutral Zone & The Swingin' Pig Records), & Rotterdam 1980 (Tarantura)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Film Noir Volume 2 - 1977~1980 (Hercules), Latter Visions/The Best Of Led Zeppelin Clips Volume Two (Celebration Definitive Masters), & See Through The Out Films, Led Zeppelin 1979-1980 (Cosmic Energy)

Comments: A truly excellent and fiery show in front of a dull and restrained crowd. The band is really playing well, and even Jimmy is on near top form, playing with guts, cleanly and constructing exciting solos and his usual great guitar playing. Trampled Underfoot is a definite highlight, and the encore of Heartbreaker is blistering.

WARNING! Some sources reported that another audience tape of this show exist and may still be in the hands of a tape hoarder. Possibly whole show was recorded but a very big care must be taken with these reports.

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JUNE 23 - BREMEN STADTHALLE, BREMEN, GERMANY (MONDAY, 8pm)
The show was rescheduled from May 28, 1980.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven, Rock And Roll, Communication Breakdown.
Source: Complete fair to good audience recording. 109 minutes.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, Trampled Underfoot [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], Rock And Roll, Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 103 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) audience: Footstoming Music: Inedits Volume 7 (Inedits) & Swinging The Lead: Inedits Volume 5 (Zep)

Bootleg LP Reference(s) soundboard: Dinosaur (Waggle) & Moonlight (Waggle)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Binder (Tarantura), Chien Noir (Antrabata Reference Master), Die Bremen Stadtmusikanten (Wendy Records), & Straight Jacket/Dinosaur (Toasted/Condor)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience & soundboard mixes: Bremen (Vers. 2007) (Tarantura2000) & Tour Over Bremen (Moonchild Records)

Comments: Not a bad show but no tops tonight. Jimmy as laways is missing some notes here and there but overall a very goos show. Nice versions of Trampled Underfoot, Achilles Last Stand and Kashmir. A short and compact Communication Breakdown closing this rather low-key gig.

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JUNE 24 - HANNOVER MESSEHALLE, HANNOVER, GERMANY (TUESDAY, 8:30pm)

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song [ cut ], [ cut ], Hot Dog [ cut ], All My Love, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven, Rock And Roll, Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete very good audience recording. 107 minutes.
Details: A slightly distant but clear tape.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, Trampled Underfoot [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Rock And Roll, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown.
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 106 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Binder (Tarantura), Gracias (Antrabata Reference Master), Hannover June 24 1980 Ver. 2004 (Tarantura2000), Messehalle Echoes Parts 1&2 (Flying Disc Music), & Last Tour (Forever Standard Series)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience & soundboard mixes: Tour Over Hannover (Wendy Records)

Comments: The concert is quite low key and relaxed. Plant mocks the audience for their passivity (even saying, off-mike, "Hannover, fucking horrible place!" before In The Evening). He even tries to get Bonham to play Moby Dick to liven the audience ("No way, mate. No way." Bonzo says to Plant). Highlights include All My Love with Jones playing the keyboard solo in at the correct tempo (he often plays it too fast on this tour). They rhythm section leaves Page unaccompanied at one point during the Trampled Underfoot solo sounding very interesting. Since I've Been Loving You is one of the best versions from this tour.

WARNING! Some sources reported that another audience tape of this show exist and may still be in the hands of a tape hoarder. Possibly whole show was recorded but a very big care must be taken with these reports.

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JUNE 26 - WIENER STADTHALLE, VIENNA, AUSTRIA (THURSDAY, 7:30pm)
The show was rescheduled from May 22, 1980. The concert itself was truncated due to rowdy audience and Page was hit in the face with a firecracker.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (stopped), Stage Announcements, Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven, Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun..).
Source: Complete good to very good audience recording. Almost 124 minutes.
Details: There is very little nearby audience noise. The band comes through clear and balanced and there is very little tape hiss.

Bootleg LP Reference(s): All Good Things Go By Trees: Inedits Volume 3 (Wein)

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Binder (Tarantura), Deutchland Uber Alles (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), Goodnight Vienna (Electric Magic), Spare Parts 1980 (POT), Tour Over Vienna (Moonchild Records), & Vienna (Tarantura)

Comments: Quite a powerful and energetic show. Achilles Last Stand is not present on this concert and appears not to have been performed. Plant is in very good voice at this show. His vocal adornments during Kashmir and Stairway To Heaven resemble those from the 1977 tour. The firecracker incident during White Summer cuts that song down to two and half minutes. Page did take a wrong turn during White Summer and was attempting to find his way back when the firecracker struck. The announcer asks the audience to bring to the stage the perpetrator so they can have a word with him. After the announcement, the band returns with a vengeance. Here is the whole announcement translated from its original language: "We have a group here that is giving their best but they can't be disturbed by idiots who throw something onto the stage! Jimmy Page has been injured by a firecracker that landed on his eyes! I can only ask for one thing: if someone is standing next to you who does this kind of nonsense, give him a smart rap over the knuckles! I can't set up concerts in vienna - and i'm setting up concerts since 15 years - if I can't guarantee for the safety of my acts (or performers). And now I must request your patience in order for us to clear this situation. We can't just forget what just happened, that's why we want the person who threw this to come up here on stage, or to be brought here by his neighbors. We want to meet him, we want to talk to him. And if he himself doesn't have the guts to come up here - because we can't continue with the concert until we talked to him - his neighbors should get him on the stage. Then the concert will continue. We'll have to talk to this man. I want him here because this idiot is messing up the show for everyone." Page does lose his grip during Rock And Roll's guitar solo, but he delivers an inspired and lengthy solo during Stairway To Heaven. After a light-hearted guitar introduction, the band launches into the most inextricable version of Whole Lotta Love ever. Boogie Woogie holds the line.

WARNING! Some sources reported that another tape of this show exist and may still be in the hands of a tape hoarder. Possibly whole show was recorded but a very big care must be taken with these reports.

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JUNE 27 - NUREMBERG MESSEHALLE, NUREMBURG, GERMANY (FRIDAY, 8pm)
The show ended early due to John Bonham having a stomach ache allegedly after eating 27 bananas because his body had no potassium in it because of his heavy drug and alcohol consumption that night.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin' [ cut ], Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog.
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 16 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg LP Reference(s): Two Short Evenings With Led Zeppelin (Merk)

Bootleg CD Reference(s): Air Raids Over Germany (Tecumseh), Blitzkrieg Over Europe (Tarantura), Fly Over Nuremburg (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), Sudden Attack (Flagge), & Triumph Des Willnes (Wendy Records)

Comments: This is the complete show ... Bonham collapsed after Black Dog because he ate too many bananas and had a severe stomachache! Too bad as they are playing with guts and quite a bit more energy than on some of the other shows on the tour.

WARNING! Some sources reported that audience tape with complete cancellation announcement of this show exist and may still be in the hands of a tape hoarder. Possibly whole show was recorded but a very big care must be taken with these reports.

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JUNE 29 - HALLENSTADION, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (SUNDAY, 7pm)
The show was rescheduled from June 1, 1980. Rumoured to be professionally filmed.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, [ cut ], All My Love, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Achilles Last Stand, [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Clause Knobs Introduction [ cut ], Rock And Roll, [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree, Feelin' Groovy..) [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience recording. Near 122 minutes.
Details: This is a tiny sounding tape recorded not too far away from the stage. The instruments are in a good balance although lower frequencies are not very representative.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) [ cut ] >> Kashmir, [ cut ], Claude Knobs Introduction, Rock And Roll, [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree, Feelin' Groovy..).
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience recording. 116 minutes.
Details: The sound is bassy and somewhat hissy but has the better atmosphere than first recording.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, [ cut ], All My Love, Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, [ cut ], Claude Knobs Introduction [ cut ], Rock And Roll, [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree, Feelin' Groovy..).
Source: Incomplete good to very good 3rd audience recording. 84 minutes.
Details: Fairly listenable but kinda distant tape with some hiss. Still not the great clarity here. This source is incomplete because security caught a taper. He was situated on the left side , around 75 meters from the stage in the audience.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Claude Knobs Introduction, Rock And Roll, [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree, Feelin' Groovy..).
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 113 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Black Dog, Achilles Last Stand [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. Almost 3 minutes.
Details: Band members’ height fills between one and two thirds of the screen height. Somoe copies are synched with circulating audio. Some copies have audio synched up with board tape.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) audience source 1: Eye Thank Yew (Happy Hippo), Last Bonzo (S-8006 & Monomatapa), & Swiss Made (S8006)

Bootleg LP Reference(s) soundboard: Live In Zurich (Toasted Recordworks)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1: Swiss Made (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), & Tour Over Europe 1980: Swiss Made (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Blitzkrieg Over Europe (Tarantura2000), Binder (Tarantura), The Final Tour European Daze 1980 (Patriot), A Good Hot One (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), Silver Coated Rails (Toasted/Condor), Gracias (Antrabata Reference Master), Tour Over Europe 1980: A Good Hot One (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin), & When Someone Introduced Berlin: The Complete Last Show (Babyface)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1 & soundboard mixes: Blitzkrieg Over Zurich (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Conquer Europe (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Ok Folks Ok Folks (Beelzebub Records), Tour Over Europe (Moonchild Records), & Triumph Des Willens (Wendy Records)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Assemblage II (Cosmic Energy)

Comments: One of the best shows from the 1980 tour, this show has a great version of Heartbreaker and The Train Kept a Rollin'. Jimmy flashes between inspired playing and getting his fingers caught in the strings. The rest of the group play well and seem to be having fun, although they totally botch Kashmir. That caused Plant to commented it: "If anybody's bootlegging that, you'll have to scratch that number cause wasn't completely correct - somehow we got through it." Robert's voice is in great shape.

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JUNE 30 - FRANKFURT FESTHALLE, FRANKFURT, GERMANY (MONDAY, 9pm)
The show is truncated due to rowdy audience. Phil Carson, Atlantic Records' executive, joining the band on piano in Money while John Paul Jones plays piano.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin' [ cut ], Nobody's Fault But Mine [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, [ cut ], The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Achilles Last Stand, [ cut ], White Summer (<< Jimmy Page Speech, Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Rock And Roll, [ cut ], Money, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Frankfurt Special [AKA Station Blues]..).
Source: Incomplete good to very good 1st audience recording. 125 minutes.
Details: This source is hissy, muffled and quite distant but has a great atmosphere. It is also echoey in places but none of that destroying the enjoyment of listening.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, [ cut ], White Summer (<< Jimmy Page Speech, Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Rock And Roll, Money, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Frankfurt Special [AKA Station Blues]..).
Source: Almost complete good 2nd audience recording. Near 129 minutes.
Detailes: Another hissy and distant tape but fairly clear, with some reverberation due to distance. This one seems to be less thigh in sound also a bit boomy in lower parts. Someone shouts 'Cookie died!' before "Trampled Underfoot" regarding to Plant's speech about the death of band's German groupie few days before because of drug overdose. The audience is very noisy, clapping and singing throughout.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (<< Jimmy Page Speech, Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Rock And Roll, Money, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Frankfurt Special [AKA Station Blues]..).
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. Near 131 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) soundboard: Dinosaur (Waggle) & Moonlight (Waggle)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Blitzkrieg Over Europe (Tarantura), Hotter Than The Hindenburg (Cobra Standard Series, Last Stand Disc), Moonlight/Dinosaur (Toasted/Condor), Sudden Attack! (Flagge), Tour Over Europe 1980 (Last Stand Disc), & Triumph Des Willnes (Wendy Records)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1 & soundboard mixes: Blitzkrieg Over Frankfurt (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Frankfurt Special (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, original & reissue), & Triumph Des Willens (Wendy Records)

Comments: This show must be tied with the night before for the best 1980 show ever! What an excellent show. One of the few 1980 shows that has no moments of apathy or sluggishness. Fresh ideas and old ones are mixed and the result is one of the best concerts ever in Led Zeppelin's career. Achilles Last Stand is excellent and one of the strongest versions ever and the encores are simply amazing. Robert's voice is great ... he hits all the high notes. Jimmy tried calm down the audience while his playing in White Summer 'cause he didn't hear himself! What makes this recording more interesting is presentation of Phil Carson, who joined the band for Money. He was introduced as "the man who used to play bass for Dusty Springfield".

WARNING! Some sources reported that two more audience tapes from this show are exist and may currently be in the hands of a tape hoarders but a very big care must be taken with these reports.

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JULY 2 - EISSTADION AM FRIEDRICHSPARK, MANNHEIM, GERMANY (WEDNESDAY, 7:30pm)
The show was rescheduled from May 31, 1980.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, Trampled Underfoot, [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, His Latest Flame..).
Source: Incomplete very good audience recording. 120 minutes.
Details: A bit distant but clear tape with all instruments positively defined.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, His Latest Flame..).
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 127 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg LP Reference(s) audience: Handsome Zeppelin Display Is Actually Iron Lung (Kankakee) & Zoso 80 (ZM-278)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Blitzkrieg Over Europe (Tarantura), Dinosaurs Watching Parts 1&2 (Flying Disc Music), Eye Thank Yew (Tarantura), & Mannheim 1980 (Flagge)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience & soundboard mixes: Mannheim 1980 (Wendy Records) & Strangers In The Night (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Comments: A merely average 1980 gig. Well played and well sung but not nearly as hot as the gigs in Zurich and Frankfurt days before. Jimmy is somewhat sloppy although he does manage some great solos in Since I've Been Loving You and Achilles Last Stand. Bonham sounds quite bored in Achilles, however. Robert sounds like he is singing Stairway To Heaven under extreme duress ... he makes no effort to hide the fact that he's sick of it! Overall a decent show with mistakes and apathy mixed heavily with the moments of inspiration.

WARNING! Some sources reported that two more audience tapes of this show are exist and may still be in the hands of a tape hoarder. Possibly whole show was recorded but a very big care must be taken with these reports.

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JULY 3 - EISSTADION AM FRIEDRICHSPARK, MANNHEIM, GERMANY (THURSDAY, 7:30pm)

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song [ cut ], Hot Dog, All My Love, Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], Communication Breakdown, Rock And Roll.
Source: Incomplete very good audience recording. 114 minutes.
Details: The tape is somewhat distant but clear recording with some noisy audience.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], Communication Breakdown, Rock And Roll.
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. Near 114 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Eye Thank Yew (Tarantura), The Last Day In Mannheim (Whole Lotta Live), Mannheim 7/3/80 (Tarantura2000), Mannheim 1980 (Flagge), Motivated Dinosaurs In Mannheim Parts 1&2 (Flying Disc Music), & Strangers In The Night (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience & soundboard mixes: Mannheim 1980 (Wendy Records) & Tour Over Mannheim (Moonchild Records)

Comments: A better show than the night before, although still sluggish in some places. The opening numbers are good, including an extended The Train Kept A Rollin'. Overall, the show is very good although as a whole not quite as good as previous ones on the tour. Still, they are in high sprits and play very well, including a great middle string of numbers. The only weak link is Stairway To Heaven, with Robert giving it a deliberate lounge act reading, showing the band's apathy for it.

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JULY 5 - MUNICH OLYMPIAHALLE, MUNICH, GERMANY (SATURDAY, 9pm)
The show was rescheduled from May 23, 1980. Simon Kirke of Bad Company joining the band for Whole Lotta Love on second drum kit.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, [ cut ], Hot Dog [ cut ], All My Love, Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun..).
Source: Incomplete very good 1st audience recording. 118 minutes.
Details: A bit distant but clear tape with some audience noise in places.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, [ cut ], Hot Dog], All My Love, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot [ cut ], Since I've Been Loving You, [ cut ], Achilles Last Stand, [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun..).
Source: Incomplete good to very good 2nd audience recording. 116 minutes.
Details: A somewhat muffled source but with a fair clarity of all instruments and with some tape hiss. The audience do not seem to be as noisy here as on previous recording.

Recording Includes: Black Dog, In The Evening, Hot Dog, All My Love, Trampled Underfoot, Achilles Last Stand, Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven, Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun..) [ cut throughout ].
Source: Incomplete 8mm silent color amateur footage. 10 minutes.
Details: Full body fills half to full screen height. Some copies circulated have sound synched up with existing audios. The LZ Official YouTube channel version has no Black Dog snippet at the start.

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1: Binder (Tarantura), Munich 1980 (Tarantura), & Spare Parts 1980 (POT)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1 & 2 mixes: Jamming With Simon Kirke! (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Bootleg Visual Reference(s): Assemblage (Cosmic Energy), Film Noir Volume 2 - 1977~1980 (Hercules), Hats Off To John Bonham (Sugar Mama), Latter Visions/The Best Of Led Zeppelin Clips Volume Two (Celebration Definitive Masters), & See Through The Out Films, Led Zeppelin 1979-1980 (Cosmic Energy)

Comments: A very uneven, although very good show. Robert seems to be in good spirits with his crowd rapport, except fore his completely dead and emotionless delivery of Stairway To Heaven. The band is playing well, although Jimmy, as usual on this tour, varies between brilliance and apathy. After Kashmir Plant announces: "John Bonham was on drums, John Bonham ... John Henry Bonham ... Moby Dick, Dick, Dick?" It would seem Plant is still hell bent on getting Bonzo to play Moby Dick during this tour! The encores are the hottest part of the show!

WARNING! Some sources reported that another tape of this show exist and may still be in the hands of a tape hoarder. Possibly whole show was recorded but a very big care must be taken with these reports.

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JULY 7 - EISSPORTHALLE JAFFESTRASSE, BERLIN, GERMANY (MONDAY, 8pm)
The show was rescheduled from May 29, 1980.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, Stairway To Heaven, Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love.
Source: Complete very good to excellent 1st audience recording. 144 minutes.
Details: This is extremely clear and well balance source recorded not far away from the stage. Each instruments is perfectly defined. The only problem is some hiss but it can be reduced easily. The audience it talktative though.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song [ cut ], Hot Dog, All My Love, Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You [ cut ], White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir, [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ cut ], [ cut ], Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love [ cut ].
Source: Incomplete very good 2nd audience recording. 135 minutes.
Details: Kinda muffled 'til the first cut, more hissy source taped not far away from other taper's location, with similar distance.

Recording Includes: The Train Kept A Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, In The Evening, The Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, [ cut ], Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, White Summer (<< Black Mountain Side..) >> Kashmir [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love.
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. 136 minutes.
Details: The recording is a very good balanced professional board tape.

Bootleg LP Reference(s): Bonzo's Last Ever Gig (Amazing Stork), Bonzo's Last Ever Gig In Berlin July 1980 (Z 8077), Last Stand (Toasted Recordworks), & Live In Zurich (Toasted Recordworks)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1: Eternal Magic (Empress Valley Supreme Disc)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) soundboard: Beautiful Concert Finale (Wendy Records), Berlin 1980 (Tarantura), Binder (Tarantura), Bonzo's Last Stand (Empress Valley Supreme Disc), Complete Berlin (Silver Rarities), Final Touch/Last Stand/Straight Jacket (Toasted/Condor), The Final Tour European Daze 1980 (Patriot), Heineken (Tarantura), The Last (Immigrant), Spare Parts 1980 (POT), , & When Someone Introduced Berlin: The Complete Last Show (Babyface)

Bootleg CD Reference(s) audience source 1 & soundboard mixes: Berlin 1980 The Last Concert (Lighthouse), Eternal Magic (Empress Valley Supreme Disc, 2CD & 4CD) & A Memory Frozen Forever (Godfatherecords)

Comments: The last show of the tour and the last Led Zeppelin show ever! This show alternates between brilliance and boredom, especially from Jimmy. But the good moments are very good. Since I've Been Loving You is a great version and there is a lot of experimentation with a very long and great version of Trampled Underfoot and a long version of Stairway To Heaven. Whole Lotta Love is a long jam that sounds great. Amazing bass from Jones as Jimmy spits out guitar flourishes and Robert and Bonzo cook behind this. One of the two shows from the 1980 Tour that didn't have Achilles Last Stand. But as the last ever show there is historical significance here.

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JULY 8 - EISSPORTHALLE JAFFESTRASSE, BERLIN, GERMANY (TUESDAY)
The show was canceled ue to poor ticket sales.

 

Led Zeppelin Twelfth Eighties Part One U.S. Tour
October 17, 1980 - November 15, 1980

OCTOBER 17 - MONTREAL FORUM, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA (FRIDAY) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
OCTOBER 19 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LANDOVER, MARYLAND (SUNDAY) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
OCTOBER 20 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LANDOVER, MARYLAND (MONDAY) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
OCTOBER 22 - THE SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (WEDNESDAY) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
OCTOBER 23 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LANDOVER, MARYLAND (THURSDAY) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
OCTOBER 26 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, CLEVELAND, OHIO (SUNDAY) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
OCTOBER 27 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, CLEVELAND, OHIO (MONDAY) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
OCTOBER 29 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MICHIGAN (WEDNESDAY) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
OCTOBER 30 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MICHIGAN (THURSDAY, 8pm) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
NOVEMBER 1 - WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, BUFFALO, NEW YORK (SATURDAY, 8pm) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
NOVEMBER 3 - THE SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (MONDAY) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
NOVEMBER 4 - THE SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (TUESDAY) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
NOVEMBER 6 - PITTSBURGH CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (THURSDAY) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
NOVEMBER 7 - PITTSBURGH CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (FRIDAY) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
NOVEMBER 9 - ST. PAUL CIVIC CENTRE ARENA, ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA (SUNDAY) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
NOVEMBER 10 - CHICAGO STADIUM, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (MONDAY, 8pm) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
NOVEMBER 12 - CHICAGO STADIUM, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (WEDNESDAY, 8pm) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
NOVEMBER 13 - CHICAGO STADIUM, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (THURSDAY, 8pm) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.
NOVEMBER 15 - CHICAGO STADIUM, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (SATURDAY, 8pm) (cancelled)
The show was abruptly cancelled due to the death of drummer, John Bonham.