ON THIS DAY… 25 NOV 1988
I PLAY THE HAMMERSMITH ODEON WITH OUTRIDER

Today the Outrider tour passed through London at the Hammersmith Odeon. The building dates back to 1932 in the classic art deco style of that period for prominent cinema theatres; but now a firm favourite of many groups to play. It was a sympathetic venue for this kind of show. It has been named Labatt’s Apollo, Carling Apollo, Hammersmith Apollo, the HMV Apollo. No matter what it is called, it will always be a bastion of rock and roll venues.

ON THIS DAY… 25 NOV 1988

I PLAY THE HAMMERSMITH ODEON WITH OUTRIDER

Today the Outrider tour passed through London at the Hammersmith Odeon. The building dates back to 1932 in the classic art deco style of that period for prominent cinema theatres; but now a firm favourite of many groups to play. It was a sympathetic venue for this kind of show. It has been named Labatt’s Apollo, Carling Apollo, Hammersmith Apollo, the HMV Apollo. No matter what it is called, it will always be a bastion of rock and roll venues.

25 November 1988

25 November 1988

12 NOV 1988

I PLAYED AT THE RITZ BALLROOM IN NEW YORK WITH OUTRIDER

We played two nights at The Ritz in New York on the Outrider tour, this was a funky venue that I really enjoyed playing and I know all the band did too. Although it was hot, sweaty and intense, both evenings produced great shows. One of those nights where you wish you could be in the audience! The members of Geffen Records were there too.

Also on this day in 2007, Led Zeppelin ‘Mothership’ was released in the UK with the iconic Shepard Fairey artwork.

Today in 1998, Page & Plant played on a second visit to Zagreb to which an acquaintance said ‘Why did you come back, no one ever comes back’.

12 November 1988

12 November 1988

ON THIS DAY… 29 OCT 1988

OUTRIDER PLAYED THE CENTRUM, WORCESTER, MA

We play at The Centrum Worcester, which was one of the best shows we played on the ‘88 tour. Robert Plant with his solo tour, had re-routed to start following up our dates and in fact, at Worcester, he played the following day on the 30th. He disguised himself and slipped in to see the show. It’s a shame he didn’t say hello. Read local newspaper review

Also on this day Chris Dreja photographed the members of Led Zeppelin for the back cover of Led Zeppelin I in 1968.

AUDIO: In My Time of Dying

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ON THIS DAY… 29 OCT 1988

OUTRIDER PLAYED THE CENTRUM, WORCESTER, MA

We play at The Centrum Worcester, which was one of the best shows we played on the ‘88 tour. Robert Plant with his solo tour, had re-routed to start following up our dates and in fact, at Worcester, he played the following day on the 30th. He disguised himself and slipped in to see the show. It’s a shame he didn’t say hello. Read local newspaper review

Also on this day Chris Dreja photographed the members of Led Zeppelin for the back cover of Led Zeppelin I in 1968.

AUDIO: In My Time Of Dying

29 October 1988/1968

29 October 1988/1968

14 SEP 1988
I PLAY THE FRANK ERWIN CENTER IN AUSTIN, TX WITH OUTRIDER

I played The Frank Erwin Centre in Austin, Texas on the Outrider solo tour and Ronnie Lane, who now lived and performed locally, appeared with Bucks Burnett and photographer Mark Bowman. I hadn’t seen Ronnie for a while, but I toured with him on the ARMS tour in the UK and the US and it was so good to meet up with this extraordinary man and musician again. He is pictured here at the show.

FEATURED AUDIO: How Come (Ronnie Lane)

14 SEP 1988

I PLAY THE FRANK ERWIN CENTER IN AUSTIN, TX WITH OUTRIDER

I played The Frank Erwin Centre in Austin, Texas on the Outrider solo tour and Ronnie Lane, who now lived and performed locally, appeared with Bucks Burnett and photographer Mark Bowman. I hadn’t seen Ronnie for a while, but I toured with him on the ARMS tour in the UK and the US and it was so good to meet up with this extraordinary man and musician again. He is pictured here at the show.

FEATURED AUDIO: How Come (Ronnie Lane)

14 September 1988

14 September 1988

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14 SEP 1988

I PLAY THE FRANK ERWIN CENTER IN AUSTIN, TX WITH OUTRIDER

I played The Frank Erwin Centre in Austin, Texas on the Outrider solo tour and Ronnie Lane, who now lived and performed locally, appeared with Bucks Burnett and photographer Mark Bowman. I hadn’t seen Ronnie for a while, but I toured with him on the ARMS tour in the UK and the US and it was so good to meet up with this extraordinary man and musician again. He is pictured here at the show.

FEATURED AUDIO: How Come (Ronnie Lane)

09 SEP 1988

I PLAYED THE USF SUNDOME IN TAMPA, FLORIDA WITH OUTRIDER

Settling into the Outrider tour, and by this, our third date, the band were playing really well together but these early dates were threatended by hurricanes Florence and Gilbert, with imminent arrival predicted. Here at Tampa, with threat of elemental attack, we played with audience slightly down on the expected turn out. I had played the Atlantic 40th only recently and it wasn’t quite as I had hoped. And this performance may have affected the attendance of early shows along with the hurricane. It didn’t take long for the shows to gain momentum and the venues to start filling, once the word had got out that I was alive and kicking.

DURBAN LAVERDE (BASS), JASON BONHAM (DRUMS), JP (GUITARS), JOHN MILES (VOCALS)

AUDIO: I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU (OUTRIDER)

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09 SEP 1988

I PLAYED THE USF SUNDOME IN TAMPA, FLORIDA WITH OUTRIDER

Settling into the Outrider tour, and by this, our third date, the band were playing really well together but these early dates were threatended by hurricanes Florence and Gilbert, with imminent arrival predicted. Here at Tampa, with threat of elemental attack, we played with audience slightly down on the expected turn out. I had played the Atlantic 40th only recently and it wasn’t quite as I had hoped. And this performance may have affected the attendance of early shows along with the hurricane. It didn’t take long for the shows to gain momentum and the venues to start filling, once the word had got out that I was alive and kicking.

DURBAN LAVERDE (BASS), JASON BONHAM (DRUMS), JP (GUITARS), JOHN MILES (VOCALS)

AUDIO: I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU (OUTRIDER)

9 September 1988

9 September 1988

ON THIS DAY… 06 SEP 1988
I START THE OUTRIDER TOUR IN ATLANTA, GA

This marked the first date of my first solo tour in the United States primarily. The band comprised of John Miles, vocals and keyboard, Durban Laverde on bass and Jason Bonham on drums. These guys had featured on my Outrider album and we were to feature material from that album and from my past going back to The Yardbirds.
Also on this day in 2008, ‘It Might Get Loud’ premiered at the Ryerson Theatre in Toronto, while in 1968, I arrived in Denmark prior to our first show of the Scandinavian tour for Led Zeppelin.

FEATURED AUDIO: Wasting My Time (Outrider)

ON THIS DAY… 06 SEP 1988

I START THE OUTRIDER TOUR IN ATLANTA, GA

This marked the first date of my first solo tour in the United States primarily. The band comprised of John Miles, vocals and keyboard, Durban Laverde on bass and Jason Bonham on drums. These guys had featured on my Outrider album and we were to feature material from that album and from my past going back to The Yardbirds.

Also on this day in 2008, ‘It Might Get Loud’ premiered at the Ryerson Theatre in Toronto, while in 1968, I arrived in Denmark prior to our first show of the Scandinavian tour for Led Zeppelin.

FEATURED AUDIO: Wasting My Time (Outrider)

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ON THIS DAY… 06 SEP 1988

I START THE OUTRIDER TOUR IN ATLANTA, GA

This marked the first date of my first solo tour in the United States primarily. The band comprised of John Miles, vocals and keyboard, Durban Laverde on bass and Jason Bonham on drums. These guys had featured on my Outrider album and we were to feature material from that album and from my past going back to The Yardbirds.

Also on this day in 2008, ‘It Might Get Loud’ premiered at the Ryerson Theatre in Toronto, while in 1968, I arrived in Denmark prior to our first show of the Scandinavian tour for Led Zeppelin.

FEATURED AUDIO: Wasting My Time (Outrider)