Jimmy Page Newcastle City Hall 23rd November 1988

Jimmy Page Newcastle City Hall 23rd November 1988
JimmyPageOutriderSupport from Dare.
In 1988 Jimmy Page released his solo album Outrider, which featured guest musicians included Chris Farlowe, who sang on a number of tracks, Robert Plant, who sang on one track, John Miles (sang on two tracks) and John Bonham’s son Jason on drums. Jimmy subsequently went out on tour with a band featuring John Miles (vocals and guitar), Durban Laverde (bass) and Jason Bonham (drums). The tour was relatively short, luckily he called at Newcastle City Hall. Jimmy reflected on the album and tour afterwards: “Outrider’s all right. It’s demo-like compared with those overproduced albums that came out at the time. It didn’t do very well — doesn’t matter — but I did tour. I was playing music on that tour going right back to The Yardbirds. Jason [Bonham] was the drummer on that tour.” Jimmy’s set included tracks from Outrider, Zeppelin classics, songs by his previous band (with Paul Rodgers) The Firm, and back to his Yardbirds days for Train Kept a Rollin’. jimmytixIt was a great concert; we had seats looking down on the stage, but a pretty good view nonetheless and it was amazing seeing the guitar maestro so close up. Jimmy did the full bit; violin bow; theremin, and classic Zep solos. Great stuff. Setlist: Who’s to Blame; Prelude; Over the Hills and Far Away; Wanna Make Love; Writes of Winter; Tear Down The Walls; Emerald Eyes; Midnight Moonlight (including excerpts from White Summer, Black Mountain Side and Kashmir); In My Time of Dying; City Sirens; Someone To Love; Prison Blues; The Chase; Dazed and Confused; Wasting My Time; Blues Anthem (If I Cannot Have Your Love …); Custard Pie; Train Kept A-Rollin’; Stairway to Heaven (instrumental version).

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by dawn on February 18, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I was at this concert seat O 37 stalls i was looking forward to this gig and i was not disappointed i remember jimmys guitar being very very loud but what a wonderful night, i was recovering from “night of the guitars” the night before also at the city hall think i must of listened to every type of guitar playing in those two nights however it was great to see jimmy do his stuff. ,


  2. Posted by Graham on January 2, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    This was the first concert I ever saw, as a Zep-obsessed sixteen year-old, it totally blew my mind. Travelled over from Carlisle with my mate Nick Griffiths (RIP) on an Irvings coach. I still have the programme, ticket and tour badges. Stalls ticket was £9.00. Support band was Dare. The Midnight Moonlight interlude section was simply incredible. During a moments pause in the show, Jimmy was fiddling with his equipment, and someone in the crowd shouted “just play owt Jimmy man”. A few weeks after the gig I managed to pick up the bootleg cassettes at a record fair in Carlisle.


    • Posted by vintagerock on January 2, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      Many thanks Graham Happy days. Thanks for reminding me that Dare were the support act. I’ve added that to the post. Cheers Peter


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