It was on the 2nd of February 1968 at the world-famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street that Jethro Tull first performed under that name. The group would go on to become one of the most successful and enduring bands of their era, selling over 60 million albums worldwide and entering the cultural collective consciousness along the way. To celebrate this golden anniversary, Ian Anderson will present 50 years of Jethro Tull in a epic 50th Anniversary Tour. The first stop of the North American leg of the tour will be the State Theater in Minneapolis.
The debut album, This Was, was released later that same year. Founder, frontman and flautist, Ian Anderson, is rightly credited with introducing the flute to rock as a front line instrument, not to mention the codpiece!
Jethro Tull are one of the biggest selling Progressive Rock artists of all time and their immense and diverse catalogue of work encompasses folk, blues, classical and heavy rock. The anniversary concerts will feature a broad mix of material, some of it focussing on the earlier formative period through to the heavy hitters of the Tull catalogue from the albums This Was, Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die, Songs From The Wood, Heavy Horses, Crest Of A Knave and even a touch of TAAB2 from 201
Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour North America
Aug 31, 2018 – Minneapolis – State Theater
Sep 1, 2018 – Kansas City – Starlight Theatre
Sep 3, 2018 – Highland Park – Ravinia Festival
Sep 5, 2018 – Huber Heights – Rose Music Center at the Heights
Sep 7, 2018 – Vienna – Wolf Trap
Sep 8, 2018 – Philadelphia – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 9, 2018 – Boston – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Sep 11, 2018 – New York City – Beacon Theatre
Sep 12, 2018 – Wallingford – Oakdale Theatre