Jethro Tull are bringing their 50th anniversary celebrations to your city

During their 50-year history, the band has performed over 3,000 concerts in more than 50 countries, playing 100+ concerts each year.


                            Jethro Tull are bringing their 50th anniversary celebrations to your city
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To celebrate their golden anniversary, Ian Anderson will present 50 Years of Jethro Tull in summertime US concerts. It was on the February 2, 1968 at the world-famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London that Jethro Tull first performed. The group then went on to become one of the most successful and enduring bands of their era. The debut album, 'This Was', was released later that same year.

Founder, frontman, and flutist, Ian Anderson, is credited with introducing the flute to rock as a frontline instrument, not to mention the codpiece. 

"I am not usually a birthday or anniversary kind of guy but, just for once, I won't be a party-pooper either! I treasure the memories of the earlier years of Jethro Tull repertoire, associated as it is with the adventures of visiting so many countries for the first time to connect with new fans around the world. And this is a celebration of all the 33 band members who graced our ranks - musicians who brought their talents, skills and styles to bear on the performances live and in the studio. Join me and the current band for a nostalgic evening of varied music, representative of my ever-changing songwriting as our careers progressed through the years," Ian Anderson said. 

Ian Anderson is going to be accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests. 

Jethro Tull have released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. During their 50-year history, the band has performed over 3,000 concerts in more than 50 countries, playing 100+ concerts each year.

Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson 50th Anniversary North American Tour Dates

5/30/18: Phoenix, AZ: Comerica Theatre  
6/1/18: Los Angeles, CA: Greek Theatre
6/2/18: Berkeley, CA: The Greek Theatre
6/3/18: Paso Robles, CA: Vina Robles Amphitheatre
6/5/18: Visalia, CA: Visalia Fox Theatre
6/6/18: Sacramento, CA: Sacramento Community Theater
6/8/18: Bend, OR:  Les Schwab Amphitheater
6/9/18: Troutdale, OR: Edgefield
6/10/18: Woodinville, WA: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
6/27/18: Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
6/29/18: Saint Louis, MO: Fox Theatre
6/30/18: New Buffalo, MI: Four Winds Casino Resort - Silver Creek Event Center
7/1/18: Sterling Heights, MI: Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
7/3/18: Toronto, ON: Budweiser Stage
7/5/19: Quebec City Int. Summer Fest, Quebec City
7/6/18: Ottawa Blues Fest, Ottawa
7/7/18: Festival International De Jazz De Montreal
 
8/31/18 Minneapolis, MN: State Theatre
9/1/18: Kansas City, MO: Starlight Theatre
9/3/18: Highland Park, IL: Ravinia Festival
9/5/18: Huber Heights, OH: Rose Music Center at the Heights
9/7/18: Vienna, VA: Wolf Trap
9/8/18: Philadelphia, PA: Mann Center for the Performing Arts
9/9/18: Boston, MA: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
9/11/18: New York, NY: Beacon Theatre
9/12/18: Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT