IAN ANDERSON OF JETHRO TULL TOUR DATES 2019
50 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL Continues Into its 51st Year
Medford, Massachusetts September 11
Forest Hills, Queens, New York September 14
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT September 19 (Final Show)
July 2, 2019
Ian Anderson’s 50 Years of Jethro Tull continues this year with tours confirmed in the United States and Europe. Concerts in the States in March, July, and September with confirmed concerts on both coasts in New Jersey, Maryland, New England, and California. The first Jethro Tull tour in North America was in 1969.
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, playing their first concerts in North America in November and December 1969!
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 the group’s immense and diverse catalogue of work encompasses folk, blues, classical and heavy rock stylings. The anniversary concerts will feature a broad mix of material, some of it focusing 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 2012.
Anderson says, “We continue to present the 50th Anniversary concerts in many countries and regions not visited in 2018, and also many Tull repertoire shows in Europe. There will be, of course, my usual charitable cathedral and church concerts in December. In the USA – many would argue – 2019 is really the 50th Anniversary for US fans since we first visited in early 1969.”
Ian Anderson is accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O’Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests
In addition to the tour, look for “the excellent special edition of the Steven Wilson remix and remastered STORMWATCH, now celebrating the 40th Anniversary (with extra material from the sessions and some live concerts).” The official Tull 50th Anniversary book should be released in the first few months of 2019 – watch www.JethroTull.com for more news.
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.
Ian Anderson’s 50 Years of Jethro Tull North American Tour Dates 2019
March 9: Ocean Resort Casino, Ovation Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
March 11: The Theater at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD
March 12: Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, NJ
July 5: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, CA
July 6: Five Point Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
July 7: San Diego Civic Theatre, San Diego, CA
July 9: Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery* (public on sale April 8, 2019)
September 11: Chevalier Theatre, Medford, MA
September 13: Parx Casino, Bensalem, PA
September 14: Queens, NY, Forest Hills Stadium
September 15: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
Ian Anderson will be performing at the Chevalier Theatre, in Medford, MA, on September 11, at 8 PM.
The Chevalier Theatre is at 30 Forest Street, in Medford, MA.
Admission ranges from $79 to $165.
The ticket buy link is https://chevaliertheatre.com/artist/jethro-tull/