Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour Hits U.S.: Recap

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Ian Anderson with the band on May 30, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ on opening night of their North American tour

In celebration of Jethro Tull’s 50th anniversary—they played their first show at the Marquee Club London on February 2, 1968—Ian Anderson has organized a tour for the golden celebration. It began in Europe in April and began its North American run on May 30.

On May 25, a career-spanning 3-CD set, 50 For 50, was released, with tracks selected by Anderson.

On Friday night (June 1), the tour arrived in Los Angeles at the Greek Theatre, with a 20-song set packed with classic rock hits from the group’s 11 gold and five platinum records. Anderson is back by David Goodier (bass guitar), John O’Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), and Scott Hammond (drums). We’ve got video highlights from the tour’s first two dates.

Watch Aqualung‘s “My God” from the North American tour’s opening night in Phoenix

Here’s “Cross-Eyed Mary” from that same show

Related: Our interview with Ian Anderson

Watch “Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young to Die”

And for the June 1 encore… “Locomotive Breath”

Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour, June 1, 2018 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, Setlist

My Sunday Feeling
Love Story
A Song For Jeffrey
Some Day the Sun Won’t Shine For You
Dharma For One
Living in the Past
A New Day Yesterday
Bourree in E Minor
With You There to Help Me / The Witch’s Promise
My God
Cross-Eyed Mary
Thick as a Brick
A Passion Play
Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young to Die
Songs From the Wood
Ring Out, Solstice Bells
Heavy Horses
Farm on the Freeway
Aqualung

Encore
Locomotive Breath

Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary North American Dates (Tickets available here and here)

May 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Jun 01 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
Jun 02 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre
Jun 03 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Jun 05 – Visalia, CA – Visalia Fox Theatre
Jun 06 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Community Theater
Jun 08 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
Jun 09 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
Jun 10 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Jun 29 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
Jun 30 – New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino Resort
Jul 01 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Jul 03 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Jul 06 – Ottawa, Canada – Bluesfest
Jul 07 – Montreal, Canada – Festival International de Jazz
Aug 31 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
Sep 01 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Sep 03 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival
Sep 05 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at the Heights
Sep 07 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
Sep 08 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Perf. Arts
Sep 09 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Sep 11 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Sep 12 – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theatre

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  1. Nicky
    #1 Nicky 17 June, 2018, 23:56

    I was at Jethro Tulls at the Fox Theater Visalia Ca.
    He seemed to have sparatic times where his mike cut out.
    Other than that it was a great show…
    Four out of five fingers up.. iiii

    This is from your ad on this page the bands name is Jethro Tull not Aqualung

    Watch Aqualung‘s “My God” from the North American tour’s opening night 

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