Jethro Tull Announce 2024 UK Tour Dates

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Jethro Tull have announced the UK leg of The Seven Decades Tour, set to kick off at the Bristol Beacon on 17 April 2024. See below for full list of dates.

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The 11 date tour will treat fans to material from throughout the prog giants’ career, including songs from classic albums This Was, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Heavy Horses and Stormwatch.

Tickets for the tour are on sale 9am Friday June 16th from the venues direct or www.Ticketline.co.uk

The tour will celebrate the seven decades in which Jethro Tull have written and performed music. Through their 23 studio albums, they have continued to push the boundaries of their music. With Ian Anderson’s unique and iconic flute playing paired with his distinct vocal, they are one of the most important and distinctive bands the UK have ever produced and Ian’s desire to continually innovate has ensured they remain as relevant around the world today as they did in the 70s.

Upon announcing the tour, Ian Anderson, the bands founding member, said, “We have been playing UK tours in many of the same venues for the past 55 years. But the quiet magic of towns and cities I know so well never fails to amuse and amaze. As the equivalent of Michael Portillo with a flute, I tend to use the train for UK tours and travel alone while the others go in a tour bus or vans. Many of the UK theatre venues have changed their names and had the odd facelift, The London Palladium is new for us, as far as I recollect, and takes me back to my youth with nights of TV variety shows. Anyway I digress…

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“We shall be playing songs from each of the seven decades of Jethro Tull albums. Learning and rehearsing some half-forgotten tracks from our catalogue is like meeting old friends after a long silence. Yes – they have aged, but the years drop away after a few run-throughs and a couple of beers.

“We hope to see you along the way and bring a hankie for those tearful nostalgic moments. Or to wipe off the flute spit if you are in the front row. Sorry about that!”

Jethro Tull: The Seven Decades Tour

April

Wednesday 17 April – Bristol Beacon Friday 19 April – Bournemouth Pavilion Saturday 20 April – Birmingham Symphony Hall Monday 22 April – London Palladium Tuesday 23 April – Cambridge Corn Exchange Monday 29 April – Aberdeen Music Hall Tuesday 30 April – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

May

Thursday 2 May – Gateshead Sage Friday 3 May – Sheffield City Hall Sunday 5 May – Manchester Lowry Monday 6 May – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

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