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Jethro Tull Is Back By Popular Demand

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Jethro Tull Is Back By Popular Demand

Following a sold out tour two years ago, legendary rockers Jethro Tull returns to New Zealand with their Very Best Of Jethro Tull concert in 2017. The band announced today today concerts in DunedinChristchurchWellington and Auckland in April. 

The concerts will be the “very best of”, featuring hits including Thick As A Brick, Living In The Past, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, Bouree and more. The four-concert tour caps a busy year of touring and a new album by the 60-million album selling Grammy Award-winning rockers.

Early in 1968, a group of young British musicians, born from the ashes of various failed regional bands gathered together in hunger, destitution and modest optimism in Luton, North of London.

Benefit, Aqualung, and Thick As A Brick followed and the band’s success grew internationally. Various band members came and went, but the charismatic front man and composer, flautist and singer Ian Anderson continued, as he does to this day, to lead the group through its various musical incarnations.

Jethro Tull were, by the mid-seventies, one of the most successful live performing acts on the world stage, rivalling Zeppelin, Elton John and even the Rolling Stones. Surprising, really, for a group whose more sophisticated and evolved stylistic extravagance was far from the Pop and Rock norm of that era.

With now some 30-odd albums to their credit and sales totalling more than 60 million, the apparently uncommercial Tull have continued over the next three decades to travel near and far to fans across the world.
After forty years at the bottom, at the top and various points in between, Tull are still performing typically more than a hundred concerts each year. Ian Anderson remains at the centre of a group of sometimes changing but highly capable – indeed excellent – musicians. Together they continue the legacy of Tull’s music with its rich variety and depth of expression wherever fans, young and old, want to hear Rock, Folk, Jazz and Classical-inspired music for grown-ups.

Jethro Tull
Dunedin - 18 April 2017 - Regent Theatre
Christchurch - 19 April 2017 - Isaac Theatre Royal
Wellington - 20 April 2017 - Michael Fowler Centre
Auckland - 22 April 2017 - The Civic