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Jethro Tull add more 50th anniversary dates, including Forest Hills Stadium

Jethro Tull
photo by Travis Latam

Jethro Tull (with Ian Anderson as the only original and/or longtime member) went on a 50th anniversary tour earlier this year, and they’ve now extended that tour through September 2019. “In the USA – many would argue – 2019 is really the 50th Anniversary for US fans since we first visited in early 1969,” Ian said.

The band went through tons of lineup changes over the years, but they sort of officially “broke up” when Ian parted ways with Tull’s other constant member, guitarist Martin Barre, in 2012. Martin said, “It’s important that people realize there will never be a Jethro Tull again. There will be two solo bands: the Ian Anderson Band and the Martin Barre Band,” and in a 2017 interview he shot down any hopes for a reunion: “We don’t communicate and we’re very established in our minds that we’ve gone separate ways.” Earlier this year, Ian “re-activated” Jethro Tull for the 50th anniversary with the members of his solo band backing him (technically billed as “Ian Anderson Presents Jethro Tull”), and that’s the version of the band who will be on the road throughout 2019.

The tour includes a big NYC show on September 14 at Forest Hills Stadium. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/14) at 10 AM.

Ian also has some other shows billed as “Jethro Tull performed by Ian Anderson.” All dates are listed, with a video of the current Tull lineup playing the classic “Aqualung” in LA earlier this year, below.

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Jethro Tull — 2018/2019 Tour Dates
Tour: Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour Europe
10th December 2018 Vienna Stadthalle F Austria
Tour: Ian Anderson Christmas Shows
12th December 2018 Bologna Chiesa San Salvatore Italy
13th December 2018 Reggio Emilia Basilica della Ghiara Italy
17th December 2018 Birmingham Birmingham Cathedral United Kingdom
18th December 2018 Hereford Hereford Cathedral United Kingdom

Tour: Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour Europe
16th January 2019 Kiev International Centre of Culture and Arts Ukraine
18th January 2019 Bratislava Hant Arena Slovakia
19th January 2019 Budapest Congress Hall Hungary
28th February 2019 Randers Store Sal, Vaerket, Denmark
1st March 2019 Esbjerg Koncertsalen, Musikhuset Denmark

Tour: Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour North America
9th March 2019 Atlantic City Ocean Resort Casino United States
11th March 2019 Oxon Hill The Theater at MGM National Harbor United States
12th March 2019 Morristown Mayo Performing Arts Center United States

Tour: Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour Europe
22nd March 2019 Ostrava Gong Czech Republic
23rd March 2019 Brno BVV – hall G1 Czech Republic
24th March 2019 Prague Kongresove Centrum Czech Republic
28th March 2019 Torino Teatro Colosseo Italy
29th March 2019 Brescia Dis_Play Italy
30th March 2019 Bologna Teatro Europauditorium Italy
1st April 2019 Trieste Politeama Rossetti Italy
10th April 2019 Lingen EmslandArena Germany
11th April 2019 Bremen Metropol Theater Germany
12th April 2019 Flensburg Deutsches Haus Germany

Tour: Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour North America
5th July 2019 Indio Fantasy Springs Resort Casino United States
6th July 2019 Irvine FivePoint Amphitheatre United States
7th July 2019 San Diego San Diego Civic Theatre United States
9th July 2019 Saratoga The Mountain Winery United States

Tour: JETHRO TULL performed by Ian Anderson
19th July 2019 Kulmbach Plassenburg Germany
2nd August 2019 Calw Kloster Hirsau Germany
3rd August 2019 Hanau Amphitheater Germany
17th August 2019 Bonn Open Air Kunst! Rasen Germany

Tour: Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour North America
11th September 2019 Medford Chevalier Theatre United States
14th September 2019 Queens Forest Hills Pavilion United States
15th September 2019 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena United States

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