They may seem too old to rock and roll, but Jethro Tull just keep on kicking the band will bring its flute-drenched prog rock sound on the road in the U.S. come July.
The U.S. tour starts July 17 in Cleveland, Ohio, and during the next month,
the group will play six more shows in the Midwest, ending on July 25 in
Toledo, Ohio. After a three-week hiatus, Tull will resume the tour in
Poughkeepsie, New York, on August 14, and wind through the East Coast until
the tour concludes on September 1 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The touring lineup features founding members Ian Anderson
(vocals, flute, acoustic guitar) and Martin Barre (electric guitar), and
more recent recruits Jonathan Noyce (bass), Andrew Giddings (keyboards) and
Doane Perry (drums).
On July 3 the band will release The Very Best of Jethro
Tull, which features 20 songs remastered by Anderson
at London's Abbey Road Studios, including "Aqualung," "Living in the Past," "Thick as a Brick" and "Locomotive Breath."
Three of the songs, "Too Old to Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young to Die," "Minstrel
in the Gallery" and "Heavy Horses," were edited by Anderson in order to
fit all the songs onto the 78 minute disc.
Jethro Tull tour dates, according to the band's publicist:
- 7/17 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Cain Park
- 7/19 Lansing, MI @ Common Ground Festival
- 7/20 Westbranch, MI @ Harley Davidson Hog Party
- 7/21 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
- 7/22 Cadott, WI @ Chippewa Valley Fest
- 7/24 Rockford, IL @ Coronado Theatre
- 7/25 Toledo, OH @ Stranahan Theatre
- 8/14 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid-Hudson Civic Centre
- 8/16 Wallingford, CT @ ctnow.com Oakdale Theatre
- 8/17 Shirley, NY @ Waldbaum's Balloon Festival
- 8/18 Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Casino
- 8/19 Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
- 8/21 Easton, PA @ State Theatre
- 8/22 Cohasset, MA @ South Shore Music Circus
- 8/23 Portland, ME @ Merrill Auditorium
- 8/24 Hyannis, MA @ Cape Cod Melody Tent
- 8/25 Beverly, MA @ North Shore Music Theatre
- 8/26 Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
- 8/28 Staten Island, NY @ Snug Harbor Cultural Center
- 8/29 Sparta, NJ @ McNiese Theatre
- 8/30 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ F.M. Kirby Centre
- 8/31 Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Concert Pavilion
- 9/1 Atlantic City, NJ @ Trump Marina