Jethro Tull To Take Classic Sound Across North America

Band announces 43 summer tour dates.

Classic-rockers Jethro Tull will hit North America with at least 43 shows this summer, showcasing old hits as well as material from last year's J-Tull Dot Com.

After completing a spring trek through Europe, the band will kick off the North American leg of its tour June 6 in Austin, Texas, and will blanket the South before hitting cities in the East, Midwest and Canada through July and August. The band plans to add dates for the West, according to its Web site.

Jethro Tull became rock superstars in the '70s, after the 1971 release of their third album, Aqualung (RealAudio excerpt of title track). Their music combines a progressive rock sound with frontman Ian Anderson's winding flute, as on their 1972 song "Thick as a Brick" (RealAudio excerpt).

Through the '90s Anderson released several solo albums, and in 1993 led the band on a 25th anniversary tour. Last year the band released J-Tull Dot Com, named for its Web site (

Jethro Tull tour dates:

June 6; Austin, Texas; The Backyard

June 8–9; Fort Worth, Texas; Bass Performance Hall

June 10; San Antonio, Texas; Majestic Theatre

June 11; Houston, Texas; Ariel Theatre

June 13; Louisville, Ky.; Palace Theatre

June 14; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Riverbend Festival

June 15; Biloxi, Miss.; Grand Casino

June 16; Robinsville, Miss.; Grand Casino Tunica

June 17; Birmingham, Ala.; City Stages Festival

June 18; Atlanta, Ga.; Chastain Park

June 20; Jacksonville, Fla.; Florida Theatre

June 21; Clearwater, Fla.; Ruth Eckerd Hall

June 23; Sunrise, Fla.; Sunrise Musical Theatre

June 25; Orlando, Fla.; House of Blues

June 27; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; House of Blues

June 28; Greenville, S.C.; Peace Center

June 29; Knoxville, Tenn.; Tennessee Theatre

July 1; Raleigh, N.C.; Walnut Creek (with the Chieftains)

July 2; Charlotte, N.C.; Blockbuster Pavilion (with the Chieftains)

July 3; Virginia Beach, Va.; GTE Amphitheatre (with the Chieftains)

July 17; Newark, N.J.; New Jersey PAC

July 19; New York, N.Y.; Beacon Theatre

July 20; Hershey, Pa.; Star Pavilion

July 21; Ledyard, Conn.; Foxwoods Resort

July 23; Gilford, N.H.; Meadowbrook Farm

July 25; Quebec City, Quebec; L'Agora

July 26; Montreal, Quebec; St. Dennis Theatre

July 28; Rochester, N.Y.; Fingerlakes PAC

July 29; Danbury, Conn.; Charles Ives Center

July 30; Vienna, Va.; Wolftrap

Aug. 1; Elmira, N.Y.; Clemens Center

Aug. 2; Easton, Pa.; State Theatre

Aug. 3; Erie, Pa.; Warner Theatre

Aug. 4; Kettering, Ohio; Fraze Pavilion

Aug. 5; Columbus, Ohio; Palace Theatre

Aug. 6; Youngstown, Ohio; Stanbaugh Auditorium

Aug. 8; Highland Park, Ill.; Ravinia Festival

Aug. 9; Interlochen, Mich.; Interlochen Center

Aug. 10; Green Bay, Wis.; Oneida Casino

Aug. 11; Ft Wayne, Ind.; Embassy Theatre

Aug. 12; Hamburg, N.Y.; New York Erie County Fair

Aug. 13; Utica, N.Y.; Stanley Theatre