TICKETS ON SALE NOW TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
MINNEAPOLIS—It was on Feb. 2, 1968 at the world-famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street that JETHRO TULL first performed under that name. The group would go on to become one of the most successful and enduring bands of their era, selling more than 60 million albums worldwide and entering the cultural collective consciousness along the way.
To celebrate this golden anniversary, Ian Anderson presents JETHRO TULL 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Friday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. as part of the worldwide touring schedule. Founder, frontman and flautist, Ian Anderson, is rightly credited with introducing the flute to rock as a front line instrument, not to mention the codpiece!
Tickets are on sale now to the general public at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave.), charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
|Friday||Aug. 31||8 p.m.||State Theatre||$63.50, $83.50, $104|
All pricing includes a Building Restoration Fee of $4.00.
JETHRO TULL are one of the biggest selling progressive rock artists of all time, and the group’s immense and diverse catalog of work encompasses folk, blues, classical and heavy rock stylings. The anniversary concert will feature a broad mix of material, some of it focusing on the earlier formative period through to the “heavy hitters” of the Tull catalogue from the albums This Was, Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die, Songs From The Wood, Heavy Horses, Crest Of A Knave and even a touch of TAAB2 from 2012.
Anderson says, “I am not usually a birthday or anniversary kind of guy but, just for once, I won’t be a party-pooper either! I treasure the memories of the earlier years of Jethro Tull repertoire, associated as it is with the adventures of visiting so many countries for the first time to connect with new fans around the world. And this is a celebration of all the 33 band members who graced our ranks – musicians who brought their talents, skills and styles to bear on the performances live and in the studio. Join me and the current band for a nostalgic evening of varied music, representative of my ever-changing songwriting as our careers progressed through the years.”
Anderson is accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O’Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests
About Jethro Tull
Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull have released 30 studio and live albums, selling more t
han 60 million copies worldwide. During their 50-year history, the band has performed more than 3,000 concerts in more than 50 countries, playing 100 concerts each year.
Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts by bringing together people, businesses and organizations in WeDo™, the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District. We serve the community through our three historic theatres – the Orpheum, State and Pantages – and our unique arts, culture and education programs. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.