Good Morning! This Friday, August 16, the printed front page of Diario de Jerez puts the focus on the advances on the 'Open Arms' and the final stretch of the Uncle Pepe Festival, on whose stage was Jethro Tull
Jethro Tull visits Malmö Arena on August 28, 2019! LINK Experience Ian Anderson, the world famous flute player and voice behind Jethro Tull, who in 2018 celebrated his 50th anniversary on the international stage!
Tonight Jethro Tull is coming to Malmö Arena! If you need a place to get in the mood before the gig starts, you are very welcome to the Vapihour with us! We offer good food and serve beer, drinks, wine and alcoholic at extra good price. In addition, Vapiano Emporia is a stone's throw from Malmö Arena so that you can easily make it to tonight's awesome event. Welcome to Vapiano! LINK
TWO TICKETS TO JETHRO TULL'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR!
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Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary North America Tour performs Bouree (from Stand Up 1969), With You There To Help Me-The Witch's Promise (5:16) (from Benefit 1970), My God (10:14), and Cross-Eyed Mary (16:15) (from Aqualung 1971). Ian Anderson was live in concert at The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA on June 1, 2018.
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Review: One year past 50, Jethro Tull’s music still shines under Anderson’s baton Lead singer of classic rockers performs at Mohegan Sun Sept. 8 by MICHAEL CHAIKEN | REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN September 18, 2019
Ian Anderson has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jethro Tull on stage for about a year now; so, technically, he’s celebrating 51 years of Tull.
But that year, musically, appears to have been well-spent in sharpening up his band’s chops.
Last year, Anderson brought the party to the Toyota Oakdale in Wallingford. On Sunday, Sept. 15, the Mohegan Sun Arena hosted Ian and the boys.
The group sounded great a year ago as it ran through the catalogue of Anderson’s old group.
But at the Mohegan, Anderson and crew – guitarist Floridan Opahle, drummer Scott Hammond, keyboardist John O’Hara, and bassist David Goodier ‑ sounded even better.
(Although Jethro Tull’s name is printed large and Anderson’s name is printed in fine print, this tour really is Anderson celebrating Tull, not the band Jethro Tull itself.)
The sound of Anderson’s group was more muscular, somehow, in 2019. It crunched and roared like the best arena rock of old. And they seemed much tighter after a year or so on the road.
Anderson’s voice also seemed stronger than a year ago. It’s more reflective of the Anderson of old, even if the highest notes were still out of reach. (Anderson still hands over the high notes to his bandmates and, on a few occasions, some videos projected behind the band. The videos took over “Heavy Horses” and the old war horse, “Aqualung.”)
And Anderson, well into his 70s, also proved to be as spry as ever. Some of his musical generation will take long breaks back stage to catch their breath. But Anderson would only walk over to stage right to take a swig of water before rejoining his band under the spotlight. And Anderson still managed to pull off his trademark flute solos played on a single leg. He also still dodged and dipped as he sang as if it were 1972 all over again.
Although Tull’s catalogue is deep and long-ranging, the set list at the Mohegan Sun was heavy on the classic rock favorites. The group trotted out favorites such as “Aqualung,” “Thick as a Brick, “Locomotive Breath” and “Too Old to Rock and Roll, Too Young to Die.”
This best-of-album approach is to be expected for an arena show with a near sell-out crowd. Anderson has said that for many classic rock fans, the group sits squarely in the same popular light as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath.
Most of the set on Sept. 8 drew from albums prior to 1978’s “Heavy Horses.” Although, Anderson did land for a moment at 1987’s “Crest of the Knave.”
There were some deeper cuts played during Anderson’s evening at the Mohegan Sun. The group played an excerpt from 1973’s “A Passion Play” and the instrumental “Warm Sporran” from 1979’s “Stormwatch.”
For me, the highlights of the evening were the introspective “Farm on the Freeway” because it was clear from Anderson’s performance that the tale of a farmer losing his property to “progress” meant something to him. The powerful “My God” from “Aqualung” also grabbed my attention and inspired me to go back to the original album again.
The crowd at the Mohegan clearly was populated solely with diehard fans. After 50 years, the days of curious onlookers wandering into the arena to jump on the latest pop music trend is unlikely to happen. And it was clear that for everyone in Uncasville, the music of Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull still means something to them.
And Anderson and his group made sure the audience’s ardor was not misplaced.
I give Ian Anderson’s Sept. 8 performance at the Mohegan Sun Arena at 4 ½ out of 5 stars.
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JETHRO TULL + NETHERLANDS 20-22.10.2019 LINK Posted on July 24, 2019 by moveyourears I used to live over two years in the Netherlands. Beautifully maintained, hyper dynamic and extremely eventful place to spend the best youth years. As adolescent hippy moving from town to town, sleeping anywhere, eating anything and biking more than walking, I had got a chance to know deeply whole Holland and North Brabant. I can tell you one thing: reckless life can be very happy life. What else is more important in human existence than happiness? No surprise that the Netherlands is the most international country all over the world. But when it comes to leisure traveling, can we call the Netherlands an undertouristic country? Hey, everybody fly to Amsterdam for leisure! Straight from Schiphol to Rijksmuseum! There are so many visitors that locals feel pressure to move to suburbs due to huge costs of accomodation. Around 18 million people traveled to Amsterdam last year and estimated number of tourists by 2025 is as huge as 30 million. But all tourists go to Mokum instead of exploring other parts of the Netherlands. And this is one of major Dutch problems thick as a brick.
Jethro Tull are smart. They will go to Heerlen, Haarlem and Utrecht this October during Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour Europe. Please be ready in your seats before they start. You don’t need to fasten any seatbelts and is better to leave mind open for unexpected events. Band will give spectacular show. There are plenty videos available on YouTube with Jethro Tull performing their anniversary concerts but I would recommend to wait and experience it in person. In meantime, you can enjoy their studio albums. My favorite are “Songs From the Wood” (1977), “Aqualung” (1971) and “Thick As A Brick” (1972), but I didn’t hear all. I like how this music interfere with my mundane worries. Even if Ian Anderson isn’t a poet, his expressions free up my ability to take control over my mood. I don’t have enough experience with folk to assess role of flute in this genre but it is an unique instrument among famous rock bands.
I think that general Jethro Tull approach to composition is unique and extraordinary creative. I can appreciate that.
Alright. Let’s say that you decide to take a journey to the Netherlands, see something else than Amsterdam and also watch Jethro Tull. What exactly can you expect over there? Well, you don’t need to completely resign from sightseeing Amsterdam as distance between these four cities is short:
Amsterdam – Heerlen 213km, Amsterdam – Utrecht 43km, Amsterdam – Haarlem 30km. Check on 9292.nl how easy it is to commute from point A to point B in the Netherlands. "this is only a fragment of longer article. Read whole article here: musictivity.org/2019/07/24/jethrotullinnetherlands/ "
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chester: I know that I am late to the idea, but I have started wearing a mask while out in public. My Canadian officials have changed their stance from: not recommended to mildly suggested to strongly advised.
May 22, 2020 9:42:52 GMT
steelmonkey: Not only am I doing a zoom meeting in nice shirt and boxer shorts...I am ignoring boss and reading Tull news.
May 27, 2020 21:58:08 GMT
chester: It looks like- with people going back to their jobs- the number of daily guests on the JT Forum has gone back down to the 500s range, instead of the 600s and even 700s.
May 31, 2020 17:57:59 GMT
maddogfagin: Still a more than healthy number of visitors although it's difficult to know what percentage of google "bots" trawl forums doing whatever they do - anyone know what "bots" actually do ?
Jun 1, 2020 13:57:36 GMT
rredmond: I thought they gathered information for search engines?
Jun 2, 2020 13:07:30 GMT
maddogfagin: Would that be general info or searches into users details, passwords etc ?
Jun 3, 2020 7:06:57 GMT
rredmond: I think they just troll around the boards gathering public information. If you shut them down, then things like google searches will find the forums less. The more info you have out there the easier it is to be found... whether for good or for bad.
Jun 5, 2020 0:19:08 GMT
rredmond: So the Google will find any searches for Jethro Tull forums or proboards. But if someone searched to figure out what Barriemore Barlow's favorite Tull song is, it wouldn't have that information. So they wouldn't know it was Mouse Police.
Jun 5, 2020 0:22:38 GMT
rredmond: I help run a couple D&D forums, and when one of them stopped allowing the bots, his forum went from like page 1 of the searches, to way down in the pack.
Jun 5, 2020 0:23:17 GMT
maddogfagin: I wonder how many of the so called bots are actually the tull trolls instead
Jun 7, 2020 7:04:47 GMT
futureshock: Here's wishing everyone persistent health! Times are getting more optimistic! Activism is UP, and fear of getting involved in important issues, is dropping faster than the Vegas odds on Trump being elected again. Cheers!
Jun 7, 2020 23:10:01 GMT
maddogfagin: Thanks futureshock - hope you're ok likewise
Jun 8, 2020 15:01:16 GMT
stormsongs: Hi. Newbie, first time here as I have a question I can't get an answer to......I have a vivid memory of buying Lifes a Long Song in 71 and it had a gatefold sleeve....but I can't find any evidence of that or a copy with that sleeve...
Jun 12, 2020 14:25:44 GMT
maddogfagin: Welcome to the JT Forum stormsongs. Not seen a UK Life is a long song gatefold sleeve but there's no doubting they may have been some overseas releases issued this way.
Jun 13, 2020 6:14:41 GMT
futureshock: So, IF you are musical yourself, what are you doing with the CoronaCoda lockdown experience and maybe extra personal time available to find or create more music, or explore instrument playing? How has dealing with musicians changed? Gigs? Spinoff ideas?
Jun 14, 2020 23:01:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Listening to a lot of concert recordings via CD and finding some great music on youtube which I've never heard before. My days of playing guitar are behind me these days due to my damn fingers not wanting to work properly.
Jun 15, 2020 6:37:05 GMT
steelmonkey: Would you like to hear a perfectly constructed, note,rhythm,lyrical and atmosphere piece of Tull perfection? Yes? Try 'Saboteur' on 'Under Wraps'. Flawless.
Jun 22, 2020 21:05:43 GMT
maddogfagin: Under Wraps is an often maligned album by a minority but to the majority it stands amongst the finest of their eighties output. A great album.
Jun 28, 2020 6:43:28 GMT
steelmonkey: Under Wraps is sui generis. Strong everything. Something(s) about it amaze and astound with each listen.
Jun 28, 2020 19:30:42 GMT