Jethro Tull were founded in 1968 and later that year released the aforementioned blues-oriented album ’This Was’, the following year they released ‘Stand Up’, a more home-grown and eclectic album which saw the start of the band's unique journey to become globally renowned for their experimental sound that pushed musical boundaries.
By the mid-seventies and with a number of line-up changes, Ian Anderson remained the focal point and driving force of the band, progressing their sound and live performance to become as globally renowned as Led Zeppelin, Elton John and The Rolling Stones.
Jump on seven decades to 2023 and they’ve sold over 60 million albums, have an extensive global fan base and over 30 studio and live albums to their name… but much remains the same! With Ian at the helm, the band's hunger for creativity and experimentation is as strong as ever and only evolves and develops.
With Ian Anderson as ever central to the performance, this tour will encapsulate the seven decades in which Jethro Tull have written and performed music. Through their 23 studio albums, they have continued to push the boundaries of their music. With Ian’s unique and iconic flute playing paired with his distinct vocal, they are one of the most important and distinctive bands the UK have ever produced and Ian’s desire to continually innovate has ensured they remain as relevant around the world today as they did in the seventies.