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Jethro Tull -- The Very Best Of. 4 NZ concerts announced

Jethro Tull -- The Very Best Of. 4 NZ concerts announced


FOLLOWING A SOLD OUT NZ TOUR, JETHRO TULL RETURNS

FOUR CONCERTS ANNOUNCED

Dunedin nChristchurch n Wellington n Auckland

April 2017

Tickets on sale Monday, 3 October

Back by popular demand. Following a sold out tour two years ago, legendary rockers JETHRO TULL return to New Zealand with their Very Best Of Jethro Tull concert in 2017.

Ian Anderson, in association with Stewart and Tricia Macpherson of The Stetson Group, today announce concerts in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland in April. Tickets go on sale on Monday, 3 October. Fans are urged to act swiftly as concerts sold out within hours last time they toured.


The concerts will be the “very best of”, featuring hits including Thick As A Brick, Living In The Past, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, Bouree and more. The four-concert tour caps a busy year of touring and a new album by the 60-million album selling Grammy award-winning rockers.


Dunedin
18 April 2017
Regent Theatre
Bookings: TicketDirect 03 4778597

Christchurch
19 April 2017
Isaac Theatre Royal
Bookings: Ticketek 03 3778899

Wellington
20 April 2017
Michael Fowler Centre
Bookings: Ticketek 04 3843840

Auckland
22 April 2017
The Civic
Bookings: Ticketmaster 09 9709700

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Early in 1968, a group of young British musicians, born from the ashes of various failed regional bands gathered together in hunger, destitution and modest optimism in Luton, North of London.

Benefit, Aqualung, and Thick As A Brick followed and the band’s success grew internationally. Various band members came and went, but the charismatic front man and composer, flautist and singer Ian Anderson continued, as he does to this day, to lead the group through its various musical incarnations.

Jethro Tull were, by the mid-seventies, one of the most successful live performing acts on the world stage, rivalling Zeppelin, Elton John and even the Rolling Stones. Surprising, really, for a group whose more sophisticated and evolved stylistic extravagance was far from the Pop and Rock norm of that era.

With now some 30-odd albums to their credit and sales totalling more than 60 million, the apparently uncommercial Tull have continued over the next three decades to travel near and far to fans across the world.

After forty years at the bottom, at the top and various points in between, Tull are still performing typically more than a hundred concerts each year. Ian Anderson remains at the centre of a group of sometimes changing but highly capable – indeed excellent – musicians. Together they continue the legacy of Tull’s music with its rich variety and depth of expression wherever fans, young and old, want to hear Rock, Folk, Jazz and Classical-inspired music for grown-ups.

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