Jethro Tull -- Extra Auckland concert added to tour
EXTRA AUCKLAND CONCERT ANNOUNCED
Due to overwhelming demand, a second Auckland concert has been added to legendary rockers JETHRO TULL’S tour of New Zealand in April 2017.
The extra concert will be staged at the ASB Aotea Centre on Sunday, 23 April. A ticket pre-sale for this concert will begin this Friday at 11am. All remaining tickets will be available to the general public at 7am on Sunday.
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 five-concert tour caps a busy year of touring and by the 60-million album selling Grammy award-winning rockers.
Tickets for all other cities -- Dunedin, Christchurch & Wellington -- are also selling quickly so fans are urged to act quickly to secure tickets.
18 April 2017
Bookings: TicketDirect 03 4778597
19 April 2017
Isaac Theatre Royal
Bookings: Ticketek 03 3778899
20 April 2017
Michael Fowler Centre
Bookings: Ticketek 04 3843840
22 & 23 April 2017
ASB Aotea Centre
Bookings: Ticketmaster 09 9709700
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.