Ian Anderson Presents
50th Anniversary Tour
Budweiser Stage – Toronto
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Tickets on Sale on Friday, November 17 at 10am
BUY TICKETS AT LIVENATION.COM AND TICKETMASTER.CA Tickets (incl. HST) $49.50, $69.50, $89.50 and $115.00
(plus FMF and service charges)
It was on the 2nd of February 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 over 60 million albums worldwide and entering the cultural collective consciousness along the way.
To celebrate this golden anniversary, Ian Anderson will present 50 years of Jethro Tull at Budweiser Stage on July 3, as part of the worldwide touring schedule. Tickets will go on sale on this Friday at 10:00 am at livenation.com and ticketmaster.ca.
The debut album, This Was, was released later that same year. 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!
Jethro Tull are one of the biggest selling Progressive Rock artists of all time, and the group’s immense and diverse catalogue of work encompasses folk, blues, classical and heavy rock stylings. The anniversary concerts will feature a broad mix of material, some of it focussing 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.
Ian Anderson is accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O’Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests