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Jethro Tull
Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull band are one of the world's most successful and enduring progressive rock bands. At the beginning of February 1968 Jethro Tull first appeared under that name at the famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London. Quickly building a following there and at the many other small blues clubs and pub venues up and down England, the band came to broader media and public recognition at the Sunbury Jazz and Blues Festival in the summer of 1968 where they were the surprise hit of the occasion.

Tull recorded with the original lineup of Anderson, Cornick, Bunker and Abrahams and released their first album This Was on the Island label later that year. After the departure of Mick Abrahams and his replacement by Martin Barre, another thirty or so musicians would form the ranks over the decades, some staying for a few months; some for the longer haul.

Although Ian Anderson uses his own real name these days in conjunction with the Tull performances and repertoire, the Jethro Tull brand has endured to this day and as writer, producer, flautist, vocalist and occasional guitarist, Anderson performs with the band typically 80 – 100 shows each year in many countries of the world.

This tour will draw heavily on material from the more "prog" albums, some of it focusing on the earlier formative period through to the “heavy hitters” of the Tull catalogue from the albums Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Passion Play and even a touch of TAAB2 from 2012.

Ian Anderson will be accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Joe Parrish (guitar) and Scott Hammond (drums). The show will be enhanced by full scale video projection. 

This is the new rescheduled date from Tuesday 1 October 2020. All tickets, including pre-booked venue parking, will remain valid for the new date even if they have an old date on them.

Please read our FAQs before visiting, where we explain all our Covid-secure measures.

The biggest change is you must have proof of your Covid status to get into the hall. We are also staggering entry times to avoid congestion.


For this event, we would appreciate it if you could try to arrive between the following times:

6:30 to 7pm - if you are sitting in the Upper Circle, Rear Circle or Tiered Stalls rows P to X

7 to 7:30pm - if you are sitting in the Flat Stalls, Tiered Stalls rows A to O, or the Left, Right and Front Circles

For anyone who has booked a space in our customer car park, this will be open from 6.15pm to allow time to park in advance. Please note our customer car park is now sold out for this event.

For full information about our Covid-secure procedures, including where to go when you get here and what you can do,
read the FAQs on our website. Please take time to read them thoroughly before your visit and if you have any queries get in touch by email dmh-office@leicester.gov.uk or calling 0116 233 3111.

Please be aware that any of this information may change if national guidance is updated. We will keep the website updated with the latest information.

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