The 40th Anniversary of Jethro Tull is upon us in February 2008. Having initially thought that it was all best avoided in any reference to our upcoming concert tours, I slowly changed my mind after chatting to the others in the band and to some of the fans. Now I have agreed that we will celebrate the tours with a full laser light show, a dancing troupe of honed and bronzed young men fresh from the Madonna boudoir, 60 foot inflatable flute-phallus on stage, Chinese acrobats and fireworks nightly – and – live prostate examinations for lucky competition-winners during the concert intermission.
OK – I exaggerate: there will be a little 40-year awareness spread lovingly but discretely for at least the UK tours with the occasional invited guest and some production and lighting references to the “Old Days”. The set-list will be chosen mainly from the first three albums with a few bits and pieces from a little later. Songs and tunes which defined the early Jethro Tull from blues band to eclectic, pre-prog inventiveness.
Tull is playing in five cities in India this time around:
Nov 27 Kolkata
Nov 29 Mumbai
Nov 30 Delhi
Dec 2 Bangalore/Bengaluru
Dec 3 Hyderabad
In Bangalore, tickets are Diamond (Rs. 1900.00), Platinum (Rs. 1100.00), and Gold (Rs. 700.00). Ticket layout is here.
I don’t know the physical locations where tickets are available in Bangalore, but there should be some outlets. Maybe we’ll get more information in the papers in a day or two.