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2003

songs played on tour

There were 56 Jethro Tull concerts in 2003, plus 38 solo shows by Ian Anderson.
This page lists Sept-November, whilst Feb-July dates are here and August dates are here.

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15/9/03UK release of 'A New Day Yesterday' DVD, a reissue of the '25th Anniversary' VHS video on DVD.

Sept-Nov.
Second 'Rubbing Elbows with Ian Anderson' solo tour of North America.
20/9/03Mount Baker TheaterBellingham, Wa. USA
 
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (live flute over pre-recorded backing), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, One White Duck/010=Nothing At All, Laid Off*, Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
*: Guest DJs, accompanied by IA & band
22/9/03Moore TheaterSeattle, Wa. USA
 
With musical guests: Opland-Freeman
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, One White Duck/010=Nothing At All, Guests' song (backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
Running order unconfirmed.
23/9/03Newmark TheaterPortland, Or. USA
24/9/03A private house?San Francisco, Ca. USA
 
19:00-21:00: private show in support of 'Wild About Cats'. The audience, limited to 100, each paid $200.
25/9/03Palace of Fine ArtsSan Francisco, Ca. USA
 
With musical guests: Big Bones.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, One White Duck/010=Nothing At All, Guests' song (backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, Holly Herald, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
26/9/03Luther Burbank CenterSanta Rosa, Ca. USA
27/9/03Arlington TheaterSanta Barbara, Ca. USA
 
With musical guest: Glen Phillips.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Guest's song (backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, Holly Herald, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
29/9/03John Anson Ford TheaterLA, Ca. USA
 
With musical guest: Corey Stevens.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Guest's song (backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, Holly Herald, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
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30/9/03US release of Tull christmas-themed album, 'The Christmas Album', though very few stores put it on sale until closer to christmas!
30/9/03Supposed US release of 'A New Day Yesterday' DVD, though very few retailers received copies and the 'proper' release date was postponed.
30/9/03East County Performing Arts CenterEl Cahon, Ca. USA
 
With musical guest: Mike Keneally.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Father's Day (Mike Keneally backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
1/10/03Orpheum TheaterPhoenix, Az. USA
 
With musical guest: Todd Garon.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, We Are All One (Todd Garon backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
3/10/03Lincoln TheaterFort Collins, Co. USA
4/10/03Boulder TheaterBoulder, Co. USA
6/10/03Verizon Wireless TheaterHouston, Tx. USA
 
20:15-23:00. With musical guest: Frank Hart
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Love Is Only Love (Frank Hart backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
7/10/03Bass Performance HallForth Worth, Tx. USA
 
Scheduled musical guest, Danny Taylor, cancelled at the last minute, so a member of the lighting crew, Peggy Mitchell, sang/played instead.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Not Ralitsa Vassileva, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, She Tries to Fly (Peggy Mitchell, backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
8/10/03Rose State College Performing ArtsMidwest City, Ok. USA
9/10/03Uptown TheaterKansas City, Mo. USA
 
With musical guest: Dave Patmore.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Two Faced (Dave Patmore backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Not Ralitsa Vassileva, Eurology, Holly Herald, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
11/10/03Brown TheaterLouisville, Ky. USA
 
With musical guest: Kimmet Cantwell.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Not Ralitsa Vassileva, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Kimmet Cantwell's song (backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, Holly Herald, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
12/10/03RoxyAtlanta, Ga. USA
 
With musical guest: Ralph Roddenbery.
Non-musical guest: Ralitsa Vassileva, who recorded a segment for CNN.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Not Ralitsa Vassileva, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Boo Coo Disarray (Ralph Roddenbery backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
13/10/03UK release of Tull christmas-themed album, 'The Christmas Album'.
Reached no.51 in German albums chart.
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29/10/03KQRS Radio StudiosMinneapolis, Mn. USA
 
Ian & Martin on 'Rockline'.
Ian in Minneapolis, Martin at Rockline Studios, LA, Ca.
Interview, phone-in and album tracks (Rupi's Dance, Nothing Is Easy, Sossity: You're A Woman & I Raise My Glass To You), plus:
Ian w. backing track: Calliandra Shade, Eurology
Martin w. backing track: Empty Café, After You After Me
30/10/03Fitzgerald TheaterSt. Paul, Mn. USA
 
With musical guests: ? & a flautist.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Living In The Past, Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament (w. guest second flautist), Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Sault. Ste. Marie (Guest backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
1/11/03Weill Center of Performing ArtsSheboygan, Wi. USA
 
With musical guest: ?
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Guest's song (backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
2/11/03Vic TheaterChicago, Il. USA
4/11/03State TheaterDetroit, Mi. USA
 
With musical guests: Tracy Kash, Dick Siegel.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament (w. second flute, Tracy Kash), Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Dick Siegel's song (backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
From the band's cue sheet, which included 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen', though it was skipped.
5/11/03Palace TheaterCanton, Oh. USA
 
With musical guest: Eric Brooke.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, O.K. (Eric Brooke backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, Living In The Past, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
6/11/03Cultural CenterScranton, Pa. USA
 
With musical guest: Robbie Walsh.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Missing Man (Robbie Walsh backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
8/11/03Berklee Performance HallBoston, Ma. USA
 
With musical guests: Chris Fitz & Marianne Gedigian, a flautist from the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament (w. guest second flautist, Marianne Gedigian), Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Never Been To Memphis (Chris Fitz backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos).
9/11/03Shubert TheaterNew Haven, Ct. USA
 
With musical guest: Holden Truelove.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, From The Heart (Holden Truelove backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
11/11/03Grand Opera HouseWilmington, De. USA
 
With musical guest: Lindsey Carey.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Calliandra Shade, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Life Is A Long Song, A Week Of Moments, Not Ralitsa Vassileva, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Evolve (Lindsey Carey backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
12/11/03Lisner AuditoriumWashington DC. USA
 
Tony Snow, of Fox News, accompanied several of the pieces, on flute, and was the co-host.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament (Tony Snow on flute), Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing*, Lost In Crowds, Some Day The Sun Won't Shine For You (Tony Snow on flute), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past*, Locomotive Breath* (with kazoos)
*: Tony Snow probably accompanied these.
13/11/03The ForumHarrisburg, Pa. USA
 
With musical guest: Darcy Miner.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament, Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Broken (Darcy Miner backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
14/11/03Count Basie TheaterRed Bank, NJ. USA
 
Following a press interview in which Ian had questioned the motivations of those displaying US flags, a radio station had threatened a protest at this show. It failed to materialise.
With musical guests: Jeff ?, Guy Davis.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Guest's song (Jeff ? backed by IA & band), Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Highway 61 (Guy Davis backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos)
15/11/03Scottish Rite AuditoriumCollingswood, NJ. USA
 
A rather rowdy show, with at least one fight in the audience.
With musical guests: Andrea Fisher, Annie Haslam (of Renaissance).
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, Calliandra Shade, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament (Second flautist: Andrea Fisher), Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Northern Lights (Annie Haslam backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos).
17/11/03Town Hall TheaterNYC, NY. USA
 
With musical guests: Emily Thomas, Marc Ribler.
In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff (Ian + tape), Life Is A Long Song, Skating Away..., Up The 'Pool, A Week Of Moments, Griminelli's Lament (Second flautist: Emily Thomas), Bourée - [Interval] - A Christmas Song, Boris Dancing, Lost In Crowds, Guest's song (Marc Ribler backed by IA & band), Old Black Cat, Eurology, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath (with kazoos).
From the band's cue sheet. 'Calliandra Shade' was listed, but not played.
Unusually, Ian introduced James Duncan as his son.
An audience member with a flute was also permitted to join in with 'LocoBreath'
18/11/03Fletcher Hall, Carolina TheaterDurham, NC. USA
20/11/03Carefree TheatreWest Palm Beach, Fl. USA
 
With musical guest: Larry Lampert, who performed 'Down on My Luck', backed by IA & band.
21/11/03Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts HallFort Myers, Fl. USA
22/11/03Ferguson Hall, Tampa Bay Performing Arts CenterTampa, Fl. USA
 
With musical guest: Keith Roberts (of The Young Dubliners), who performed 'Stop Me', backed by IA & band.
23/11/03Saenger TheaterPensacola, Fl. USA
 
Cancelled, due to insufficient advance sales.

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