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2007

songs played on tour

There were 80 Jethro Tull concerts in 2008, plus 5 'solo' shows by Ian Anderson and 4 by Martin Barre.
This page lists January-28 May, whilst 30 May-17 August dates are here and 21 August-December dates are here.

We're still unsure of some setlists - can you help?



1/1/08-UK
 
Ian made a MBE in the UK New Year Honours list, 'for services to music'.

21/2/08Oktyabrsky HallSt. Petersburg, Russia
 
With Florian Opahle (Martin unavailable due to shoulder surgery) and Anna Phoebe.
22/2/08Moskovsky Dom MolodyozhiMoskva, Russia
 
With Florian Opahle and Anna Phoebe.
Someday The Sun Won't Shine For You¹, Living In The Past (John on accordian), The Donkey And The Drum, So Much Trouble, Pastime With Good Company (King Henry's Madrigal), Thick As A Brick, Griminelli's Lament², Gypsy², Katerina's Theme³, Mother Goose, My Sunday Feeling, Bourée² - [Interval] - Nothing Is Easy, 99 Lives², Aqualung (orchestral version), Bach's Toccata and Fugue/Guitar Solo4, America (incl. quotations from Dvorak's Ninth Symphony, Purple Haze, etc.), My God², Budapest, Locomotive Breath²
1: Ian & Florian.
2: Tull with Anna Phoebe.
3: Anna Phoebe & John O'Hara.
4: 'Tull' without Ian.
All others: Tull without Anna Phoebe.
24/2/08Operetta TheatreOdessa, Ukraine
 
With Florian Opahle and Anna Phoebe.

28/2/08Buckingham PalaceLondon, UK
 
Ian collecting his MBE, presented by the Prince of Wales.

 
40th Anniversary Tour
The setlist was intended to strongly focus on the 1968-70 ('pre-prog') albums, with only "a few bits and pieces from a little later". Most concerts featured special guests.
Tull line-up: Ian, Martin, John O'Hara, David Goodier, Doane Perry
6/4/08Wyvern TheatreSwindon, UK
 
No special guest.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, A Song For Jeffrey, One For John Gee (its first live performance), So Much Trouble, Love Story, Nursie ('A Little Light Music' version), Up The 'Pool, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Beside Myself, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - We Used To Know/Witches Promise/With You There To Help Me, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Heavy Horses, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung (standard version), Locomotive Breath
8/4/08New TheatreOxford, UK
 
With special guest Dave Pegg.
Sold out show.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Nursie, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Beside Myself, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), For A Thousand Mothers, Bourée* - [Interval] - We Used To Know/Witches Promise/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Level Pegging*, Farm On The Freeway*, Pussy Willow*, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung (standard version), Locomotive Breath* (Dave Pegg on mandolin)
*: With Dave Pegg.
'The Swirling Pit' had been planned, but Ian learned the wrong track. The rest of the band learned 'Level Pegging' at the soundcheck, and that was played instead.
9/4/08Lowry LyricSalford, UK
 
Support: Bryan Josh & Heather Findlay, who played two songs as a duo then two with Tull, but not in the Tull set.
Living In The Past, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Beside Myself, For A Thousand Mothers, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - Heavy Horses, We Used To Know/Witches Promise/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Pussy Willow, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung (standard version), Locomotive Breath
10/4/08ArenaSt Albans, UK
 
With special guests Mick Abrahams and, at the last minute, Clive Bunker, as Doane didn't know 'Cat's Squirrel'.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, One For John Gee¹, So Much Trouble¹, I Wonder Who?³, Beside Myself, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Cat's Squirrel4, Farm On The Freeway, Heavy Horses, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath²
1: With Mick Abrahams.
2: With Mick Abrahams & Clive Bunker.
3: Mick Abrahams, Clive Bunker,John O'Hara & David Goodier.
4: Mick Abrahams, Clive Bunker & David Goodier.
11/4/08DomeBrighton, UK
 
With special guest Dave Pegg.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, Sossity: You're A Woman (inst.)/Reasons For Waiting, Nursie, Serenade To A Cuckoo, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée* - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Level Pegging*, Farm On The Freeway*, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath* (Dave Pegg on mandolin)
*: With Dave Pegg.
12/4/08Corn ExchangeCambridge, UK
 
With special guest Mick Abrahams.
Sold out show.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, One For John Gee¹, So Much Trouble¹, I Wonder Who?², We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Beside Myself, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, Heavy Horses, Cat's Squirrel³, Farm On The Freeway, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
1: With Mick Abrahams (instead of Martin).
2: Mick Abrahams, Doane,John O'Hara & David Goodier.
3: Mick Abrahams, Doane & David Goodier.
'Dharma For One' featured Ian on Claghorn.
14/4/08St David's HallCaerdydd, UK
 
Support: The Crook Family, who were joined by Ian & Doane for two songs.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, Nursie, Serenade To A Cuckoo, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée* - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
Running order in doubt.
15/4/08City HallSalisbury, UK
 
With special guest Jonathan Noyce.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, Sossity: You're A Woman (inst.)/Reasons For Waiting, Nursie, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Beside Myself, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée* - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Dot Com*, Farm On The Freeway*, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath* (Jon Noyce on bass, David Goodier on rhythm guitar)
*: With Jon Noyce.
16/4/08PavilionsBournemouth, UK
 
With special guests Clive Bunker and Paul Forrest.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, Nursie, Serenade To A Cuckoo¹, Fat Man², Beside Myself, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me³, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting4, Dharma For One (incl. Count The Chickens)5, Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath6
1: With Clive Bunker on drums.
2: With Clive Bunker & Doane on bongos, and Martin on flute.
3: Sung, with flute, by Paul Forrest (of Tull tribute band The Dayglo Pirates).
4: Sung by Paul Forrest, with Ian on flute & guitar.
5: With drum solo by Clive Bunker.
6: With Clive Bunker on percussion and Paul Forrest on vocals & flute, backing Ian on main vocals & flute
17/4/08The AnvilBasingstoke, UK
 
No special guest – Barrie Barlow cancelled at the last minute.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Beside Myself, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
18/4/08Colston HallBristol, UK
 
With special guest Seth Lakeman.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, A Song For Jeffrey, So Much Trouble, Nursie, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Beside Myself, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, Blood Red Sky¹, Kitty Jay², Dharma For One (incl. Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath³
1: Seth Lakeman with Tull.
2: Seth Lakeman with Ian.
3: Tull with Seth Lakeman.
19/4/08Leas Cliff HallFolkestone, UK
 
Sold out show. No support or guest.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Beside Myself, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
28/4/08UK release of 'This Was' 40th Anniversary 'Collectors Edition' 2CD set.
30/4/08Carnegie HallDunfermline, UK
 
Venue capacity: 540 (sold out). No support or guest.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Beside Myself, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
1/5/08Queens HallEdinburgh, UK
 
With special guest Fish.
Sold out show.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Beside Myself, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, The Company¹, Dharma For One (incl. Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath²
1: Fish with Tull.
2: Tull with Fish.
2/5/08Pavilion TheatreGlasgow, UK
 
Support: David Ward MacLean, a street busker, who played two songs solo then two with Ian, David Goodier & Doane, but not in the Tull set.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, So Much Trouble, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Beside Myself, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - Nursie, For A Thousand Mothers, A Song For Jeffrey, Dharma For One (incl. Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
3/5/08Music HallAberdeen, UK
 
Support: David Ward MacLean, joined by Ian, David Goodier & Doane Perry for two of his four songs.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, So Much Trouble, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Beside Myself, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath*
*: With David Ward MacLean.
Running order unverified.
5/5/08UK release of 'Jack In The Green' live DVD.
6/5/08Eden CourtInverness, UK
 
Support: Bryan Josh & Heather Findlay, joined by Tull for two of their four songs.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, So Much Trouble, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath*
*: Tull with Josh & Findlay; second verse sung by Heather.
7/5/08Concert HallPerth, UK
 
Support: Bryan Josh & Heather Findlay, joined by Tull for two of their four songs.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, So Much Trouble, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath*
*: Tull with Josh & Findlay; second verse sung by Heather.
8/5/08City HallNewcastle, UK
 
Support: Bryan Josh & Heather Findlay, joined by Tull for two of their four songs.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, So Much Trouble, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath*
*: Tull with Josh & Findlay; second verse sung by Heather.
9/5/08Sands CentreCarlisle, UK
 
Support: Bryan Josh & Heather Findlay, joined by Tull for two of their four songs.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, So Much Trouble, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath*
*: Tull with Josh & Findlay; second verse sung by Heather.
10/5/08City HallSheffield, UK
 
Support: David Ward MacLean, joined by Ian, David Goodier & Doane Perry for two of his four songs.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, So Much Trouble, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie ('A Little Light Music' version), A Song For Jeffrey, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses (extended version), Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath*
*: Tull with David Ward MacLean, who sang the second verse – accidentally unamplified.
11/5/08Grand Opera HouseYork, UK
 
Support: Bryan Josh & Heather Findlay, joined by Tull for two of their four songs.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, So Much Trouble, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath*
*: Tull with Josh & Findlay; second verse sung by Heather.
13/5/08PhilharmonicLiverpool, UK
 
With Anna Phoebe.
Sold out show.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Gypsy¹, Katerina's Theme¹, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée² - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, 99 Lives¹, Dharma For One (incl. Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath²
1: Anna Phoebe with Tull.
2: Tull with Anna Phoebe.
14/5/08Venue CymruLlandudno, UK
 
With Anna Phoebe.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Gypsy¹, Katerina's Theme¹, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée² - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, 99 Lives¹, Dharma For One (incl. Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath²
1: Anna Phoebe with Tull.
2: Tull with Anna Phoebe.
15/5/08King George's HallBlackburn, UK
 
At the Edinburgh concert, Ian announced that the special guest in Blackburn would be Jeffrey Hammond. He did attend, but declined to go on stage.
On-stage guests were Martin Skyrme (John Evan Band, 1965-66) and Clive Bunker.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, A Song For Jeffrey, Nursie, Griminelli's Lament¹, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Fat Man², Serenade To A Cuckoo, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie)², Bourée¹ - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. Count The Chickens)², Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath³
1: With Martin Skyrme (flute).
2: With Clive Bunker (drums).
3: With Martin Skyrme & Clive Bunker.
16/5/08BroadwayPeterborough, UK
 
With special guest Jonathan Noyce.
Sold out show.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, A Song For Jeffrey, Nursie, Sossity: You're A Woman (inst.)/Reasons For Waiting, Serenade To A Cuckoo, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée* - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens²), Heavy Horses, Dot Com¹, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath¹
1: With Jon Noyce.
2: Martin, Doane and David Goodier.
17/5/08Regent TheatreIpswich, UK
 
With Anna Phoebe.
Sold out show (1,650).
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Gypsy¹, Katerina's Theme¹, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée² - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, 99 Lives¹, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath²
1: Anna Phoebe with Tull.
2: Tull with Anna Phoebe.
25/5/08Catton Hall ParkWalton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, UK
 
Tull performing a mainly acoustic set at the Acoustic Festival of Britain. Replacing the abandoned 2007 event.
Other artists appearing on this date: Divided Opinions, Cheryl Beer, Jim Kirkpatrick, Karen Nash, Ade Payne, Ed Tudor Pole, Acoustic Beatles, Classic Clapton, 9 Below Zero, Gordon Giltrap, Boss Hoss, Hazel O'Connor, Melanie, Fairport Convention.
Without Anna Phoebe. James Duncan (Anderson) on drums.
Ian apparently requested that the marquee be cleared for a sound check. The audience, who had been holding prime spots for 8 hours, refused to leave.
Living In The Past, A Song For Jeffrey, Serenade To A Cuckoo, So Much Trouble, Sossity: You're A Woman (inst.)/Reasons For Waiting, Boris Dancing, Fat Man, Bourée, Dot Com, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
Keyboard parts of 'Thick As A Brick' were played on the accordion.
28/5/08Royal Festival HallLondon, UK
 
With special guests Barrie Barlow, Greg Lake and Anna Phoebe.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting,Serenade To A Cuckoo, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), 99 Lives¹, Bourée¹ - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. Count The Chickens), Lucky Man² Heavy Horses³, Thick As A Brick³, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath&sup4;
1: Anna Phoebe with Tull.
2: Tull with Greg Lake.
3: Tull with Barrie Barlow.
4: Tull with all guests - both Doane & Barrie on drums.


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