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2008

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 30 May-17 August, whilst January-28 May dates are here and 21 August-December dates are here.

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



30/5/08Zitadelle SpandauBerlin, Germany
 
'Ian Anderson plays orchestral Jethro Tull'
Ian, band (as Tull?) and the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt.
Support: Saori Jo, joined by Ian, Doane & John O'Hara for one song.
Band: My Sunday Feeling, For A Thousand Mothers, One For John Gee, So Much Trouble, Serenade To A Cuckoo, A Song For Jeffrey, Dharma For One, With orchestra: Thick As A Brick, Bourée, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., America, Sossity: You're A Woman (inst.)/Reasons For Waiting, Pastime With Good Company (King Henry's Madrigal), My God, Budapest, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath

31/5/08NaturtheaterSteinbach-Langenbach, Germany
 
Support: Saori Jo, joined by Ian, Doane & John O'Hara for one song.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, So Much Trouble, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie ('A Little Light Music' version), A Song For Jeffrey, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), 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
1/6/08Stadtpark FreilichtbühneHamburg, Germany
 
20:00 start. Support: Saori Jo, joined by Ian, Doane & John O'Hara for one song.
Special guest in Tull set: Masha
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, So Much Trouble, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting¹, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, Pussy Willow¹, Dharma For One, Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath¹
1: Tull with Masha (vocals).
2/6/08UK release of 'Their Fully Authorised Story' documentary DVD.
6/6/08ArenaIstanbul, Turkey
 
Open air venue – in heavy rain.
Recorded for broadcast on CNN Turk TV.
One source applies the description (audience numbers; rain stopping) of the 8 June concert to this one instead. Not certain which is correct, but the punctuation suggests the text was copied from here!
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, One For John Gee, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Jack-In-The-Green, Nursie, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, A New Day Yesterday, For A Thousand Mothers, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo)/Count The Chickens, Heavy Horses/Thick As A Brick, Aqualung
8/6/08Hacettepe ÜniversitesiAnkara, Turkey
 
Open air venue. Heavy rain stopped moments before the concert.
Audience: 5,500-6,000.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Pastime With Good Company (King Henry's Madrigal), A New Day Yesterday, Bourée, Thick As A Brick, For A Thousand Mothers, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Nothing Is Easy, My God, Budapest, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
Running order unconfirmed.
14/6/08Staatskapelle HalleGalgenbergschlucht, Germany
 
'Bridges To Classic' festival. With fireworks.
Ian, John O'Hara, Anke Sieloff, Horch-Consort, and the GermanPops Band playing classical music alongside Anderson compositions.
Anderson set:
Bourée, Life Is A Long Song, In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff, Aqualung, Pomp & Circumstances March No.1, Thick as a Brick, Living In The Past, Locomotive Breath
16/6/08The BreweryLondon, UK
 
Ian attended the MOJO Honours List 2008 party, to present the 'Best Album' award to Nick Cave (a Tull fan).
20/6/08Volksbank ArenaHeidenheim, Germany
 
Open air venue. 20:00 start.
Support: Saori Jo, joined by Ian, Doane & David Goodier for one song.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, A Song For Jeffrey, Mother Goose, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Nothing Is Easy, 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
21/6/08Hrad LoketKarlovy Vary (Sokolov), Czech Republic
 
Sold out concert; one report mentions a move to a larger performance area than originally planned. 'Tullavision' screens were used.
Support: 'Mule!', not joined by Ian, Doane & David Goodier for one song, as originally reported.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, A Song For Jeffrey, Mother Goose, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Pastime With Good Company (King Henry's Madrigal), Nothing Is Easy, For A Thousand Mothers, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Budapest, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
22/6/08HutbergbühneKamenz (Dresden), Germany
 
Support: Saori Jo, joined by Ian, Doane & David Goodier for one song.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie ('A Little Light Music' version), A Song For Jeffrey, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Nothing Is Easy, For A Thousand Mothers, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Budapest, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
30/6/08Stadio della PallacordaRoma, Italy
 
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie ('A Little Light Music' version), A Song For Jeffrey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée, Nothing Is Easy, For A Thousand Mothers, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
1/7/08Piazza MatteottiSogliano sul Rubicone, FC. Italy
2/7/08Teatro ArcimboldiMilano, Italy
 
Part of the 'Milanesiana' cultural event, the concert was prefixed by readings by writers Antonio Scurati & David Leavitt and Nobel laureate Robert Betts Laughlin. However, the impatient audience boo'd the reading.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie ('A Little Light Music' version), A Song For Jeffrey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée, Nothing Is Easy, For A Thousand Mothers, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
4/7/08Arena CampagnolaSchio, Vi. Italy
 
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Rocks On The Road, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Bourée, Nothing Is Easy - [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, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
5/7/08Piazza del DuomoPistoia, Italy
 
'Anteprima' to the Pistoia Blues Festival.
With guest vocalist Alessia d'Andrea on two songs.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Bourée, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Nothing Is Easy - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, Dharma For One, Rocks On The Road*, Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath*
*: with Alessia D'Andrea.
6/7/08Teatro AnticoTaormina, Italy
 
Cancelled by 'the local authorities' due to 'severe restriction of audience capacity'.
10/7/08Frederich-Ebert-HalleLudwigshafen, Germany
 
Audience: ~2,500 (not sold out)
Support: Saori Jo, joined by Ian, Doane & David Goodier for one song.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Rocks On The Road, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), For A Thousand Mothers, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
11/7/08Ruine HohnbergTuttlingen, Germany
 
Support: Saori Jo, joined by Ian, Doane & David Goodier for one song.
Tickets went on sale in April, and sold out within a week.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Rocks On The Road, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), 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, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
12/7/08??, Germany
 
Ian interviewed by Fox News at ~03:00, about the late Tony Snow.
12/7/08BadenerHalleRastatt, Germany
 
Support: Saori Jo, joined by Ian, Doane & David Goodier for one song.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Rocks On The Road, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday, For A Thousand Mothers, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
13/7/08Musik ArenaMünchen, Germany
 
Tollwood Sommerfestival.
Support: Saori Jo, joined by Ian, Doane & David Goodier for one song.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Rocks On The Road, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday, For A Thousand Mothers, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
16/7/08SchloßplatzStuttgart, Germany
 
Support: Saori Jo, joined by Ian, Doane & David Goodier for one song.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Rocks On The Road, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday, For A Thousand Mothers, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
17/7/08RuhrCongressBochum, Germany
 
Support: Saori Jo, joined by Ian, Doane & David Goodier for one song.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Rocks On The Road, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday, For A Thousand Mothers, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
18/7/08bigBOX AllgäuKempten, Germany
 
20:00 start.
Support: Saori Jo, joined by Ian, Doane & David Goodier for one song.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Rocks On The Road, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday, For A Thousand Mothers, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
19/7/08City SquareImst, Austria
 
My Sunday Feeling, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie (original version), A Song For Jeffrey, Rocks On The Road, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
21/7/08Kultur- und KongresszentrumLuzern, Switzerland
 
Part of the Blue Balls Festival.
Capacity: 2,000. Start time: 22:30.
My Sunday Feeling, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie (extended), A Song For Jeffrey, Rocks On The Road, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath

 
The US leg of the 40th Anniversary Tour was expected to feature Special guests, rumoured to include Glenn Cornick, but this didn't happen.
3/8/08Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular PavilionGilford, NH. USA
 
Support: Peter Frampton. Tull's set was accompanied by the Calliandra String Quartet, four female members of the New England Conservatory of Music.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, A Song For Jeffrey, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday, For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One,Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung Locomotive Breath
4/8/08Bank Of America PavilionBoston, Ma. USA
 
The Young Dubliners did not appear, as their flight to Boston had been cancelled.
Instead, Tull performed from 20:00 to 22:20, with an interval. Ian introduced the interval by saying the first set had been by the support band, and that "after a 20 minute break Jethro Tull will be here to entertain you".
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting*, Farm On The Freeway*, Bourée*, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie) - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll...*, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me*, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses*, Thick As A Brick*, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath *: Tull with the Calliandra String Quartet.
6/8/08Filene Center (Wolf Trap)Vienna, Va. USA
 
Support (The Young Dubliners) played ~20:00-20:50 then Tull played ~21:20-22:55.
Ian had apparently hoped that Tony Snow would be a guest at this concert.
My Sunday Feeling, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting*, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll...*, Farm On The Freeway*, Bourée*, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), For A Thousand Mothers, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses*, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung*, Locomotive Breath
*: Tull with the Calliandra String Quartet.
7/8/08MusikfestBethlehem, Pa. USA
 
Performing on the main stage (with 'Tullavision' screens).
With the Calliandra String Quartet.
Technical problems (radio interference?) caused a 5-10 -min delay before 'Thick As A Brick'. Ian was annoyed by heckling audience members, and the concert was abbreviated – there was no band intro and 'Aqualung' was not played. Not known whether this was the result of further technical problems or a deliberate decision.
My Sunday Feeling, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Farm On The Freeway, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie) - [Interval] - For A Thousand Mothers, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. claghorn, drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, [technical delay], Thick As A Brick, Locomotive Breath
8/8/08Mann CenterPhiladelphia, Pa. USA
 
May have been a sold-out show; venue seemed full.
Support: Peter Frampton.
My Sunday Feeling, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting*, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Farm On The Freeway*, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), For A Thousand Mothers, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick*, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
*: Tull with the Calliandra String Quartet, who may also have accompanied other songs.
9/8/08Nikon at Jones Beach TheaterWantagh, NY. USA
 
Venue capacity: ~20,000 (possibly sold-out); 'Tullavision' screens were used.
Support: Peter Frampton.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, A Song For Jeffrey, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting*, Farm On The Freeway*, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll...*, Bourée*, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses*, Thick As A Brick*, Aqualung*, Locomotive Breath*
*: Tull with the Calliandra String Quartet.
10/8/08Mohegan Sun ArenaUncasville, Ct. USA
 
Tull performed from 19:20 to 21:10, with no interval.
Ian's 61st birthday – an announcement which received a standing ovation.
Before 'Heavy Horses' a fan was invited onto the stage to propose to his girlfriend. Having established that Ian was unavailable, she accepted.
Intro: Salamander (brief guitar inst.), My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, A Song For Jeffrey, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting*, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll...*, Farm On The Freeway, Bourée*, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me*, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses*, Thick As A Brick*, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
*: Tull with the Calliandra String Quartet.
12/8/08Red Rocks AmphitheaterMorrison (Denver), Co. USA
 
Support: Steve Lukather, joined by Ian on flute for one song. Lukather also joined Tull for 'So Much Trouble' and 'Locomotiove Breath'.
Sold out show. 'Tullavision' video screens were used.
Soundcheck included 'In The Grip Of Stronger Stuff' (~30 seconds), 'Rocks On The Road' (complete), 'Locomotive Breath' and part of 'Living In The Past'.
Ian recalled the 1971 'riot'.
Tull performed from 20:40 to 22:25, with no interval.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, So Much Trouble, A Song For Jeffrey, Rocks On The Road, Bourée, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
14/8/08Harrah's RinconValley Center (San Diego), Ca. USA
 
Small outdoor venue; audience ~1,000, sold out.
No support.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, A Song For Jeffrey, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Farm On The Freeway, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Dharma For One, Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
16/8/08Fantasy Springs Resort CasinoIndio, Ca. USA
 
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Farm On The Freeway, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., A Song For Jeffrey, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
17/8/08Greek TheaterLos Angeles, Ca. USA
 
Originally advertised incorrectly as the Greek Theatre in Berkeley.
Support: The Young Dubliners.
No balloons, as usual nowadays.
My Sunday Feeling, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Nursie, Farm On The Freeway, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., A Song For Jeffrey, We Used To Know/With You There To Help Me, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday (incl. Kelpie), Dharma For One (incl. drum solo & Count The Chickens), Heavy Horses, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath


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