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songs played on tour

There were 161 scheduled Jethro Tull concerts in 1969.
This page lists January-11 April, whilst 15 April-16 August dates are here and 31 August-December dates are here.

We're still unsure of several setlists - can you help?
Please also let us know if you can identify either of the 2 unidentified venues.
As quoted by the 2002 tour brochure, though substantially updated since that went to press... sorry, guys!


2/1/69Van Dike ClubPlymouth, UK
3/1/69RitzBournemouth, UK
 
Advertised in the national press, but Martin doesn't recall it.
5/1/69Boat ClubNottingham, UK
6/1/69PavilionBath, UK
7?/1/69Manchester UniversityManchester, UK
 
Martin recalls that the last gig before Stockholm was at the Students Union, Manchester, with Manfred Mann in the venue's other hall. However, there's documentary proof of the Tolworth gig on 8 Jan (and Martin remembers it). This is the likely date of the Manchester show, but 4 Jan is also possible.
8/1/69Toby JugTolworth (near London), UK
9/1/69KonserthusetStockholm, Sweden
 Two shows, supporting Jimi Hendrix.
Contributed two tracks (To Be Sad Is A Mad Way To Be, Back To The Family) to the '25th Anniversary' box set.
First show:
Nothing Is Easy or Back To The Family or Dharma For One or Tunnel Of Love or Live
My Sunday Feeling, Martin's Tune, To Be Sad Is A Mad Way To Be, Back To The Family, Dharma For One, Nothing Is Easy, A Song For Jeffrey
Second show:
Flute Cake or The Late Show
Set as early show, with 'Dharma for One' after 'Nothing Is Easy'.
10/1/69Falkoner TeatretKøbenhavn, Denmark
 
Two shows, supporting Jimi Hendrix (18:30 & 21:00).
11/1/69Norwich GalaNorwich, UK
12/1/69Jazz ClubRedcar, UK
14/1/69Speakeasy ClubLondon, UK
15/1/69Keele UniversityKeele, UK
16/1/69?BBC Lime GroveLondon, UK
 
The 'Disc & Music Echo', 1/2/69, mentioned that Tull recorded 'Love Story' for Top Of The Pops, to be broadcast if the single reached the top 30 whilst the band were touring in the USA and hence unable to appear on TOTP in person. The article strongly suggests it was in London, on the same day as a 'Birmingham' show (must have meant Wolverhampton), and directly quotes Ian. However, Ian, Martin & Glenn don't remember this at all! It was thought that at most they rehearsed such an appearance, and not in London - but see the following entry.
16/1/69Lafayette ClubWolverhampton, UK
 
The band were delayed by fog until ~23:30. The club's MC announced that they had travelled from London that day, following a TV recording/ filming session - see previous entry.
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24/1/69Fillmore EastNYC, NY. USA
 
Also appearing: Gay Desperados Steel Band, Blood Sweat & Tears (headlining).
Set included:
A New Day Yesterday, Guitar Solo, For A Thousand Mothers
25/1/69Fillmore EastNYC, NY. USA
 
Also appearing: Gay Desperados Steel Band, Blood Sweat & Tears.
31/1/69Grande BallroomDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Supporting Mitch Ryder (or supporting Sweetwater, instead).
1/2/69Grande BallroomDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Supporting Spirit, supported by Sweet Wine
2/2/69Grande BallroomDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Tull & Spirit shared the bill.
3/2/69US release of 'This Was' Highest chart position: 62
7/2/69Kinetic PlaygroundChicago, Il. USA
 
Headline: Vanilla Fudge; 'special guests' (support): Led Zeppelin; not-so-special guests: Tull
8/2/69Kinetic PlaygroundChicago, Il. USA
 
Supporting Vanilla Fudge, Led Zeppelin.
Ian's original stage overcoat was stolen at this or the previous night's show - Led Zeppelin roadies were suspected.
9/2/69Lobor TempleMinneapolis, Mn. USA
 
Also appearing: Rotary Connection.
13/2/69Tea PartyBoston, Ma. USA
 
Tull's sound equipment was accidentally shipped to New York, so they had to use the house PA.
Also appearing: Silver Apples, maybe Blood Sweat & Tears.
14/2/69Tea PartyBoston, Ma. USA
 
Also appearing: Silver Apples.
15/2/69Tea PartyBoston, Ma. USA
 
Also appearing: Silver Apples.
16/2/69State University of NYStony Brook, NY. USA
 
Also appearing: Mountain (Jeff Beck cancelled).
20/2/69Stone BalloonNew Haven, Ct. USA
 
Two shows (9 & 11 pm). Support: Tony Mason
Performing to about 30 people per night, at these four shows.
'Living In The Past' was written here.
A woodcut artist spent this week with the band, to work on the next album cover.
21/2/69Stone BalloonNew Haven, Ct. USA
 
Two shows (9 & 11 pm). Support: Tony Mason
22/2/69Stone BalloonNew Haven, Ct. USA
 
Two shows (9 & 11 pm). Support: Tony Mason
23/2/69Stone BalloonNew Haven, Ct. USA
 
Two shows (8 & 10 pm). Support: Tony Mason
28/2/69Memorial AuditoriumWorcester, Ma. USA
 
Also appearing: Jeff Beck Group, Mountain.
1/3/69Roller RinkAlexandria, Va. USA
 
Also appearing: Jeff Beck Group, Mountain.
2/3/69Symphony HallBoston, Ma. USA
 
Cancelled
3/3/69Vantone StudioWest Orange, NJ. USA
 
Recording 'Living In The Past'
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7/3/69Eagles AuditoriumSeattle, Wa. USA
 
Supporting MC5.
8/3/69Eagles AuditoriumSeattle, Wa. USA
 
Supporting MC5.
My Sunday Feeling, Bourée, Back To The Family, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Blues Jam, Dharma For One, Nothing Is Easy
This setlist may be that of the 3/8/69 show.
9/3/69Eagles AuditoriumSeattle, Wa. USA
 
Supporting MC5.
13/3/69Fillmore WestSan Francisco, Ca. USA
 
A New Day Yesterday, To Be Sad Is A Mad Way To Be, Blues Jam, Fat Man, Dharma For One
Also appearing, for all these Fillmore West shows: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Sanpaku (headlining).
'Blues Jam' (not a jam) was introduced as 'Martin's Tune Again', to differentiate it from the "terrible" 'Martin's Tune'.
Two performances.
An unverifed report suggests Clive may have performed with Creedence Clearwater Revival for the later performance at one of these shows, reportedly because Doug Clifford (CCR drummer) was incapacitated by LSD administered (as a joke) by Sanpaku's roadies.
14/3/69Fillmore WestSan Francisco, Ca. USA
 
Two performances.
15/3/69Fillmore WestSan Francisco, Ca. USA
 
Two performances.
16/3/69Fillmore WestSan Francisco, Ca. USA
 
Two performances.
18/3/69Western Recording StudioLA, Ca. USA
 
Recording 'Driving Song'
21/3/69Rose PalacePasadena, Ca. USA
 
Tull were the opening act, then The Grateful Dead, then the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
22/3/69Rose PalacePasadena, Ca. USA
 
Tull were the opening act, then The Grateful Dead, then the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
23/3/69Sound FactorySacramento, Ca. USA
 
Support: Linn County, A.B. Skhy.
Two shows, starting at 14:00 and 20:00. Following the venue's policy, the audience of the first concert was permitted to stay for the second for free.
28/3/69Aquarius TheaterPhoenix, Az. USA
 
Also appearing: Zephyr, Goose Creek Symphony.
29/3/69Aquarius TheaterPhoenix, Az. USA
 
Also appearing: Zephyr, Goose Creek Symphony.
31/3/69Aquarius TheaterLA, Ca. USA
 
Also appearing: The Mothers Of Invention, Captain Beefheart, Buddy Miles.
5/4/69Electric TheaterPittsburgh, Pa. USA
6/4/6913th HourEvansville, In. USA
 
An 'all ages' club in the basement of the ABC Discount Center. Audience: 2-300.
Support: Steelhead Band.
Tull arrived late, and started with 'My Sunday Feeling'. Other songs included: Fat Man, Dharma For One, A Song For Jeffrey.
7/4/69Grande BallroomDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Support: Sky.
8/4/69Grande BallroomDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Support: Caste.
9/4/69Tea PartyBoston, Ma. USA
 
Also appearing: Sweetwater.
11/4/69Fillmore EastNYC, NY. USA
 
Supporting the 8pm Blood, Sweat & Tears show, but not the 11:30pm show (Blood, Sweat & Tears supported by Albert King).

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