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There were 161 scheduled Jethro Tull concerts in 1969.
This page lists 15 April-16 August, whilst January-11 April 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!

15/4/69TV StudioParis, France
Appearing on the Johnny Hallyday Show
17/4/69Morgan StudiosLondon, UK
The first session for 'Stand Up'.
Recording 'A New Day Yesterday'.
21/4/69Morgan StudiosLondon, UK
Recording 'Back To the Family' and 'Fat Man'
22/4/69Morgan StudiosLondon, UK
Recording 'Jeffrey Goes to Leicester Square'
23/4/69Morgan StudiosLondon, UK
Recording 'Nothing Is Easy'.
Glenn's birthday.
24/4/69Olympic Studio 1London, UK
Hendrix's usual studio.
Recording 'Bourée'.
1/5/69Morgan StudiosLondon, UK
The last session for 'Stand Up'.
Recording 'For A Thousand Mothers' & 'We Used To Know'.

3/5/69Leas Cliff HallFolkstone, UK
6/5/69Free Trade HallManchester, UK
Support: Clouds
7/5/69Palais des SportesParis, France
8/5/69Royal Albert HallLondon, UK
Joint headline: Ten Years After. Support: Clouds.
9/5/69Colston HallBristol, UK
11/5/69Jazz ClubRedcar, UK
13/5/69GuildhallPortsmouth, UK
14/5/69City HallNewcastle, UK
Joint headline: Ten Years After. Support: Clouds.
15/5/69Town HallBirmingham, UK
Joint headline: Ten Years After.
An audience member tentatively recalls that a "third band appearing that night before 'Ten Years After' was 'Stone The Crows'". This implies Tull played first.
17/5/69Gala Ballroom (Melody Rooms?)Norwich, UK
A member of 'Blue Ulysses' recalls supporting Tull in Norwich in 1969/70; this seems the most likely date. The planned running order was BU,JT,BU,JT, but BU felt outclassed, so didn't go back on; Tull played three sets.
Note: Glenn doesn't recall this!
23/5/69Grosmont Wood BarnGrosmont (Abergafenni), UK
Croeso '69 Blues Festival
Headline: Fleetwood Mac. Also appearing: Tull (highest billed support), Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, Dave Symonds, Eyes Of Blue, Kimlataz, Bob McClure, Incredible Sun Dog
24/5/69Balsall Common Equestrian CentreCoventry, UK
Also appearing: Amen Corner.
28/5/69National StadiumDublin, Ireland
Line-up: Tull and Ten Years After, supported by Skid Row (incl. Phil Lynott & Gary Moore)
29/5/69Ulster HallBelfast, UK
30/5/69City HallCork, Ireland
31/5/69Winter Gardens PavilionWeston-Super-Mare, UK
4/6/69Sherwood RoomsNottingham, UK
Also appearing: Clouds, Colosseum, Liverpool Scene.
5/6/69BBC Lime GroveLondon, UK
'Top Of The Pops' debut, with 'Living In The Past'.
5/6/69Assembly HallWorthing, UK
6/6/69Van Dike ClubPlymouth, UK
7/6/69RoundhouseDagenham, UK
Support: The Further.
9/6/69?Cambridge, UK
Also appearing: Colosseum.
12/6/69BBC Lime GroveLondon, UK
Return visit to perform 'Living In The Past' on 'Top Of The Pops'.
12/6/69LocarnoHull, UK
Also appearing: Kenny Burrell.
13/6/69Bay HotelSunderland, UK
Capacity: 800, audience: ~1,500 (double the venue's record), and hundreds more were turned away. Tull had to access the stage via a fire door from the car park, and couldn't go back on for an encore as they couldn't get through the crowd.
Six songs were played in a 40 min. set:
My Sunday Feeling, A New Day Yesterday, Bourée, Dhama For One, Nothing Is Easy, and one other.
Ian was asked to eat in his room rather than in his hotel's restaurant, as the management felt he might have offended the other guests.
14/6/69 Winter GardenMalvern, UK
15/6/69Lafayette ClubWolverhampton, UK
16/6/69Maida Vale Studio 4London, UK
Radio session for 'Top Gear', broadcast 22/6/69.
Living In The Past, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Nothing Is Easy
17/6/69Town HallMiddlesbrough, UK
At the insistence of the venue management, Tull's audience were obliged to wear dinner jackets and ties.
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21/6/69Devonshire DownsNorthridge, Ca. USA
 Newport Pop Festival
Also appearing on this day of the festival: Albert Collins, Buffy St.Marie, Brenton Wood, Charity, Eric Burdon, Friends Of Distinction, Love, Sweetwater, Jerry Lauderdale
Also appearing at the festival (20&22/6): Jimi Hendrix Experience (headline), Credence Clearwater (Sunday headline), Spirit, Albert King, Edwin Hawkins Singers, Ike & Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Southwind, Taj Mahal, The Rascals, The Chambers Bros, Booker T & The MGs, Flock, Grassroots, Johnny Winter, Marvin Gaye, Mother Earth, The Byrds, Three Dog Nite, Poco, Steppenwolf.
Setlist unknown - the commonly available recording is really 9 Jan, in the wrong order, at the wrong speed, with one track (For A Thousand Mothers) added from 21/5/70 NYC.
24/6/69Cobo HallDetroit, Mi. USA
28/6/69Marine StadiumMiami, Fl. USA
Miami Jazz Festival.
Also appearing: Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Booker T & The MGs, George Benson, Gerry Mulligan, Roland Kirk
1/7/69City Hall?Portland, Me. USA
An audience member recalls this concert, but not the precise date. This approximate one seems likely; it's reported to have been within a week of the Newport Jazz Festival (but which one of the July concerts by that name...?).
3/7/69Fillmore EastNYC, NY. USA
Also appearing: Jeff Beck Group (incl. Rod Stewart), Soft White Underbelly.
4/7/69Newport Jazz FestivalNewport, RI. USA
Also playing: Roland Kirk, Sun Ra, Bill Evans, Gary Burton, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Jeff Beck, Ten Years After, Blood Sweat & Tears, John Mayall, Led Zeppelin (on 6 July), Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention, Sly & The Family Stone, James Brown, BB King, Johnny Winters, and others.
My Sunday Feeling, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday, Dharma For One, Nothing Is Easy
5/7/69Randall's Island Pop FestivalNYC, NY. USA
11/7/69Newport Jazz FestivalLaurel Springs, Md. USA
Note that the 'Newport Jazz Festival' was the name of a touring show, not a specific event. The concert on this date was only part of the two-day Laurel Pop Festival, an event so small that audience members were allowed to sit on the stage, at least during the sets of Tull, Led Zeppelin and Johnny Winter
Also playing: Led Zeppelin, Edwin Hawkins, Johnny Winter, Al Kooper, Buddy Guy, Ten Years After, Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck.
12/7/69Newport Jazz FestivalPhiladelphia, Pa. USA
Also playing: Led Zeppelin, Edwin Hawkins, Johnny Winter, Al Kooper, Buddy Guy, Ten Years After, Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck.
15/7/69RevolutionMonticello, NY. USA
Support: Raven.
16/7/69RevolutionMonticello, NY. USA
Support: Raven.
17/7/69RevolutionMonticello, NY. USA
Support: Raven.
18/7/69Kinetic PlaygroundChicago, Il. USA
Featuring: Led Zeppelin, Savoy Brown, The Litter & Jethro Tull
19/7/69Kinetic PlaygroundChicago, Il. USA
Featuring: Led Zeppelin, Savoy Brown, The Litter & Jethro Tull
22/7/69State University Of NYCStoney Brook, NY. USA
23/7/69Tea PartyBoston, Ma. USA
Also playing: Free, Terry Reid.
24/7/69Tea PartyBoston, Ma. USA
Also playing: Free, Terry Reid.
25/7/69Tea PartyBoston, Ma. USA
Also playing: Free, Terry Reid.
26/7/69Newport Jazz FestivalBrunswick, NJ. USA
Also playing: BB King.
My Sunday Feeling, Bourée, A New Day Yesterday, Dharma For One, Nothing Is Easy
26/7/69Olympia StadiumDetroit, Mi. USA
Supporting Creedence Clearwater Revival; supported by Savage Grace, The Box Tops, The James Gang
28/7/69Central ParkNYC, NY. USA
Also playing: Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
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1/8/69UK release of 'Stand Up' Highest chart position: 1
1/8/69Earl Warren ShowgroundsSanta Barbara, Ca. USA
Supporting Led Zeppelin. Also playing: Fraternity Of Man.
Venue known locally as the 'Fairgrounds Arena'; this was the name used on the posters.
19:20 start.
2/8/69Eagles AuditoriumSeattle, Wa. USA
3/8/69Eagles AuditoriumSeattle, Wa. USA
My Sunday Feeling, Bourée, Back To The Family, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Instumental, Dharma For One, Nothing Is Easy
This setlist may be that of the 8/3/69 show.
8/8/69Swing AuditoriumSan Bernardino, Ca. USA
Supporting Led Zeppelin
9/8/69Convention CenterAnaheim, Ca. USA
Supporting Led Zeppelin
10/8/69Sports ArenaSan Diego, Ca. USA
Supporting Led Zeppelin
Ian's birthday.
11/8/69International HotelLas Vegas, Nv. USA
Tull attended an Elvis Presley concert (as audience), to celebrate 'Stand Up' reaching no.1 in the UK.
12/8/69Fillmore WestSan Francisco, Ca. USA
Also playing: Chuck Berry, Loading Zone.
13/8/69Fillmore WestSan Francisco, Ca. USA
Also playing: Chuck Berry, Loading Zone.
Tull cancelled this appearence. One source reported that this was because Martin had broken his foot and was therefore being too heavily medicated to play. However, another says the cancellation was due to Ian suffering a bad reaction to medication.
14/8/69Fillmore WestSan Francisco, Ca. USA
Also playing: Chuck Berry, Loading Zone.
15/8/69Convention Center Arena, HemisfairSan Antonio, Tx. USA
Supporting Led Zeppelin. Show may have been opened by 'The Laughing Kind', a local band.
16/8/69CatacombsHouston, Tx. USA

This Was, Stand Up

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