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April-Aug
1969

songs played on tour

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


31/8/69
In the studio, recording 'Singing All Day' and 'Sweet Dream'
1/9/69
In the studio, recording 'Play in Time'
4/9/69TV StudioStuttgart, Germany
 
TV appearence.
6-7/9/69Capilano Indian ReserveVancouver, Canada
 
Thunderbird Peace Festival
Advertised as having attended, but it seems very unlikely, and Glenn Cornick's diary makes no mention of it.
7/9/69ConcertgebouwAmsterdam, Netherlands
 
Also appearing: Soft Machine.

11/9/69
In the studio, recording '17'
14/9/69
In the studio; recording session
17/9/69Waldorf HotelLondon, UK
 
Melody Maker Poll Winners party.
19/9/69Lyceum TheatreLondon, UK
 
Rehearsal, 2-7pm
20/9/69Lyceum TheatreLondon, UK
 
Rehearsal, 11am-5pm
21/9/69Lyceum TheatreLondon, UK
 
Rehearsal, 11am-5pm
22/9/69Lyceum TheatreLondon, UK
 
Rehearsal, 2-7pm
23/9/69Lyceum TheatreLondon, UK
 
Rehearsal, 2-5pm
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Support on the UK/European tour: Terry Reid, Savoy Brown.
First tour with a dedicated Tour Manager (Eric Brooks).
25/9/69City HallNewcastle, UK
 
Sold out in advance.
Included: Sweet Dream.
26/9/69Usher HallEdinburgh, UK
 
Sold out in advance.
27/9/69National StadiumDublin, Ireland
 
Sold out in advance.
Mobbed by the audience after the show, Ian had his coat ripped and only flute taken. It was returned undamaged a couple of weeks (months?) later.
29/9/69US release of 'Stand Up' Highest chart position: 20
29/9/69Ulster HallBelfast, UK
 
Sold out in advance.
30/9/69TV StudioParis, France
 
TV appearence - 'La Joconde'. The ripped coat (see 27/9) is visible in the footage and publicity photos.
1/10/69Royal Albert HallLondon, UK
 
Sold out in advance.
Included: Nothing Is Easy, Bourée, We Used To Know, Fat Man, Martin's Tune, Sweet Dream/For A Thousand Mothers
Filmed for Geman TV.
2/10/69Free Trade HallManchester, UK
 
Sold out in advance.
3/10/69DomeBrighton, UK
6/10/69City HallHull, UK
7/10/69Town HallLeeds, UK
8/10/69Town HallBirmingham, UK
 
A recording of the 20/10/69 Southampton is incorrectly circulating as the Birmingham concert.
10/10/69Release of 'Sweet Dream' single The first ever release on the Chrysalis label.
10/10/69ConcertgebouwAmsterdam, Netherlands
 
Island Blues Festival
Televised by NCRV's 'Twien' on 28/11/69, definitely not VPRO on 10/12/69, as previously reported.
Also playing: Free, Spooky Tooth, Clouds.
Set included 'Nothing Is Easy'.
11/10/69Town HallAntwerpen, Belgium
 
Also playing: Free, Spooky Tooth.
12/10/69OlympiaParis, France
 
Also playing: Free, Spooky Tooth.
12/10/69     -Paris, France
 
Interviews and photo shoots.
15/10/69City HallSheffield, UK
19/10/69Rex CinemaCambridge, UK
20/10/69GuildhallSouthampton, UK
 
Included: Nothing Is Easy, Bourée, Sweet Dream/For A Thousand Mothers
21/10/69Colston HallBristol, UK
23/10/69De Montfort HallLeicester, UK
25/10/69GuildhallPlymouth, UK
26/10/69Town HallOxford, UK
29/10/69St. Andrews HallNorwich, UK
30/10/69BBC Lime GroveLondon, UK
 
'Top Of The Pops', playing 'Sweet Dream'
31/10/69TV StudioParis, France
 
TV appearence.

Early 11/69
Tull's first 9-day holiday in two years; Ian went to Scotland, Martin home to Hereford, Glenn spent the time house-hunting and Clive worked on his car. [source]

13/11/69BBC Lime GroveLondon, UK
 
'Top Of The Pops'.
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14/11/69Baldwin Gym, Drew U.Madison, NJ. USA
 
Support: Flock. Start time: 20:00.
Other tour schedules list this as Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wi. but that matches neither Glenn's diary nor Jeffrey's fan club letter, and confirmation has been obtained from Drew University itself.
15/11/69Trinity CollegeHartford, Ct. USA
 
Line-up: a folk singer, Roland Kirk, Mountain, Jethro Tull.
Other tour schedules list this as San Diego Community Concourse, Ca. but that doesn't match an audience member's recollection and Glenn's diary, itself corroborated by Jeffrey's fan club letter.
20/11/69Fillmore WestSan Francisco, Ca. USA
 
Support: MC5, Sanpaku.
According to Music Now!, during 'Bourée' a naked man ?danced? on stage. Ian ignored him.
21/11/69Fillmore WestSan Francisco, Ca. USA
 
Support: MC5, Sanpaku.
22/11/69Fillmore WestSan Francisco, Ca. USA
 
Support: MC5, Sanpaku.
23/11/69Fillmore WestSan Francisco, Ca. USA
 
Support: MC5, Sanpaku.
26/11/69Civic AuditoriumSanta Monica, Ca. USA
 
Two shows (second, midnight, show added after the first sold out - it sold out too).
Support: Taj Mahal.
Nothing Is Easy, Bourée/Living In The Past, A New Day Yesterday, Play In Time, Fat Man, Dharma For One, We Used To Know/Guitar Solo/For A Thousand Mothers
27/11/69Community ConcourseSan Diego, Ca. USA
28/11/69Grand Riviera TheaterDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Support: Chicago Transit Authority, Heads Hands & Feet.
Set included:
Nothing Is Easy, Bourée/Living In The Past, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, My Sunday Feeling, Dharma For One, We Used To Know
This may be the 29/11 set.
29/11/69Grand Riviera TheaterDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Support: Chicago Transit Authority, Heads Hands & Feet.
30/11/69SpectrumPhiladelphia, Pa. USA
5/12/69Fillmore EastNYC, NY. USA
 
Two shows (both sold out; audience: 2,500 per show).
Support: Fat Mattress, Grand Funk Railroad
Tull on stage at 22:15 for the 'early' show; back on at 02:45 for the second show.
6/12/69Fillmore EastNYC, NY. USA
 
Two shows (both sold out)
7/12/69University Of MassachusettsAmherst, Ma. USA
 
Support: Spooky Tooth, Johnny Winters.
Sold out (audience: 3,500)
8/12/69Tea PartyBoston, Ma. USA
 
Near capacity audience (~2,000), despite poor weather.
9/12/69Tea PartyBoston, Ma. USA
10/12/69Soldiers & Sailors AuditoriumKansas City, Ks. USA
 
Support: Joe Cocker, Fleetwood Mac.
11/12/69Music HallHouston, Tx. USA
 
Two shows
Support: Joe Cocker, Fleetwood Mac.
Poor sound from the venue's PA.
12/12/69Municipal AuditoriumSan Antonio, Tx. USA
 
Two shows (capacity: 4,000)
Support: Fleetwood Mac.
Both bands shared the Mac PA, rather than the venue's.
Setlist of at least one show:
Nothing Is Easy, Bourée (incl. Living In The Past), A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Play In Time, We Used To Know, Guitar Solo, For A Thousand Mothers
13/12/69Municipal AuditoriumAustin, Tx. USA
 
Sold out show Support: Fleetwood Mac.
Both bands shared Fleetwood Mac's PA, rather than the venue's.
14/12/69Aragon BallroomChicago, Il. USA
 
Rescheduled show, replacing that at the Kinetic Playground, which had burned down.
Particularly bad sound, apparently convincing Tull to tour with their own PA in future.
Set included:
Nothing Is Easy, Bourée (incl. Living In The Past), A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, My Sunday Feeling, Dharma for One (w. drum solo), We Used to Know
19/12/69
In the studio, recording 'Witches Promise' and 'Teacher'
22/12/69
In the studio - possible the final recording session for 'Benefit'.

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