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Aug-Dec
1969

songs played on tour

There were 116 scheduled Jethro Tull concerts in 1970.
This page lists January-June, whilst July-December dates are here.

We're still unsure of several setlists - can you help?
Please also let us know if you can identify the sole unidentified venue.
As quoted by the 'Aqualung' 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition, though still being updated... sorry, guys!


Jan '70
In the studio - rehearsing and recording 'Benefit', interspersed by interviews and a brief Scandinavian tour.
12/1/70Morgan StudiosLondon, UK
 
Rehearsing and recording.
13/1/70Morgan StudiosLondon, UK
 
Rehearsing and recording.
16/1/70Fyns ForumOdense, Denmark
17/1/70K.B. HallenKøbenhavn, Denmark
19/1/70KulttuuritaloHelsinki, Finland
20/1/70Kungliga Tennis HallenStockholm, Sweden
21/1/70KonserthusetGöteborg, Sweden
 
Nothing Is Easy, Bourée/Living In The Past, A New Day Yesterday, Play In Time, Fat Man, Dharma For One, We Used to Know, Instrumental Jam, For A Thousand Mothers
Unconfirmed
22/1/70OlympenLund, Sweden
 
Nothing Is Easy, Bourée/Living In The Past, A New Day Yesterday, Play In Time, Fat Man, Dharma For One, We Used to Know, Instrumental Jam, For A Thousand Mothers
Unconfirmed
2/2/70Registry OfficeWatford, UK
 
Ian married Jennie Franks.
13-15/2/70Studio 2 (?)Burbank, Ca. USA
 
Filming 'The Switched-On Symphony', a NBC TV Special directed by Jack Good, featuring Tull, the Nice, Santana, Ray Charles, Jack Benny and the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. Broadcast in the USA on 14/3/70.
18/2/70   -Frankfurt, Germany
 
In Frankfurt, but not playing.
19/2/70Beat ClubBremen, Germany
 
For German TV.
20/2/70   -Frankfurt, Germany
 
In Frankfurt, but not playing.
21/2/70JahrhunderthalleFrankfurt, Germany
 
Two shows (the first was scheduled to start at 7pm), Tull's first in Germany. Both sold out in advance (~8,000), but 2,000 more fans arrived without tickets, and rioted when unable to get in. £5000 worth of windows were broken, and 5 people hospitalised.
Support: Clouds.
Fairytales From The Pawnshop
Nothing Is Easy, Bourée/Living In The Past, A New Day Yesterday, Play In Time, Dharma For One, We Used to Know, Instrumental Jam, For A Thousand Mothers
22/2/70Circus Krone BauMünchen, Germany
 
22:00 start.
Not mentioned on tour schedules, evidence for this show is an unused ticket - did the concert go ahead?

25/2/70Morgan StudiosLondon, UK
 
Recording tracks for 'Benefit'.
7/3/70Registry OfficeRichmond (London), UK
 
Glenn married Judy Wong. The reception was held at Glenn's parents' pub, The Crown & Sceptre, Streatham Hill, London. Guests included members of the band, Mick Fleetwood & Jenny Boyd, Peter Green and (Chicken Shack's) Andy Sylvester.
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3/4/70Fillmore WestSan Francisco, Ca. USA
 
Tull were scheduled to start the US tour here, for three nights (posters were printed) but with the arrival of John Evan, this show was cancelled, the tour was reorganised to provide further rehearsal time and two 'warm-up' dates (four shows) were added.
5/4/70MeistersingerhalleNürnberg, Germany
 
Two shows (one began at 20:30); John Evan's first with Tull.
7/4/70MusikhalleHamburg, Germany
 
Two shows.
10/4/70LyceumLondon, UK
 
Not a public show - just using the space for rehearsal, for the US tour.
11-12/4/70Morgan StudiosLondon, UK
 
Recording first version of 'My God' (rather different to the album version!) and 'Just Trying To Be'.

 
The Spring/Summer tour of N. America
Support at all shows, except Hawaii: Clouds; additional support bands at some shows.
17/4/70Mammoth GardensDenver, Co. USA
 
Support: Zephyr
18/4/70Mammoth GardensDenver, Co. USA
 
Support: Zephyr
19/4/70Long Beach ArenaLong Beach, Ca. USA
 This Is Jethro Tull
Sold out show - audience: 13,000-15,000.
Support: Eric Burdon (with War), Clouds.
Nothing Is Easy, My God, To Cry You A Song, With You There To Help Me, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting/Sossity, Dharma For One, We Used To Know
20/4/70US release of 'Benefit' Highest chart position: 11
22/4/70Santa Barbara BowlSanta Barbara, Ca. USA
 
Also playing: Led Zeppelin.
24/4/70UK release of the 'Inside' single.
24/4/70Swing AuditoriumSan Bernardino, Ca. USA
 
Support: Ballin' Jack, Clouds
25/4/70Convention HallSan Diego, Ca. USA
26/4/70County FairgroundsSanta Clara, Ca. USA
 
Support: Elvin Bishop, Clouds, Joe Mama
28/4/70Civic AuditoriumHonolulu, Hi. USA
30/4/70Fillmore WestSan Francisco, Ca. USA
 
Also appearing, for all these Fillmore West shows: Fairport Convention, Sant 'n Pepper.
Dave Pegg's first professional encounter with Tull?
1/5/70UK release of 'Benefit' Highest chart position: 3
1/5/70Fillmore WestSan Francisco, Ca. USA
 Mad Dog Fagin' or Hydrocephalus or Live
Nothing Is Easy, My God, To Cry You A Song, With You There To Help Me, By Kind Permission Of..., Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Dharma For One, We Used To Know, Guitar Solo, For A Thousand Mothers
2/5/70Fillmore WestSan Francisco, Ca. USA
 
Also appearing: Boz Scaggs (instead of Fairport Convention) & Sant 'n Pepper.
3/5/70San Fernando CollegeDevonshire Downs
(Northridge), Ca. USA
 
Nothing Is Easy, To Cry You A Song, My God, With You There To Help Me, By Kind Permission Of..., We Used To Know, Guitar Solo, For A Thousand Mothers, Dharma For One
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7/5/70Sports ArenaTucson, Az. USA
8/5/70College GymPhoenix, Az. USA
 
Support: Clouds
9/5/70Ice Palace (U. of Nv.?)Las Vegas, Nv. USA
10/5/70Washington University Field HouseSt Louis, Mo. USA
 
Support: Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Pentangle
13/5/70State Fair Music HallDallas, Tx. USA
 
Support: Space Opera. No other support band.
14/5/70Music HallHouston, Tx. USA
15/5/70City ColiseumAustin, Tx. USA
 
Support: Space Opera. No other support band.
Though this is the scheduled date, also confirmed by a local newspaper listing, it was thought to be an error, as Austin & Miami are ~1400 miles apart, so the trucks presumably needed more than a day to cover the distance and set up for a show. However, a member of the support band provided further confirmation that it's correct!
16/5/70Miami UniversityMiami, Fl. USA
 
Support: Pacific Gas & Electric, Rose Creek, Tin House.
17/5/70Hilton Convention CenterCape Kennedy, Fl. USA
 
Two shows: 16:00 & 20:00.
Support: Clouds.
20/5/70Bushnell AuditoriumHartford, Ct. USA
 
John Sebastian was the headline act. Support: Clouds.
21/5/70Fillmore EastNYC, NY. USA
 
John Sebastian was the headline act. Support: Clouds.
22/5/70Fillmore EastNYC, NY. USA
 
John Sebastian was the headline act. Support: Clouds.
23/5/70Fillmore EastNYC, NY. USA
 
John Sebastian was the headline act. Support: Clouds.
Nothing Is Easy, My God, With You There To Help Me, By Kind Permission Of..., Dharma For One (incl. 15-min drum solo), We Used To Know, Guitar Solo, For A Thousand Mothers
24/5/70AutostadeMontréal, Canada
 
Also playing: Johnny Winter, Van Morrison, Mountain, Jefferson Airplane
28/5/70Selby Stadium,Ohio Wesleyan UniversityDelaware, Oh. USA
 
Also playing: Mountain
Nothing Is Easy, My God, To Cry You A Song, With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Dharma For One (incl. drum solo), We Used To Know (incl. guitar solo), For A Thousand Mothers
29/5/70Eastown TheaterDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Support: Mott the Hoople, Shorty (w. Georgie Fame), Clouds.
30/5/70Eastown TheaterDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Support: Mott the Hoople, Shorty (w. Georgie Fame), Clouds.
31/5/70The DepotMinneapolis, Mn. USA
 
Odd venue; an ex- bus depot. Stage access was through the audience.
5/6/70Aragon BallroomChicago, Il. USA
 
Support: Sha-Na-Na.
6/6/70Allen TheatreCleveland, Oh. USA
 
Support: Lee Michaels, Clouds

June '70Morgan StudiosLondon, UK
 
Rehearsing and (largely unproductively) recording tracks for 'Aqualung'.
21/6/70Morgan StudiosLondon, UK
 
Recording 'Wondr'ing Aloud' (first version) & 'Wond'ring Again'.

23/6/70Beat ClubBremen, Germany
 
For German TV.
With You There To Help Me, By Kind Permission Of

Benefit

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