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1970

songs played on tour

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


3/7/70The AlleySouthampton, NY. USA
4/7/70Middle Georgia RacewayByron, Ga. USA
 
Atlanta International Pop Festival
Attendance of the three-day festival estimated at 500,000.
Glenn Cornick recalls that Tull cancelled their appearence; another source blames laryngitis.
7/7/70Tanglewood FestivalLenox, Ma. USA
 Tanglewood 1970
The Who were the headline act. Support: It's A Beautiful Day.
Nothing Is Easy, My God (incl. flute solo), With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., Dharma For One (incl. extended drum solo), We Used To Know, For A Thousand Mothers
8/7/70SpectrumPhiladelphia, Pa. USA
 
Support: Cactus, Blodwyn Pig
10/7/70Tea PartyBoston, Ma. USA
 
Support: Cactus
Nothing Is Easy, My God, With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., Dharma For One (incl. extended drum solo), We Used To Know, Guitar Solo, For A Thousand Mothers
11/7/70Tea PartyBoston, Ma. USA
 
Support: Cactus
13/7/70Shady Grove Music Fair Gaithersburg, Md. USA
 
Support: Livingston Taylor
14/7/70Eastown TheaterDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Support: Cactus, Justice
15/7/70Aragon BallroomChicago, Il. USA
 
Cancelled.
Support: Cactus, White Lightning
16/7/70SpectrumPhiladelphia Pa. USA
 
Support: Mott The Hoople.
17/7/70Downing StadiumNYC, NY. USA
 
Randall's Island Festival
Randall's Island, New York 1970
Also appearing: Jimi Hendrix, Steppenwolf, John Sebastian, Grand Funk Railroad
Nothing Is Easy, My God, With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., Dharma For One (incl. extended drum solo), We Used To Know, Guitar Solo, For A Thousand Mothers
18/7/70WarehouseNew Orleans, La. USA
 
Support: Mott the Hoople.
22/7/70Municipal AuditoriumWest Palm Beach, Fl. USA
 
Also appearing: Mountain.
For these few shows, Tull & Mountain were joint headline acts, taking turns to close shows.
24/7/70Curtis Hixon HallTampa, Fl. USA
 
Also appearing: Mountain.
25/7/70Convention HallMiami Beach, Fl. USA
 
Also appearing: Mountain.
Ian briefly stopped the performance, to collect donations towards bail for fans arrested by the police.
26/7/70ColiseumJacksonville, Fl. USA
 
Also appearing: Mountain.
Live At The Seaside is not from this concert; it is a pirate copy of Disc 2 of the official '25th Anniversary' box set. Avoid!
27/7/70Music FairWestbury, NY. USA
 
Support: Livingston Taylor.
On a rotating stage in the middle of the audience, but the mechanism had broken, so some had poor views. Ian went into the audience, playing in the aisles.
28/7/70Capitol TheatrePort Chester, NY. USA
 
Support: Livingston Taylor.
To Cry You A Song, My God, With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., Dharma For One, We Used To Know, Guitar Solo, For A Thousand Mothers
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1/8/70Powder Ridge Ski AreaMiddlefield, Ct. USA
 
Cancelled, by court injunction.
3/8/70Central ParkNYC, NY. USA
 
Support: Haystacks Balboa.
Tull set included 'My God'.
5/8/70Fillmore EastNYC, NY. USA
 
Support: Cactus.
6/8/70Fillmore EastNYC, NY. USA
7/8/70Strawberry Fields FestivalMosport Park, Canada
 
Originally scheduled to be held in Moncton, New Brunswick, but moved to Mosport Park, Ontario when Moncton refused permission for the festival.
Also appearing (7-9/8): Mountain, Melanie, Ten Years After, Procol Harum, Sly & The Family Stone, and others.
9/8/70Goose Lake Park Music FestivalJackson, Mi. USA
 
Tull headlined the Sunday (i.e. closed the festival).
Also playing that day: Bob Seger System, Mitch Ryder & Detroit, Frost, Flock, Savage Grace, James Gang
Also appearing at the festival (7&8/8): John Drake Shakedown, The Mighty Quick, SRC, NY Rock & Roll Ensemble, Flying Burrito Brothers, John Sebastian, MC5, Chicago, The Faces, Ten Years After, Brownsville Station, Litter, Third Power, Mountain
Alice Cooper, Joe Cocker & Savoy Brown were scheduled to appear (on the Saturday?), but didn't.
10/8/70Red Rocks AmphitheaterMorrison (Denver), Co. USA
 
Also appearing: Mountain.
Ian's birthday.
11/8/70Pacific National Exhibition ColiseumVancouver, Canada
 
Also appearing: Fleetwood Mac.
Audience: 12,000.

Aug. '70
Tull's plans were to fly to Japan on 14/8/70 to headline a music festival at Expo '70. After 11 days in Japan, they were to travel to Australia & New Zealand for a week of major concert appearances. However, these plans failed to materialise, and the subsequent three US dates were presumably added at a late stage

15/8/70Majestic Hills TheaterLake Geneva, Wi. USA
16/8/70Aragon BallroomChicago, Il. USA
 Blues From Chicago or Aragon Ballroom or Live In Chicago
B.cast by WXRT-FM.
Support: Cactus.
My Sunday Feeling, 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, Nothing Is Easy, For A Thousand Mothers/Dharma For One
17/8/70?Council Bluffs, Ia. USA

30/8/70East Afton Farm, GodshillIsle Of Wight, UK
 Isle Of Wight or By A Benefit Of Wight
Day five of the Isle Of Wight Festival.
Playing on this day (in this order?): Good News, Kris Kristofferson, Ralph McTell, Heaven, Free, Donovan, Pentangle, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Richie Havens, Hawkwind.
Tull set released officially in 2004, in an edited form.
My Sunday Feeling, My God (incl. flute solo), With You There To Help Me/With Kind Permission Of..., To Cry You A Song, Bourée, Dharma For One, Nothing Is Easy, We Used to Know/For a Thousand Mothers

 
UK tour support: Procol Harum & Tír na nÓg.
23/9/70City HallSheffield, UK
24/9/70Albert HallNottingham, UK
25/9/70Town HallBirmingham, UK
 
Two shows; second beginning at midnight. Still with both tour support bands! Audience: ~2000 per show.
Set included: Nothing Is Easy, My God, A Song For Jeffrey, We Used To Know
27/9/70City HallNewcastle, UK
28/9/70De Montfort HallLeicester, UK
30/9/70Music HallAberdeen, UK
1/10/70Caird HallDundee, UK
 
Support: Tír na nÓg & Procol Harum (allegedly their first appearence in Scotland, and with an encore).
Tull set included 'Dharma For One' and associated drum solo.
2/10/70Greens PlayhouseGlasgow, UK
3/10/70Free Trade HallManchester, UK
4/10/70Colston HallBristol, UK
9/10/70GuildhallSouthampton, UK
10/10/70OlympiaParis, France
13/10/70Royal Albert HallLondon, UK
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16/10/70Memorial AuditoriumSacramento, Ca. USA
 
Support: Charles Lloyd.
17/10/70Community TheaterBerkeley, Ca. USA
 
Support: Charles Lloyd.
Nothing Is Easy, My God, With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., A Song For Jeffrey, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Dharma For One, Encore: We Used To Know, Guitar Solo, For A Thousand Mothers
18/10/70LA ForumInglewood, Ca. USA
 
Sold-out show (audience: 18,600).
Support: Charles Lloyd, It's A Beautiful Day.
Nothing Is Easy, My God (incl. flute solo), With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., A Song For Jeffrey, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Dharma For One (w. drum solo), We Used To Know, Guitar Solo, For A Thousand Mothers
19/10/70Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, Ca. USA
 Flute Cake
Nothing Is Easy, My God, With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., A Song For Jeffrey, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, We Used To Know
Incomplete?
20/10/70ColiseumPhoenix, Az. USA
 
Support: Leon Russell.
22/10/70Swing AuditoriumSan Bernardeno, Ca. USA
 
Support: It's A Beautiful Day.
23/10/70Gill Coliseum, Or. State U.Corvallis, Or. USA
24/10/70Seattle Center ArenaSeattle, Wa. USA
28/10/70Eastown TheaterDetroit, Mi. USA
30/10/70Civic ArenaPittsburgh, Pa. USA
 
Also playing: Mountain.
31/10/70War Memorial AuditoriumSyracuse, NY. USA
 
Support: Bob Seger System.
1/11/70MosqueRichmond, Va. USA
3/11/70Comerford TheaterWilkes-Barre, Pa. USA
 
Two shows (19:30 & 22:30).
Support: Bob Seger System.
4/11/70Carnegie HallNYC, NY. USA
 Charity concert in aid of the Phoenix House drug rehabilitation centre.
Support: McKendree Spring.
Officially released as Disc 2 of the '25th Anniversary' box set, but pirate copies are circulating as
Live At The Seaside or For Their Benefit. Avoid!
Nothing Is Easy, My God, With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., A Song For Jeffrey, To Cry You A Song, Sossity: You're A Woman, Reasons For Waiting, Dharma For One, We Used To Know, Guitar Solo, For A Thousand Mothers
5/11/70Rhode Island CollegeProvidence, RI. USA
 
Previously listed as having been at the Rhode Island Auditorium. However, an audience member recalls a concert at Rhode Island College gymnasium in 1970 or '71, and a student newspaper reviews this show as having been at Walsh Gym, part of Rhode Island College until being destroyed by fire in 1992.
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, Guitar solo, For A Thousand Mothers
6/11/70St Anselms CollegeManchester, NH. USA
7/11/70Jenison Fieldhouse, MSUEast Lansing, Mi. USA
 
Support: Catfish.
8/11/70Kiel Opera HouseSt Louis, Mo. USA
 
Two shows: 15:00 & 19:30.
Support: Mott the Hoople.
9/11/70Ohio TheaterColumbus, Oh. USA
 
Support: Black Sabbath. A contemporary press report, almost certainly describing this show, states that this was the first time the newly-built '10,500 seat arena' at Ohio State University had sold out.
However, the Theater isn't part of the University, and was built at the turn of the 19th/20th Century - it was newly renovated in 1970.
Nothing Is Easy, My God, With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., A Song For Jeffrey, Sossity: You're A Woman, Reasons For Waiting, Dharma For One, We Used To Know, Guitar Solo, For A Thousand Mothers
10/11/70Baldwin-Wallace College GymnasiumBerea (Cleveland), Oh. USA
 
Support unknown; "very loud and shrill".
Nothing Is Easy, My God [power failure] My God resumed, With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., A Song For Jeffrey, Sossity: You're A Woman, Reasons For Waiting, Dharma For One, We Used To Know, Guitar Solo, For A Thousand Mothers
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
Ian introduced the concert by saying that the stage was make-shift. with only one power cable. Unsurprisingly, the power ailed for 15 minutes during the second song; Ian entertained the audience with stories and jokes in the dark whilst a replacement cable was installed.
11/11/70St. Lawrence UniversityCanton, NY. USA
12/11/70Memorial AuditoriumBuffalo, NY. USA
 
Support: Livingston Taylor.
13/11/70Union CollegeSchenectady, NY. USA
14/11/70War Memorial AuditoriumRochester, NY. USA
15/11/70State University Of New YorkPlattsburgh, NY. USA
 
The last show with Glenn Cornick.

Dec '70Island StudiosLondon, UK
 
Recording 'Aqualung', with new bassist Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond.
13/12: Wond'ring Aloud (second version), Cheap Day Return (master), Up The 'Pool (early version).
15/12: Aqualung, Cross-Eyed Mary.
16/12: Locomotive Breath, Wind-Up
?/12: Hymn 43
17/12: Pancake Domesday (unreleased track!), My God.
20/12: Wind-Up, Lick Your Fingers Clean (master), Up To Me (master).

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