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Jan-May
1971

songs played on tour

There were 132 scheduled Jethro Tull concerts in 1971.
This page lists June-December, whilst January-May dates are here.

We're still unsure of several setlists - can you help?
As quoted by the 'Aqualung' 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition, though still being updated... sorry, guys!


9/6/71Salt PalaceSalt Lake City, Ut. USA
 
Barrie Barlow's first gig with Tull.
Apart from Martin, this reproduced the 1963 line-up of 'The Blades'.
10/6/71Red Rocks AmphitheatreMorrison (Denver), Co. USA
 
The Red Rocks riot, at which Tull played (a full set) through tear gas.
A full account from the LA Free Press.
Barrie Barlow's second gig with Tull!
Support: Livingston Taylor. Tull played for 80 mins., to over 10,000 people.
11/6/71Civic AuditoriumAlbuquerque, NM. USA
 
Support: Mott The Hoople.
12/6/71HIC ArenaHonolulu, Hi. USA
16/6/71Convention CenterSan Diego, Ca. USA
 
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée), With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, To Cry You A Song, Aqualung, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Nothing Is Easy, Wind-Up, Locomotive Breath, Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
17/6/71Community ConcourseSan Diego, Ca. USA
 
Support: Livingston Taylor
18/6/71LA ForumInglewood, Ca. USA
 
Support: Fanny, Livingston Taylor
First verified appearence of 'Hard-Headed English General'.
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée), With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, Nothing Is Easy, To Cry You A Song, Aqualung, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Wind-Up/Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath, Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
19/6/71Convention CenterAnaheim, Ca. USA
 
Support: Livingston Taylor
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée), With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, To Cry You A Song, Aqualung, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Nothing Is Easy, Wind-Up, Locomotive Breath,Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
20/6/71Community TheaterBerkeley, Ca. USA
 Wind Up
Support: Livingston Taylor
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée), With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of..., Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, To Cry You A Song, Aqualung, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Nothing Is Easy, Wind-Up (15 min), Locomotive Breath, Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
21/6/71 - San Francisco, Ca. USA
 
Nominally a rest day, Ian spent it doing press and radio interviews.
24/6/71GardensEdmonton, Canada
 
Support: Yes - their first ever North American concert.
25/6/71Pacific National Exhibition ColiseumVancouver, Canada
 
Support: Yes.
26/6/71Seattle Center ColiseumSeattle, Wa. USA
 
Support: Yes.
27/6/71Memorial AuditoriumSacramento, Ca. USA
 
Support: Kimberley, Yes.
29/6/71AuditoriumKansas City, Mo. USA
 
Without Yes.
30/6/71State FairgroundsOklahoma City, Ok. USA
 
Support: Yes.
1/7/71Municipal AuditoriumSan Antonio, Tx. USA
 
Support: Yes.
2/7/71Memorial ColiseumDallas, Tx. USA
 Wind Up In Dallas or Dallas Memorial 1971
Support: Yes.
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée), With You There To Help Me, Piano Solo, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, To Cry You A Song, Aqualung, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Nothing Is Easy, Wind Up/Guitar Solo/Locomotive Breath, Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
Italicised tracks presumed, but unconfirmed; they're not on these bootlegs, anyway.
3/7/71Sam Houston ColiseumHouston, Tx. USA
 
Support: Yes.
4/7/71WarehouseNew Orleans, La. USA
 
Support: Yes (who played for 30-45 mins.).
5/7/71National Guard ArmoryIndianapolis, In. USA
 
Support: Yes (confirmed by an audience member and the promoter, disproving earlier reports that Yes were elsewhere).
6/7/71Roberts StadiumEvansville, In. USA
 
Also appearing: Black Sabbath, Yes.
One audience member recalls that Ozzy was too 'ill' for Black Sabbath to play, but another recalls all three bands appearing.
7/7/71Sports StadiumOrlando, Fl. USA
 
Support: Yes.
8/7/71Casino BallroomHampton Beach, NH. USA
 
Support: Yes.
Riots due to oversold tickets led to the closure of the venue for five years.
9/7/71Convention CenterWildwood, NJ. USA
 
Support: Yes.
10/7/71Convention HallAsbury Park, NJ. USA
 
Without Yes.
11/7/71Roller RinkAlexandria, Va. USA
 
3 pm show, supported by Yes.
14/7/71Fox TheatreHackensack, NJ. USA
 
Set began with 'My God'.
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Aug. '71Morgan Studio 2London, UK
 
Recording 'Thick As A Brick'. A September press article reported that the band recorded 'Side 1' in this period. This material comprised four sections, provisionally entitled 'Thick As A Brick', 5/4, 'The Poet And The Painter' and 'Shuffle'.
'Tomorrow Was Today' presumably derived from this period, though it's not known whether it was ever recorded.

3/9/71UK release of 'Life Is A Long Song' EP

 
Fall '71 US tour - their eleventh N.American tour
15/10/71Bayfront CenterSt Petersburg, Fl. USA
 
Support: Freedom (at 8 pm; Tull at 9). Audience: 10,000.
Tull's sound equipment was accidentally sent to Miami; the soundcheck was with rented equipment.
Set began with 'My God'
16/10/71Civic CenterJacksonville, Fl. USA
17/10/71ColiseumCharlotte, NC. USA
18/10/71Madison Square GardenNYC, NY. USA
 
The first of Tull's eighteen dates at this venue.
Sold-out three weeks before the concert. Audience: 23,000. Several tried to invade the stage.
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Thick As A Brick (Poet & Painter), Aqualung, With You There To Help Me, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Up To Me, Tomorrow Was Today, Hymn 43, Nothing Is Easy, Wind-Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath, Wind-Up (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
19/10/71Civic CenterSpringfield, Ma. USA USA
 
The tour schedule has this as Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Or., but NYC to RI. via Or. seems rather unlikely! That show must have been in June, if at all.
A recording exists of Tull at Springfield, apparently on 16/10. That date is wrong, but could well have been 19/10.
Support: Curved Air.
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen), Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Up To Me, Tomorrow Was Today, Hymn 43, Nothing Is Easy, Wind-Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath, Wind-Up (reprise)
'Sossity/Reasons...' unconfirmed.
20/10/71Rhode Island AuditoriumProvidence, RI. USA
21/10/71Civic ArenaPittsburgh, Pa. USA
22/10/71Cobo HallDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Originally reported as having been at MSU's Jenison Fieldhouse in East Lansing, supported by Catfish and with the following (slightly unlikely) partial setlist. However, a press report exists, of this show having been at the Cobo Hall, sold out (12,500 seats) weeks in advance.
A different source says the support band was Freedom.
Included:
Flute Solo (In 'My God'?), Drum Solo (in 'Cross-Eyed Mary'?), Sossity: You're A Woman/Reasons For Waiting, A Song For Jeffrey (this seems unlikely: no other 1971 show included it.).
23/10/71St. John ArenaColumbus, Oh. USA
24/10/71Hara ArenaDayton, Oh. USA
25/10/71Sports ArenaToledo, Oh. USA
26/10/71International AmphitheatreChicago, Il. USA
27/10/71Assembly Hall, U. of IllinoisChampaign, Il. USA
 
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen), Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Up To Me, Tomorrow Was Today, Hymn 43, Nothing Is Easy, Wind-Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath, Wind-Up (reprise)
28/10/71ArenaNew Haven, Ct. USA
 
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen), Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary, Up To Me, Tomorrow Was Today, Hymn 43, Nothing Is Easy, Wind-Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath, Wind-Up (reprise)
29/10/71Exposition CenterPortland, Me. USA
 
Support: Freedom
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée), Thick As A Brick ('Edit 4'), Aqualung, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Up To Me, Tomorrow Was Today, Hymn 43, Nothing Is Easy, Wind-Up, Sweet Dream, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath, Wind-Up (reprise)
30/10/71War MemorialRochester, NY. USA
31/10/71Harper CollegeBinghamton, NY. USA
 
Venue uncertain.
1/11/71Memorial AuditoriumBuffalo, NY. USA
3/11/71Technological InstituteLowell, Ma. USA
 
This concert seems to have been scheduled for 20/10/71, but an audience member with a ticket stub proves otherwise.
5/11/71William & Mary College FieldhouseWilliamsburg, Va. USA
6/11/71Carmichael Auditorium, U. of NCChapel Hill, NC. USA
 
Tull were late on stage.
This, and poor crowd control, meant that when Tull started their sound check, people at the back inadvertently crowded those at the front, and someone was accidently pushed through a plate glass window
Support band included a violinist – presumably Curved Air.
7/11/71Minges Coliseum, E. Carolina U.Greenville, NC. USA
8/11/71ColiseumGreensboro, NC. USA
9/11/71Robertson Memorial Field House, Bradley U.Peoria, Il. USA
 
Support: Curved Air.
Not listed on tour schedules, but a used ticket stub dated 22/4/71 exists.
However, two separate audience members recall the concert as having been in November – if Curved Air really were the support band, that seems more likely. It's possible that the April concert was postponed, with tickets printed with that date being honoured later in the year. This is the only likely date, but it's unverified.
10/11/71IMA Sports ArenaFlint, Mi. USA
11/11/71Mid-South ColiseumMemphis, Tn. USA
12/11/71Convention CenterLouisville, Ky. USA
 
Support: Curved Air.
13/11/71Public HallCleveland, Oh. USA
14/11/71Civic Center Baltimore, Md. USA
 
Support: Curved Air.
Tour schedules put this show in the Palace Theatre, Albany, NY. but an audience member with a ticket stub says otherwise! See 16/11/71.
15/11/71GardenBoston, Ma. USA
 
Support: Curved Air
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary, Up To Me, Tomorrow Was Today, Hymn 43, Nothing Is Easy, Wind-Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath, Wind-Up (reprise)
16/11/71Palace TheatreAlbany, NY. USA
 
Exact date unconfirmed. The official tour schedule lists Tull as being here on 14/11/71, but they were known to be in Boston that night. A recording entitled 'Albany '71' exists, and there is a gap in the official schedule between 15 and 18 Nov., so this date or 17/11 seem credible.
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary, Up To Me, Tomorrow Was Today, Hymn 43, Nothing Is Easy, Wind-Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath, Wind-Up (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
18/11/71Madison Square GardenNYC, NY. USA

Nov/Dec '71Morgan Studio 2London, UK
 
Recording the remainder of 'Thick As A Brick'.
If 'Hard-Headed English General' was ever recorded, it's likely it was during this period.

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