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June-Dec
1971

songs played on tour

There were 161 scheduled Jethro Tull concerts in 1972.
This page lists January-May, whilst June-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.


 
Support for all shows 6/1-12/2: Gentle Giant.
6/1/72HolstebrohallenHolstebro, Denmark
 
Support: Gentle Giant.
20:00 start.
7/1/72-St. Cleve, UK
 
Cover date of 'The St Cleve Chronicle & Linwell Advertiser', the fictional newspaper used as the cover of the 'Thick As A Brick' album.
7/1/72Fyns ForumOdense, Denmark
8/1/72K.B.HallenKøbenhavn, Denmark
 
Two shows
9/1/72KonserthusetGöteborg, Sweden
 
Possibly without Gentle Giant.
10/1/72NjårdhallenOslo, Norway
11/1/72GrottanStockholm, Sweden
14/1/72Akademiska Foreningen, University of LundLund, Sweden
15/1/72Tivoli KonsertsalKøbenhavn, Denmark
16/1/72Tivoli KonsertsalKøbenhavn, Denmark
 
Extra show, added to the original schedule.
17/1/72MünsterlandhalleMünster, Germany
18/1/72DeutschlandhalleBerlin, Germany
 
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Soirée, By Kind Permission Of..., Bourée), Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Tomorrow Was Today, Hymn 43, Nothing Is Easy, Wind up, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
19/1/72Kongress Zentrum HalleHamburg, Germany
20/1/72HansahalleLübeck, Germany
21/1/72GrugahalleEssen, Germany
 My God or A New Day Yesterday or Live Up
A version of this show, with the closing tracks from 27/1/72 (end of the main set, not the encore), is circulating as A Blues For God. The pre-existing boot of that name is entirely from 27/1/72.
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Soirée, By Kind Permission Of..., Bourée), Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Tomorrow Was Today, Hymn 43, Nothing Is Easy, Wind up, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
22/1/72FesthalleFrankfurt, Germany
 
Gentle Giant sources claim that the show was moved to Offenbach (near Frankfurt!), but three audience members who recall the concert clearly, two of whom still have the used ticket stub (not an unused ticket), prove otherwise.
Confusingly, a newspaper review claims to be of the Offenbach show.
23/1/72MeistersingerhalleNürnburg, Germany
 
Cancelled
24/1/72KonzerthausWien, Austria
 
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée, By Kind Permission Of..., Soirée), Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Tomorrow Was Today, Hymn 43, Nothing Is Easy, Wind up, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
25/1/72MeistersingerhalleNürnburg, Germany
 
Presumably a last-minute replacement for the cancelled 23/1 concert.
26/1/72Frederich-Ebert-HalleLudwigshafen, Germany
27/1/72Congress CentrumHannover, Germany
 Hang Over or A Blues For God.
An alternative version of the latter is really from the 21/1/72 show, with only the closing tracks (end of the main set, not the encore) taken from 27/1/72.
This show's venue is generally accepted to have been the Kuppelsaal, but Tull's own records say it was the Niedersachsenhalle, a different auditorium within the same complex.
However, two audience members independently recall it being in the Eilenriedehalle, frequently used for rock concerts. Tull's stage was, unusually, set up in the middle of the rectanguar hall's long side, rather than at one end.
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Soirée, By Kind Permission Of..., Bourée), Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Tomorrow Was Today, Hymn 43, Nothing Is Easy, Wind up, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
28/1/72-Offenburg, Germany
 
Photoshoot.
28/1/72OberrheinhalleOffenburg, Germany
29/1/72HallenstadionZürich, Switzerland
30/1/72FesthalleBern, Switzerland
 
My God, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary, Tomorrow Was Today/Hymn 43, Nothing Is Easy, Wind Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind Up (reprise)
31/1/72?Milano, Italy
 
Possibly a last-minute replacement for a scheduled concert at the Palazzo dello Sport in Torino, cancelled due to local regulations.
1/2/72Palazzo dello SportRoma, Italy
 The Poor Man Gets Along
My God (w. flute solo, incl. Soirée, By Kind Permission Of..., Bourée), Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Tomorrow Was Today, Hymn 43, Nothing Is Easy, Wind Up, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind Up (reprise)
2/2/72Palazzo dello SportBologna, Italy
 
Two shows: 17:30 & 21:00.
The tour schedule puts these show in Napoli, but Gentle Giant sources claim that show was cancelled and this, listed in the Tull schedule for 3/2/72, was brought forward. Confirmation is provided by two different contemporary press sources.
3/2/72Bocciodromo OvestTreviso, Italy
 
Bologna concert originally scheduled for this date.
Support: Gentle Giant.
Venue full (sold out?).
4/2/72Palazzo dello SportVarese, Italy
 
My God (w. flute solo, incl. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, Bourée, By Kind Permission Of...), Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary (w. drum solo), Nothing Is Easy, Wind Up, Instrumental (incl. guitar solo), Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Instrumental, Wind Up (reprise)
5/2/72PalasportNovara, Italy
 
The original locally-advertised tour schedule lists a show at the Palazzo dello Ghiaccio, Bolzano on this date. However, a corrected version, published a week later listed Novara instead.
Other sources claim that Tull were at the Palais des Sports in Lyon, France on this date, but two audience members and a recording prove otherwise, beyond serious doubt.
My God, Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, A New Day Yesterday, Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Wind up, Locomotive Breath
6/2/72PalasportNovara, Italy
 
The corrected locally-advertised tour schedule states that this was a second concert in Novara. However, other sources claim that Tull performed in Paris, France on this date.
There is a suggestion that the European tour ended in Novara on this date. Subsequent dates are listed in the tour schedule, but neither Tull nor Gentle Giant sources provide confirmation that they went ahead.
?/2/72Voorst NationaalBruxelles, Belgium
11/2/72De DoelenRotterdam, Netherlands
12/2/72ConcertgebouwAmsterdam, Netherlands
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25/2/72
Intended UK release of 'Thick As A Brick', but as reported by the NME, a power strike (specifically, a strike by miners) delayed the production of the album covers.
2/3/72GuildhallPortsmouth, UK
3/3/72ABC CinemaExeter, UK
4/3/72GuildhallPlymouth, UK
5/3/72Colston HallBristol, UK
 
Thick As A Brick (incl. By Kind Permission Of, Soirée, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen), Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday, Aqualung, Wind-Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath/Hard Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
6/3/72Town HallBirmingham, UK
7/3/72City HallNewcastle, UK
 
The band's warm-up afternoon rehearsal was the entire 'Thick As A Brick'.
8/3/72University Central HallYork, UK
10/3/72UK release of 'Thick As A Brick' Highest chart position: 5
10/3/72Winter GardensBournemouth, UK
11/3/72City HallSheffield, UK
13/3/72St Andrews HallNorwich, UK
14/3/72De Montfort HallLeicester, UK
15/3/72St Georges HallBradford, UK
16/3/72Victoria HallStoke On Trent, UK
 Soft Venus or The Other Half
Thick As A Brick, Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday, Aqualung, Wind-Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath/Hard-headed English General/Wind Up (reprise)
17/3/72ABC CinemaStockton-On-Tees, UK
 
Due to heckling, Tull left the stage after 15-20 mins. They returned after ~10 mins, but the heckling continued, so Tull left.
18/3/72University UnionLeeds, UK
 
This concert doesn't appear on tour schedules, but a poster exists.
Support: Tír na nÓg.
All tickets 70p. 20:00 start.
19/3/72Civic HallWolverhampton, UK
 
Thick As A Brick (w. flute, organ and drum solos, plus spoken interludes), Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday, Aqualung, Wind-Up (intro only), Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
20/3/72Town HallOxford, UK
21/3/72Royal Albert HallLondon, UK
 
Support: Tír na nÓg.
Thick As A Brick (w. flute, organ and drum solos, plus spoken interludes), Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday, Aqualung, Wind-Up, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Thick As A Brick (reprise)
22/3/72Royal Albert HallLondon, UK
24/3/72Empire TheatreEdinburgh, UK
25/3/72Caird HallDundee, UK
26/3/72Greens Playhouse CinemaGlasgow, UK
 
Support: Tír na nÓg.
27/3/72StadiumLiverpool, UK
28/3/72Free Trade HallManchester, UK
 
Support: Tír na nÓg.
John's birthday
29/3/72Royal Albert HallLondon, UK
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14/4/72ForumMontréal, Canada
15/4/72Barton Hall, Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY. USA
16/4/72War Memorial ArenaSyracuse, NY. USA
17/4/72Capitol Plaza Convention CenterFrankfort, Ky. USA
 
Support: Wild Turkey.
18/4/72Athletic & Convocation Center, Notre Dame USouth Bend, In. USA
 
Originally listed as have been at the Admiral King High School, Lorain, Oh. but an audience member, a press review and a reported ticket stub say otherwise.
It's not known whether the Lorain show was on a different date, replaced, or simply an error.
Audience: ~6,800. Support: Wild Turkey.
Thick As A Brick, Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday, Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
'A New Day Yesterday' unconfirmed.
19/4/72Cumberland County AuditoriumFayetteville, NC. USA
 
Support: Captain Beefheart
20/4/72J.S. Dorton ArenaRaleigh, NC. USA
21/4/72University Of AlabamaTuscaloosa, Al. USA
 
Support: Wild Turkey.
Setlist included:
Thick As A Brick (incl. Bourée?), Aqualung
22/4/72ScopeNorfolk, Va. USA
 Ticketron
Support: Captain Beefheart
Thick As A Brick, Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday, Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
23/4/72Salem-Roanoke Valley Civic CenterSalem, Va. USA
 
Support: Captain Beefheart.
24/4/72Bowling Green State UniversityBowling Green, Oh. USA
 
Not listed on tour schedules, but a ticket stub and photographs exist, plus an audience member who recalls that the support band was Captain Beefheart.
25/4/72West Virginia UniversityMorgantown, WV. USA
26/4/72Virginia Tech University UnionBlacksburg, Va. USA
 
20:00 start. Tickets $4.50 & $5.00 to students & dates, $5.50 to the public.
Support: Captain Beefheart
Thick As A Brick (complete), Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday, Aqualung, Wind-Up, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Thick As A Brick (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
27/4/72Municipal AuditoriumAtlanta, Ga. USA
 
Support: Captain Beefheart.
28/4/72University Of Georgia ColiseumAthens, Ga. USA
 
Support: Captain Beefheart
Thick As A Brick (complete), Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday, Aqualung, Wind-Up, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Thick As A Brick (reprise)
Italicised track unconfirmed.
29/4/72AuditoriumWest Palm Beach, Fl. USA
 
Support: Captain Beefheart.
30/4/72Marine StadiumMiami, Fl. USA
1/5/72Municipal AuditoriumNew Orleans, La. USA
 
Support: Wild Turkey
2/5/72ColiseumIndianapolis, In. USA
3/5/72Dane County ColiseumMadison, Wi. USA
4/5/72Southern Illinois UniversityCarbondale, Il. USA
5/5/72Kiel Convention HallSt Louis, Mo. USA
 Wise Man
Support: Wild Turkey.
Thick As A Brick, Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday, Aqualung, Wind-Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath/Hard-headed English General/Wind Up (reprise)
6/5/72Stokely Athletic Center, U. of Tn.Knoxville, Tn. USA
 
Support: Wild Turkey.
Thick As A Brick, Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday [unconfirmed], Aqualung, Wind-Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath/Hard-headed English General/Wind Up (reprise)
7/5/72International AmphitheaterChicago, Il. USA
 
Support: Wild Turkey - not well-received.
Thick As A Brick, Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday, Aqualung, Wind-Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath/Hard-headed English General/Wind Up (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed
8/5/72Cobo HallDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Sold out show, with over 1,000 people turned away.
9/5/72GardensCincinnati, Oh. USA
 
Support: Wild Turkey
Thick As A Brick, Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday, Aqualung, Wind-Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath/Hard-headed English General/Wind Up (reprise)
Setlist unconfirmed.
10/5/72US release of 'Thick As A Brick' Highest chart position: 1
10/5/72Sports CenterHershey, Pa. USA
11/5/72SpectrumPhiladelphia, Pa. USA
 
Support: Wild Turkey.
12/5/72GardenBoston, Ma. USA
 
Support: Wild Turkey
13/5/72Nassau Veterans' ColiseumUniondale, NY. USA
14/5/72Nassau Veterans' ColiseumUniondale, NY. USA

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