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Jan-May
1972

songs played on tour

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


2/6/72ColiseumQuebec, Canada
 
Support: Claire Hamill.
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, Wind-Up (reprise)
3/6/72Civic CenterOttawa, Canada
 
Support: probably Claire Hamill.
4/6/72Maple Leaf GardensToronto, Canada
 Flute-topia or The First Half
Support: Claire Hamill.
Thick As A Brick Pt.1/ Flute Solo (incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée (fragment))/ Thick As A Brick Pt.1 contd./ News & Weather/ Thick As A Brick Pt.2/ Drum Solo/ '218 Babies'/ Thick As A Brick Pt.2 contd., Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday, Aqualung, Wind-Up/Guitar Solo/Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
6/6/72ArenaMilwaukee, Wi. USA
 
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.
7/6/72Entertainment Convention CenterDuluth, Mn. USA
 
Venue unconfirmed.
8/6/72GardensEdmonton, Canada
9/6/72Stampede CorralCalgary, Canada
10/6/72Pacific National Exhibition ColiseumVancouver, Canada
11/6/72Seattle Center ColiseumSeattle, Wa. USA
 
Support: The Eagles
Recorded for broadcast by KTAC FM, Tacoma
Sold-out show
Thick As A Brick (w. flute, organ and drum solos, plus spoken interludes), Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday, Aqualung, Wind-Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
12/6/72Memorial ColiseumPortland, Or. USA
 
Broadcast by KTAC-FM.
13/6/72ColiseumSpokane, Wa. USA
 
Support: The Eagles.
An audience member recalls this show as being some time in June; this is the only date not otherwise accounted for.
14/6/72State FairgroundsOklahoma City, Ok. USA
 
Thick As A Brick 1-3 (incl. flute solo, w. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée), News & Weather, Thick As A Brick 4/Drum Solo, Thick As A Brick 5, Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday, Aqualung, Wind Up/Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
15/6/72Municipal AuditoriumKansas City, Mo. USA
 
Support: The Eagles.
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)
16/6/72ColiseumOakland, Ca. USA
 
Support: The Eagles.
17/6/72Convention CenterLas Vegas, Nv. USA
18/6/72Memorial ColiseumDallas, Tx. USA
19/6/72Sam Houston ColiseumHouston, Tx. USA
 
Support: The Eagles.
Tour schedules list this as having been at the Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, but an audience member with a ticket stub proves otherwise.
20/6/72Convention Center Arena, HemisfairSan Antonio, Tx. USA
 
Support: The Eagles.
21/6/72Civic CenterEl Paso, Tx. USA
22/6/72U. of New MexicoAlbuquerque, NM. USA
23/6/72UK release of 'Living In The Past' Highest chart position: 13
23/6/72LA ForumInglewood, Ca. USA
 
Support: Head, Hands & Feet, whose 'folky' set seemed out-of-place.
Guitar intro ('Only Solitaire' fragment)/Thick As A Brick 1-3, News & Weather, Thick As A Brick 4/Drum Solo, Thick As A Brick 5, Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday, Aqualung, Wind Up/Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
24/6/72LA ForumInglewood, Ca. USA
 
Support: Head, Hands & Feet.
25/6/72Sports ArenaSan Diego, Ca. USA
26/6/72ColiseumTucson, Az. USA
27/6/72Veterans ColiseumPhoenix, Az. USA
28/6/72Salt PalaceSalt Lake City, Ut. USA
29/6/72ColiseumDenver, Co. USA
 
According to a journalist, Ian walked on stage wearing a gas mask, as a reference to Tull's previous concert in Denver.
30/6/72ColiseumDenver, Co. USA
1/7/72HIC ArenaHonolulu, Hi. USA
  Surfin' With Don Ho
Boot claims the date of the show was 29/6/72, but that's incorrect.
Reported that the show began at 22:00 or 22:30, due to the State Fair at the same venue earlier in the day, but an audience member recalls a more usual start time of 20-21:00
Thick As A Brick (w. flute, organ and drum solos, plus spoken interludes), Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday, Aqualung, Wind-Up, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
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5/7/72Town HallAuckland, New Zealand
 
No support.
7/7/72Festival HallMelbourne, Australia
 
Thick As A Brick 1-3, Non Rabbits, Weather Forecast, Thick As A Brick 4/Drum Solo, Thick As A Brick 5, Cross-Eyed Mary, A New Day Yesterday (w. 'Sloane Rangers' (taped 'upper-class' female voices) intro.), Aqualung, Wind Up/Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
8/7/72Apollo StadiumAdelaide, Australia
9/7/72Festival HallMelbourne, Australia
11/7/72Hordern PavilionSydney, Australia
12/7/72Hordern PavilionSydney, Australia
13/7/72Hordern PavilionSydney, Australia
 
Show added by popular demand.
14/7/72Festival HallBrisbane, Australia
15/7/72Koseinenkin-Kaikan (Shinjuku)Tokyo, Japan
 Complete Performance 1972 or Thick As A Stage or Thicker Than A Thousand Bricks or Thick As A Brick Tour Japan '72 or SLuRP 002 or Roll Over Japan
Pile of Bricks
(aka Whole Lotta Brick) may also have been from this show.
These recordings and the 16/7/72 one may really be from the same concert; it's not known which it is.
Guitar intro ('Only Solitaire' fragment)/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, Wind-Up (reprise)
16/7/72BudokanTokyo, Japan
 
Recordings identified as from this and the 15/7/72 show may really be from the same concert; it's not known which.
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, Wind-Up (reprise)
17/7/72Kousei Nenkin Kaikan Dai HallOsaka, Japan
 
The tour schedule claimed this show was another at Budokan, Tokyo, but an audience member suggests otherwise.
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, Wind-Up (reprise)
Intro tape was apparently 'Only Solitaire'.

Later/7/72-Montreux, Switzerland
 
A brief break (including 36 hours in Bombay) to recover from the tour and 'unresponsive' Japanese audiences.
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Aug/Sept '72Chateau D'HerouvilleParis, France
 
The infamous 'Chateau D'Isaster' sessions, recording three sides of a double album, subsequently abandoned and reworked into 'A Passion Play'.

 
Tour support 13/10-13/11: Gentle Giant.
However, John Weathers of Gentle Giant recalls that when Tull played two consecutive dates in the same city on this tour, Giant only supported one of them, Wild Turkey doing the other.
13/10/72Memorial AuditoriumBuffalo, NY. USA
14/10/72War MemorialRochester, NY. USA
 
Thick As A Brick (incl. By Kind Permission Of, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée, Soirée), Cross-Eyed Mary, Left Right, Only Solitaire, Aqualung, Wind-Up, No Rehearsal, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath, Hard-Headed English General
Sole known live performance of 'Only Solitaire'.
15/10/72AuditoriumBangor, Me. USA
16/10/72Civic CenterSpringfield, Ma. USA
 
Supported by Gentle Giant, but Captain Beefheart may also have appeared.
17/10/72Civic ArenaPittsburgh, Pa. USA
 
Supported by Gentle Giant, but Captain Beefheart may also have appeared.
18/10/72Civic CenterCharleston, WV. USA
19/10/72Carolina ColiseumColumbia, SC. USA
21/10/72Public HallCleveland, Oh. USA
 
Support: definitely Gentle Giant.
Thick As A Brick, Cross-Eyed Mary, Audition, Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental, No Rehearsal, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath, Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
22/10/72Mid-South ColiseumMemphis, Tn. USA
 
Support: definitely Gentle Giant.
23/10/72Barton ColiseumLittle Rock, Ar. USA
 
Thick As A Brick (incl. By Kind Permission Of, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée, Soirée), Cross-Eyed Mary, Left Right, Audition, Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental, No Rehearsal, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath, Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
24/10/72Municipal AuditoriumNashville, Tn. USA
 
Support: Tull and Gentle Giant sources report that Gentle Giant were definitely not on the bill, and Tull were possibly supported by Brewer and Shipley. However, two audience members recall that Gentle Giant did appear, and it was the 21/5/73 concert at this venue which was supported by Brewer and Shipley.
25/10/72Convention CenterLouisville, Ky. USA
 
Support: definitely Gentle Giant.
26/10/72Diddle Arena, W. Ky. U.Bowling Green, Ky. USA
27/10/72Mississippi ColiseumJackson, Ms. USA
 
Support: Dr John.
28/10/72State UniversityBaton Rouge, La. USA
 
Support: Gentle Giant.
29/10/72ColiseumMacon, Ga. USA
30/10/72SpectrumPhiladelphia, Pa. USA
 
Without Gentle Giant; support was Captain Beefheart.
31/10/72US release of 'Living In The Past' Highest chart position: 3
31/10/72SpectrumPhiladelphia, Pa. USA
 
Without Gentle Giant.
1/11/72GardenBoston, Ma. USA
 
Only Solitaire (intro tape), Thick As A Brick, Cross-Eyed Mary, Left Right (without Audition), Aqualung
Encore unknown.
2/11/72GardenBoston, Ma. USA
 
Support: Gentle Giant.
3/11/72Bayfront CenterSt Petersburg, Fl. USA
 
Thick As A Brick (incl. flute solo, news & weather reports, drum solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, Left Right/Audition, Aqualung, Wind-Up, No Rehearsal, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath, Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
4/11/72Convention HallMiami Beach, Fl. USA
5/11/72Jacksonville Veterans' Memorial ColiseumJacksonville, Fl. USA
6/11/72Civic CenterSavannah, Ga. USA
7/11/72Allen County Memorial ColiseumFort Wayne, In. USA
8/11/72Cobo HallDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Sold out, in a near-riot, within three hours of the box office opening.
19:30 start. Support: Gentle Giant.
9/11/72Cobo HallDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Sold out, the day after the box office opened.
10/11/72Chicago StadiumChicago, Il. USA
 
Support: Wild Turkey.
Thick As A Brick (incl. flute solo, news & weather reports, drum solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, Left Right/Audition, Aqualung, Wind-Up, No Rehearsal, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath, Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
11/11/72Chicago StadiumChicago, Il. USA
 
Support: Gentle Giant (now confirmed).
12/11/72Civic CenterBaltimore, Md. USA
 
Thick As A Brick (incl. flute solo, news & weather reports, drum solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, Left Right/Audition, Aqualung, Wind-Up, No Rehearsal, Guitar Solo, Locomotive Breath, Hard-Headed English General, Wind-Up (reprise)
Italicised tracks and precise running order unconfirmed, but near-certain.
13/11/72Madison Square GardenNYC, NY. USA

7/12/72Convocation Center, Ohio U.Athens, Oh. USA
 
Support: Roxy Music.
8/12/72Madison Square GardenNYC, NY. USA
 
Additional show, not originally scheduled.
Support: Roxy Music, who for their New York debut played an abbreviated 25-min set; Tull played for 130 mins.

Thick As A Brick, Living In The Past

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