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Jan-June
1973

songs played on tour

There were 95 scheduled Jethro Tull concerts in 1973.
This page lists 22 June-September, whilst January-2 June 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.


20/6/73Winter GardensMalvern, UK
 
Low-key 'rehearsal' concert.
Precise date unconfirmed, though supported by the recollection of a local BBC journalist.
A ticket stub, printed for 26/4/73 then hand-amended to this date, seems to exist, but it states a name the venue acquired in the 1990s, so is thought to be fake.
22/6/73Empire PoolWembley, London, UK
 
Support: Robin Trower.
Replacing the cancelled April shows. These shows were the ones savaged by the UK critics, which coloured all subsequent reviews of Tull.
23/6/73Empire PoolWembley, London, UK
 
Support: Robin Trower.
30/6/73War Memorial AuditoriumSyracuse, NY. USA
1/7/73Memorial AuditoriumBuffalo, NY. USA
 
20:00 start.
2/7/73Metropolian Sports ArenaMinneapolis, Mn. USA
3/7/73Pershing AuditoriumLincoln, Ne. USA
 
Support: Steeleye Span.
4/7/73Municipal AuditoriumKansas City, Mo. USA
 
Support: Steeleye Span.
One source recalls this as having been in Minneapolis, Mn., but a resident says not.
Audience members were reportedly injured by fireworks.
6/7/73ColiseumDenver, Co. USA
7/7/73ColiseumDenver, Co. USA
8/7/73The Pit, U. of NMAlbuquerque, NM. USA
 
Support: Steeleye Span.
9/7/73County Civic CenterEl Paso, Tx. USA
 
Support: Steeleye Span.
Confirmed by an audience member – Tull were definitely not in California this week, neither at Berkeley Community Theater nor Oakland Coliseum, as claimed by other sources.
10/7/73State Fair ArenaOklahoma City, Ok. USA
12/7/73Tarrant County Convention CenterFort Worth, Tx. USA
 Such A Sense Of Glowing
Support: Steeleye Span.
A Passion Play, Thick As A Brick ('The Middle Bit', incl. flute solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal, Instrumental (incl. Thick As A Brick & drum solo), Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental (incl. Minstrel In The Gallery), Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
13/7/73UK release of 'A Passion Play' Highest chart position: 13
13/7/73Convention Center Arena, HemisfairSan Antonio, Tx. USA
 
Support: Steeleye Span.
14/7/73Sam Houston ColiseumHouston, Tx. USA
 
Postponed until 1 August.
15/7/73Sam Houston ColiseumHouston, Tx. USA
18/7/73LA ForumInglewood, Ca. USA
 Supercharged Through LA
Support: Steeleye Span.
Already booked for an 'unprecedented three day engagement' at the LA Forum 20-22 July, 'overwhelming demand' added this, a fourth show. A total of 72-75,000 attended the shows.
A Passion Play, Thick As A Brick ('The Middle Bit'), Flute Solo, Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal, Instrumental (incl. Thick As A Brick & drum solo)/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental (incl. early 'Minstrel In The Gallery'?), Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
19/7/73Sports ArenaSan Diego, Ca. USA
 
Support: Steeleye Span.
20/7/73LA ForumInglewood, Ca. USA
 Pilgrim's Progress Also contributed material to Supercharged Through LA / A Passion Play Live
Support: Steeleye Span.
A Passion Play, Thick As A Brick ('The Middle Bit', incl. flute solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal/Drum Solo/'218 Babies' Instrumental, Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
21/7/73LA ForumInglewood, Ca. USA
 Contributed material to Supercharged Through LA / A Passion Play Live
Support: Steeleye Span.
22/7/73LA ForumInglewood, Ca. USA
 Contributed material to Supercharged Through LA / A Passion Play Live
Support: Steeleye Span.
23/7/73US release of 'A Passion Play' Highest chart position: 1
23/7/73ColiseumOakland, Ca. USA
 
Support: Steeleye Span.
A Passion Play, Thick As A Brick ('The Middle Bit'), Flute Solo, Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal, Instrumental (incl. Thick As A Brick & drum solo)/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
25/7/73Seattle Center ColiseumSeattle, Wa. USA
 
In doubt. Two Seattle concerts within a week might seem improbable anyway, but especially if they weren't consecutive nights.
26/7/73Pacific National Exhibition ColiseumVancouver, Canada
 
Support: Robin Trower.
Though another source claims Tull were in Vancouver on 24/7 and Seattle on 26/7, Trower and an audience member confirm this concert.
27/7/73Seattle Center ColiseumSeattle, Wa. USA
 Seattle, Wa July 27, 1973
Recordings of this show and, allegedly, 26/7 are in circulation, but careful comparison shows they are really from the same concert and it seems the 26/7 date is erroneous, as Tull & Trower were apparently in Vancouver.
Support: Robin Trower.
A Passion Play, Thick As A Brick ('The Middle Bit'), Flute Solo, Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal, Instrumental (incl. Thick As A Brick & drum solo)/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
28/7/73Memorial ColiseumPortland, Or. USA
 
Support: Robin Trower.
30/7/73Salt PalaceSalt Lake City, Ut. USA
 
Support: Robin Trower.
Jeffrey's 27th birthday.
1/8/73Sam Houston ColiseumHouston, Tx. USA
 
Postponed from 14 July.
Support: Robin Trower.
Trower's tour schedule has this concert as 2/8/73, and it's a very long way to transport stage gear from Salt Lake City overnight, unless the band were 'leapfrogging' multiple sets of gear and this one set off from Prtland a day earlier.
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25/8/73
Tull announced their retirement from live concerts, cancelling all planned appearences after this, their 19th US tour ended on 29 Sept.
26/8/73Civic CenterBaltimore, Md. USA
 A Passion Play In Baltimore '73
A Passion Play, Thick As A Brick ('The Middle Bit'), Flute Solo, Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal, Instrumental (incl. Thick As A Brick & drum solo)/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
27/8/73Civic CenterBaltimore, Md. USA
28/8/73Madison Square GardenNYC, NY. USA
 
Support: Livingston Taylor.
A Passion Play, The Hare..., My God, A Passion Play (continued), Thick As A Brick ('The Middle Bit', incl. flute solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal, Drum Solo/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
29/8/73Madison Square GardenNYC, NY. USA
 
Support: Livingston Taylor.
30/8/73Civic CenterProvidence, RI. USA
 
A Passion Play, My God, Thick As A Brick ('The Middle Bit', incl. flute solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal, Drum Solo/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
31/8/73Nassau ColiseumUniondale, NY. USA
 
Support: Livingston Taylor.
1/9/73Nassau ColiseumUniondale, NY. USA
 
Support: Livingston Taylor.
3/9/73Dane County ColiseumMadison, Wi. USA
4/9/73Chicago StadiumChicago, Il. USA
5/9/73Chicago StadiumChicago, Il. USA
6/9/73Cobo HallDetroit, Mi. USA
 
A Passion Play, The Hare..., My God, A Passion Play (continued), Thick As A Brick ('The Middle Bit', incl. flute solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal, Drum Solo/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
8/9/73Public HallCleveland, Oh. USA
9/9/73Public HallCleveland, Oh. USA
10/9/73War Memorial AuditoriumRochester, NY. USA
 
Barrie's birthday
11/9/73Civic ArenaPittsburgh, Pa. USA
 
A Passion Play Acts 1&2, The Hare..., My God/Keyboard Solo/A Passion Play Acts 3&4, Thick As A Brick ('The Middle Bit', incl. flute solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal, Drum Solo/'218 Babies', Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
12/9/73Civic ArenaPittsburgh, Pa. USA
 
Cancelled.
13/9/73Cobo HallDetroit, Mi. USA
14/9/73Cobo HallDetroit, Mi. USA
 
A Passion Play, The Hare..., My God, A Passion Play (continued), Thick As A Brick ('The Middle Bit', incl. flute solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal, Drum Solo/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
15/9/73ArenaMilwaukee, Wi. USA
  Step Into The Brewing Room
A Passion Play, The Hare..., My God, A Passion Play (continued), Thick As A Brick ('The Middle Bit', incl. flute solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal, Drum Solo/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
17/9/73Hirsch ColiseumShreveport, La. USA
18/9/73Municipal AuditoriumNew Orleans, La. USA
 
Support: Livingston Taylor.
19/9/73Municipal AuditoriumNew Orleans, La. USA
 
Support: Livingston Taylor.
20/9/73Municipal AuditoriumMobile, Al. USA
21/9/73ColiseumJacksonville, Fl. USA
22/9/73Bayfront CenterSt. Petersburg, Fl. USA
23/9/73Jai Alai FrontonMiami, Fl. USA
 
A Passion Play, The Hare..., My God, A Passion Play (contd.), Thick As A Brick ('The Middle Bit', incl. flute solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal, Drum Solo, Aqualung, Wind-Up/Instrumental, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
24/9/73Jai Alai FrontonMiami, Fl. USA
26/9/73Civic Center ColiseumRoanoke, Va. USA
 
Support: Livingston Taylor.
A technical problem meant the 'Hare' film' was silent, so was stopped and Tull played 'To Cry You A Song' instead.
A Passion Play, The Hare.../To Cry You A Song, My God, A Passion Play (contd.), Thick As A Brick ('The Middle Bit', incl. flute solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal, Drum Solo, Aqualung, Wind-Up/Instrumental, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
27/9/73Civic CenterSpringfield, Ma. USA
 Passion Play Live
A Passion Play, The Hare..., My God, A Passion Play (continued), Thick As A Brick ('The Middle Bit', incl. flute solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal, Drum Solo/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
28/9/73GardenBoston, Ma.USA
 
Support: Livingston Taylor
A Passion Play, The Hare..., My God, A Passion Play (continued), Thick As A Brick ('The Middle Bit', incl. flute solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal, Drum Solo/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Aqualung, Wind-Up, Instrumental, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
29/9/73GardenBoston, Ma. USA
 
If press reports were to be believed, this was to have been Tull's last ever live concert.

A Passion Play

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