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June-Dec
1973

songs played on tour

There were 55 scheduled Jethro Tull concerts in 1974.

We're still unsure of several setlists - can you help?
Please also let us know if you can identify the unidentified venue.


Spring '74Morgan StudiosLondon, UK
 
Recording 'Warchild'.

25/7/74Centennial HallAdelaide, Australia
26/7/74Centennial HallAdelaide, Australia
 
Late addition to the tour.
28/7/74Festival HallMelbourne, Australia
29/7/74Festival HallMelbourne, Australia
 
Late addition to the tour.
30/7/74Opera HouseSydney, Australia
 
Jeffrey's 28th birthday.
Support: Matt Taylor.
Tull were apparently the first non-Australian act to play here.
31/7/74Opera HouseSydney, Australia
 
Scheduled but seemingly cancelled; a crew member recalls flying to Brisbane this evening.
1/8/74Festival HallBrisbane, Australia
2/8/74Festival HallBrisbane, Australia
 
Scheduled but seemingly cancelled; a crew member recalls flying back to Sydney this evening.
3/8/74Hordern PavilionSydney, Australia
 Decent Exposure
Some claim that the Out Of Egypt boot was from this show, but that has been disproved, as Ian's spoken intros are different.
Apparently with a dog on stage.
Intro (incl. Minstrel/A Passion Play excerpts), Thick As A Brick (excerpt), Queen And Country, A Passion Play (excerpt), How Much Is That Doggie..., Skating Away.., My God (w. flute solo (incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée) & piano solo), Cross-Eyed Mary (incl. No Rehearsal, The Hare... (extract)), Aqualung, Back-Door Angels (incl. Minstrel In The Gallery, guitar solo), Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
4/8/74Hordern PavilionSydney, Australia
5/8/74Hordern PavilionSydney, Australia
7/8/74Civic TheatreAuckland, New Zealand
 
No support artist.
8/8/74Civic TheatreAuckland, New Zealand
 
No support.
10/8/74Town Stage HallChristchurch, New Zealand
 
Ian's birthday.
No support.
11/8/74Town Stage HallChristchurch, New Zealand
 
No support.
17/8/74Kosei Nenkin KaikanTokyo, Japan
 Out Of Egypt
Two recordings, definitely of this show, are identical to the named boot.
Intro (incl. Minstrel/A Passion Play excerpts), Thick As A Brick (excerpt), Queen And Country, A Passion Play (excerpt), How Much Is That Doggie..., Skating Away.., My God (w. flute solo (incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée) & piano solo), Cross-Eyed Mary (incl. No Rehearsal, The Hare... (extract)), Aqualung, Back-Door Angels (incl. Minstrel In The Gallery, guitar solo), Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
18/8/74Nagoya-city KoukaidoNagoya, Japan
19/8/74Kyoto Kaikan Daiichi HallKyoto, Japan
20/8/74Hiroshima-City KokaidouHiroshima, Japan
21/8/74Kousei Nenkin Kaikan Dai HallOsaka, Japan
 The Out Of Egypt boot was not from this show, as the artwork claims.
There was doubt that this show even occurred, but both an audience member and a crew member recall it.
22/8/74Kousei Nenkin Kaikan Dai HallOsaka, Japan
 
Late addition to the tour.
23/8/74NHK HallTokyo, Japan
 
Intro, A Passion Play (excerpt), Thick As A Brick, Queen And Country, Passion Play (excerpt), How Much Is That Doggie..., Skating Away.., My God (w. flute solo incl. Bourée, & keyboard solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal (incl. drum solo), Aqualung, Back-Door Angels, Minstrel In The Gallery guitar solo, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
24/8/74NHK HallTokyo, Japan
 
Scheduled but cancelled.
25/8/74NHK HallTokyo, Japan
 
Scheduled but cancelled.
26/8/74NHK HallTokyo, Japan
28/8/74NHK HallTokyo, Japan
 
Intro tape (Quartet/Minstrel In The Gallery (inst.)), A Passion Play (excerpt), Thick As A Brick, Queen And Country, A Passion Play (excerpt), How Much Is That Doggie..., Skating Away.., My God (w. flute solo (incl. Bourée) and keyboard solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, No Rehearsal (incl. drum solo), Aqualung, Back-Door Angels/Minstrel In The Gallery guitar solo, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Wind-Up (reprise)
Note: Definitely not the same recording as 23/8/74.
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10/10/74?Rotterdam, Netherlands
 
Tour rehearsals, perhaps at the Ahoy'.
11/10/74?Rotterdam, Netherlands
 
Tour rehearsals, perhaps at the Ahoy'.
12/10/74Ahoy'Rotterdam, Netherlands
 
Support: Stackridge.
Set featured most (all?) of 'Warchild'. Additional songs included 'Locomotive Breath'.
13/10/74Voorst NationaalBruxelles, Belgium
14/10/74US release of 'Warchild' Highest chart position: 2
14/10/74Palais des SportsParis, France
 
Cancelled at the last minute. Though the rumour on the night was that there was a fault with the lighting equipment, the real cause was an incorrectly tuned piano.
16/10/74Palais des SportsGrenoble, France
 
It was thought that this scheduled concert was moved to Marseilles, but a crew member and a newspaper review report otherwise.
17/10/74Palais des SportsGrenoble, France
 
An audience member confirms this show went ahead.
18/10/74Palais des SportsBesançon, France
 
The tour schedule lists a concert in Marseille on this date, but an audience member clearly recalls attending this show, and a crew member confirms it.
19/10/74Parc des ExpositionColmar, France
22/10/74Nuevo Pabellon Club Juventud BadalonaBarcelona, Spain
 
Late addition to the tour.
23/10/74Nuevo Pabellon Club Juventud BadalonaBarcelona, Spain
 
Apparently omitting 'Aqualung', subject to censorship.
25/10/74Pabellon de deportesMadrid, Spain
26/10/74Pabellon de deportesMadrid, Spain
26/10/74UK release of 'Warchild' Highest chart position: 14
9/11/74Usher HallEdinburgh, UK
 
Support: Fanny.
With Miss Shona Learoyd (later to be Mrs. Anderson) as ringmistress, and a female string quartet.
War Child Waltz/Classical Intro (tape), Minstrel In The Gallery/Wind Up/A Passion Play (excerpt), Thick As A Brick, My God (w. flute solo incl. Bourée, & keyboard solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, How Much Is That Doggie..., Skating Away..., Wond'ring Aloud, Ladies (w. drum solo), Warchild, SeaLion, Bungle In The Jungle, Aqualung, Back-Door Angels, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Back-Door Angels (reprise)
'Cross-Eyed Mary' unconfirmed.
10/11/74Usher HallEdinburgh, UK
11/11/74Apollo TheatreGlasgow, UK
12/11/74Apollo TheatreGlasgow, UK
13/11/74OdeonNewcastle, UK
 
War Child Waltz/Classical Intro (tape), Minstrel In The Gallery/Wind Up/A Passion Play (excerpt), Thick As A Brick, My God (w. flute solo incl. Bourée, & keyboard solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, How Much Is That Doggie..., Skating Away..., Wond'ring Aloud, Ladies (w. drum solo), Warchild, SeaLion, Bungle In The Jungle, Aqualung, Back-Door Angels, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Back-Door Angels (reprise)
An audience member suggests the intro was 'Locomotive Breath', rather than 'Aqualung, and doesn't recall 'Pan Dance' intro
14/11/74Rainbow TheatreLondon, UK
 
The 'Pan's People' dancers, from 'Top Of The Pops', appeared at these London shows; 'Pan Dance' was written for these appearences.
The concert was introduced by racing driver Stirling Moss.
Intro (Pan Dance/Witches Promise - tape), Wind Up/Passion Play (Critique Oblique), Thick As A Brick, My God, Cross-Eyed Mary, How Much Is That Doggie..., Skating Away..., Wond'ring Aloud, Ladies (w. drum solo), Warchild, SeaLion, Bungle In The Jungle, Aqualung, Back-Door Angels, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Back-Door Angels (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed
15/11/74Rainbow TheatreLondon, UK
 
Support: Fanny.
16/11/74Rainbow TheatreLondon, UK
 London Blitz
Intro (Pan Dance - tape), Wind Up/Passion Play (Critique Oblique), Thick As A Brick, My God (w. flute solo incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen & Bourée, and piano solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, How Much Is That Doggie..., Skating Away..., Wond'ring Aloud/Again, Ladies/Drum Solo, Warchild, SeaLion, Bungle In The Jungle, Aqualung, Back-Door Angels, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Back-Door Angels (reprise)
17/11/74Rainbow TheatreLondon, UK
 
Martin's birthday.
18/11/74Colston HallBristol, UK
19/11/74OdeonBirmingham, UK
20/11/74OdeonBirmingham, UK
21/11/74Empire TheatreLiverpool, UK
 
Support: Fanny.
22/11/74Opera HouseManchester, UK
 
Intro (incl. Wind-Up/Passion Play excerpts), Thick As A Brick, My God (incl. flute & piano solos, incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen & Bourée), Cross-Eyed Mary, How Much Is That Doggie..., Skating Away..., Wond'ring Aloud, Queen And Country, Ladies (w. drum solo), Warchild, SeaLion, Bungle In The Jungle, Aqualung, Back-Door Angels/Guitar Solo (incl. Minstrel In The Gallery), Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Back-Door Angels (reprise)
23/11/74Opera HouseManchester, UK
 
At this or the previous concert (prob. this one), Martin was heckled during a guitar solo. Ian lost his temper and heckled back....
24/11/74New TheatreOxford, UK
25/11/74Capitol TheatreCaerdydd, UK
 Wrong Again Old Son
Intro (incl. Wind-Up/Passion Play excerpts), Thick As A Brick, My God (incl. flute & piano solos, incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen & Bourée), Cross-Eyed Mary, How Much Is That Doggie..., Skating Away..., Wond'ring Aloud, Queen And Country, Ladies (w. drum solo), Warchild, SeaLion, Bungle In The Jungle, Aqualung, Back-Door Angels/Guitar Solo (incl. Minstrel In The Gallery), Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Back-Door Angels (reprise)
26/11/74Gaumont TheatreSouthampton, UK
 
This concert was scheduled to be played at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, but was transferred to Southampton.
30/11/74ScandinaviumGöteborg Sweden
2/12/74OlympenLund, Sweden
 
Audience: 2,500 (sold out).
Classical Intro (tape), Wind-Up/Passion Play (Critique Oblique) (excerpts), Thick As A Brick, My God (incl. flute & piano solos, incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen & Bourée), Cross-Eyed Mary, How Much Is That Doggie..., Skating Away..., Wond'ring Aloud, Queen And Country, Ladies (w. drum solo), Warchild, SeaLion, Bungle In The Jungle, Aqualung, Back-Door Angels/Guitar Solo (incl. Minstrel In The Gallery), Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Back-Door Angels (reprise)
4/12/74FalkonerteatretKøbenhavn, Denmark
 In Copenhagen 12-04-1974 or Copenhagen, Falkonerteatret 04-12-74
Classical Intro (tape), Wind-Up/Passion Play (excerpts), Thick As A Brick, My God (incl. flute & piano solos, incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen & Bourée), Cross-Eyed Mary, How Much Is That Doggie..., Skating Away..., Wond'ring Aloud, Queen And Country, Ladies (w. drum solo), Warchild, SeaLion, Bungle In The Jungle, Aqualung, Back-Door Angels/Guitar Solo (incl. Minstrel In The Gallery), Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Back-Door Angels (reprise)
5/12/74Falkoner TeatretKøbenhavn, Denmark
 
Classical Intro (tape), Wind-Up/Passion Play (excerpts), Thick As A Brick, My God (incl. flute & piano solos, incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen & Bourée), Cross-Eyed Mary, How Much Is That Doggie..., Skating Away..., Wond'ring Aloud, Queen And Country, Ladies (w. drum solo), Warchild, SeaLion, Bungle In The Jungle, Aqualung, Back-Door Angels/Guitar Solo (incl. Minstrel In The Gallery), Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Back-Door Angels (reprise)
12/12/74 - 12/1/75
 
Ian rented a house 'abroad' (Montreux, Switzerland?), to be alone whilst writing the material which became the 'Minstrel In The Gallery' album.

Warchild

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