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June-Dec
1975

songs played on tour

There were 41 scheduled Jethro Tull concerts in 1976.

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9/1/76UK release of 'M.U.' Highest chart position: 44
12/1/76US release of 'M.U.' Highest chart position: 13
?/4/76?London, UK
 
Ian married Shona Learoyd.
23/4/76UK release of 'Too Old To Rock'N'Roll...' Highest chart position: 25
26/4/76Montcalm HotelLondon, UK
 
Recording of the 'Too Old To Rock'N'Roll...' TV 'Special', broadcast on 16/6/76.

1/5/76Vorst NationalBruxelles, Belgium
 
John Glascock's first concert with Tull.
'Rainbow Blues' was played.
3/5/76Abattoirs de la VilletteParis, France
 
Quartet, Thick As A Brick, Requiem, Quizz Kid, Rainbow Blues, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo, incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Living In The Past (w. vocals)/Thick As A Brick (inst.)), Crazed Institution, Big Dipper, Taxi Grab, Instrumental, Minstrel In the Gallery, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Cross-Eyed Mary, Aqualung, Instrumental, Wind Up, Back Door Angels, Locomotive Breath
5/5/76Ahoy'Rotterdam, Netherlands
 
Support: John Miles.
Quartet, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Thick As A Brick, Requiem, Big Dipper, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Minstrel In the Gallery, Bad-Eyed And Loveless, Quizz Kid, Rainbow Blues, Crazed Institution, Taxi Grab, Instrumental, Cross-Eyed Mary, Aqualung, Instrumental, Wind Up, Back Door Angels, Locomotive Breath
8/5/76KonserthusetStockholm, Sweden
9/5/76KonserthusetStockholm, Sweden
10/5/76Tivoli KonsertsalKøbenhavn, Denmark
12/5/76Kongress Zentrum HalleHamburg, Germany
14/5/76FesthalleFrankfurt, Germany
15/5/76OlympiahalleMünchen, Germany
 Too Old For Munich or München Olympiahalle 15.5.1976
Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo, incl. Dambusters March, Bourée, Living In The Past/Thick As A Brick (inst.)), Requiem, Big Dipper, Beethoven's Ninth, The Chequered Flag, Crazed Institution, Instrumental, Cross-Eyed Mary, Guitar Solo, Wind-Up, Back-Door Angels, Locomotive Breath/Back-Door Angels (reprise)
16/5/76HallenstadionZürich, Switzerland
 It's A Boy!
Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo, incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée, Living In The Past/Thick As A Brick (inst.)), Requiem, Big Dipper, Beethoven's Ninth, The Chequered Flag, Crazed Institution, Instrumental, Cross-Eyed Mary, Aqualung, Guitar Solo, Wind-Up, Back-Door Angels, Minstrel In The Gallery (inst.), Locomotive Breath/Back-Door Angels (reprise)
17/5/76US release of 'Too Old To Rock'N'Roll...' Highest chart position: 14
18/5/76Pabellon del Juventud de BadalonaBarcelona, Spain
 
Support: John Miles.
20/5/76Pabellon DeportivoMadrid, Spain
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North American 'stadium' tour, with David Palmer, who had been Tull's orchestral arranger for years, appearing at some or all shows as a guest on keyboards and saxophone. However, he was not credited as an 'official', full-time member of the band until October.
15/7/76Civic CenterProvidence, RI. USA
 
Support: Livingston Taylor.
16/7/76Colt ParkHartford, Ct. USA
 
Support: J. Geils Band.
Outdoor show, with heavy rain during the support set (Tull played in sunshine).
One of the first uses of 'Tull-avision'.
18/7/76Capital CenterLandover, Md. USA
19/7/76SpectrumPhiladelphia, Pa. USA
 
Support: John Miles.
Thick As A Brick, Wond'ring Aloud, Crazed Institution, Instrumental, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday, My God (w. flute solo, incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée), Living In The Past/A New Day Yesterday (reprise), Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Minstrel In The Gallery, Beethoven's Ninth, My God (intro)/Flute Solo, Cross-Eyed Mary, Aqualung, Encore: Guitar Solo/Wind-Up/Back-Door Angels/Wind-Up(reprise), Second encore: Locomotive Breath/Back-Door Angels (reprise)
In some doubt; may have been the same as 21/7, instead. 'Instrumental' unconfirmed.
21/7/76GardenBoston, Ma. USA
 Triumph In The Gardens!
Support: Livingston Taylor.
Thick As A Brick, Wond'ring Aloud, Crazed Institution, Instrumental, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo, (incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée), Living In The Past/Thick As A Brick (inst.)), Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Minstrel In The Gallery, Beethoven's Ninth, My God, Cross-Eyed Mary, Aqualung, Encore: Guitar Solo/Wind-Up/Back-Door Angels/Instrumental/Wind-Up(reprise), Second encore: Locomotive Breath/Dambuster's March/Back-Door Angels (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed; running order may be incorrect.
23/7/76Shea StadiumFlushing, NY. USA
 Tull vs. Boeing
BBC Scotland later claimed that this was the first rock concert at this venue since The Beatles; not true.
With 'Tull-avision'. Audience: ~50,000. Support: Robin Trower, Rory Gallagher.
In 2011, Ian recalled this as his worst concert ever; struggling to be heard over jets landing at the adjacent La Guardia airport and a noisy crowd setting-off firecrackers – and being dowsed in urine thrown by a 'fan' as Tull went on stage. Ian played on anyway.
Thick As A Brick, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée)/Living In The Past, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Minstrel In The Gallery, Beethoven's Ninth, My God, Cross-Eyed Mary, Encore: Guitar Solo, Wind Up, Back-Door Angels, Locomotive Breath/Wind Up (reprise), Dambusters March/Back Door Angels (reprise)
25/7/76Pontiac SilverdomeDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Support: Robin Trower, Rick Derringer.
Thick As A Brick, Wond'ring Aloud, Crazed Institution, Instrumental/To Cry You A Song/A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo)/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Bourée/Living In The Past/A New Day Yesterday (reprise), Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Minstrel In The Gallery, Beethoven's Ninth, My God, Cross-Eyed Mary, Aqualung, Encore: Guitar Solo/Wind-Up/Back-Door Angels/Instrumental/Wind-Up(reprise), Second encore: Locomotive Breath/Dambuster's March/Back-Door Angels (reprise)
Encores unconfirmed.
26/7/76Civic ArenaPittsburgh, Pa. USA
 
Support: Rainbow.
Set included:
Bourée, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Minstrel In The Gallery, Cross-Eyed Mary, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
27/7/76Market Square ArenaIndianapolis, In. USA
 
Support: Rainbow.
Contradicts official tour schedule, but a ticket stub exists for this date.
28/7/76Convention CenterLouisville, Ky. USA
 
Support: John Miles.
29/7/76OmniAtlanta, Ga. USA
 
Support: Rory Gallagher
31/7/76Tampa StadiumTampa, Fl. USA
 
With 'Tull-avision'.
Quartet (tape), Thick As A Brick, Wond'ring Aloud, Crazed Institution, Barre Instrumental, To Cry You A Song/A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen), Living In The Past/Thick As A Brick (inst.)/A New Day Yesterday (reprise), Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Minstrel In The Gallery, Beethoven's Ninth, My God, Cross-Eyed Mary, Encore: Guitar Solo, Wind Up, Back-Door Angels, Locomotive Breath/Wind Up (reprise), Dambusters March/Back Door Angels (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
3/8/76ColiseumRichfield (Cleveland), Oh. USA
4/8/76Riverfront StadiumCincinnati, Oh. USA
 
Contradicts the official tour schedule, but confirmed by three ticket stubs.
Support: John Miles.
5/8/76Chicago StadiumChicago, Il. USA
 
Support: John Miles.
6/8/76Chicago StadiumChicago, Il. USA
 
Support: Starcastle
7/8/76Kiel AuditoriumSt Louis, Mo. USA
 
Support: The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
8/8/76Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, Mo. USA
9/8/76Assembly CenterTulsa, Ok. USA
 
A ticket stub from this show, and film footage allegedly also from this show, exist, but other sources don't mention this concert.
10/8/76Moody ColiseumDallas, Tx. USA
 
Ian's birthday.
Support: Rory Gallagher.
12/8/76McNichols ArenaDenver, Co. USA
 
Support: Starcastle
13/8/76Salt PalaceSalt Lake City, Ut. USA
 
Support: Starcastle
15/8/76Memorial ColiseumLA, Ca. USA
 Days Of Giving or Bricks On The Road or Los Angeles 1976
Support: Starcastle, Rory Gallagher; co-billed with Tull: Robin Trower
Audience: ~80,000.
Thick As A Brick, Wond'ring Aloud, Crazed Institution, Instrumental, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée, Quartet), My God/Living In The Past, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Minstrel In The Gallery, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, My God, Pop Goes The Weasel/Cross-Eyed Mary, Aqualung, Guitar Solo/Wind Up/Back Door Angels/Instrumental/Wind Up (reprise), Locomotive Breath, Dambusters March/Back Door Angels (reprise)
Very end unconfirmed.
16/8/76Balboa StadiumSan Diego, Ca. USA
 
With 'Tull-avision'. Support: Starcastle, Rory Gallagher; co-billed with Tull: Robin Trower
Quartet (taped Intro), Thick As A Brick, Wond'ring Aloud, Crazed Institution, Instrumental, To Cry You A Song, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée), Living In The Past/Thick As A Brick (inst.), Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Minstrel In The Gallery, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, My God, Cross-Eyed Mary, Aqualung, Encore: Guitar solo, Wind Up/Back Door Angels/Wind-Up (reprise), Second Encore: Locomotive Breath/Back Door Angels (reprise)
18/8/76ColiseumOakland, Ca. USA
 
'Day On The Green', featuring Tull, ELO and Rory Gallagher. Camel were also scheduled to play, but didn't.
The show was moved from an outdoor venue (a baseball stadium; capacity: ~65,000) to this indoor venue (a basketball stadium; capacity: ~15,000) at the last minute, due to the weather.
20/8/76Memorial ColiseumPortland, Or. USA
 
Support: Starcastle
21/8/76Seattle Center ColiseumSeattle, Wa. USA
 
Support: Starcastle
23/8/76Northlands ColiseumEdmonton, Canada
 
Support: Starcastle
25/8/76Stampede CorralCalgary, Canada
 
Support: Starcastle
Late '76Morgan StudiosLondon, UK
 
Recording 'Songs From The Wood' over three full months Sept-November, the first album they'd recorded in Britain for three years. The Maison Rouge Mobile Studio was also used.
26/11/76Release of 'Ring Out, Solstice Bells' EP 'Limited' to 20,000 copies. Entered the UK chart (reaching no.26). Tull appeared on 'Top Of The Pops' (miming), but an animated video was also prepared; it's unknown whether it was used, perhaps on a subsequent week's show. Highest chart position: 13

M.U., Too Old To Rock'N'Roll...

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