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1977

songs played on tour

There were 66 scheduled Jethro Tull concerts in 1978.

We're still unsure of several setlists - can you help?

Jan '78Maison Rouge StudioLondon, UK
 
Recording 'Heavy Horses'.
10/4/78US release of 'Heavy Horses' Highest chart position: 19
21/4/78UK release of 'Heavy Horses' Highest chart position: 20
28/4/78Euston TowerLondon, UK
 
Ian & Martin interviewed by Nicky Horne on 'Your Mother Wouldn't Like It' (Capital Radio).
1/5/78Usher HallEdinburgh, UK
2/5/78Apollo CentreGlasgow, UK
 
John Glascock's birthday
3/5/78Apollo TheatreManchester, UK
 
Quartet, No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, Skating Away..., One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo (incl. God Rest Ye.../Bourée), Living In The Past (inst.)/Thick As A Brick (inst.)), Songs From The Wood, Hunting Girl, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Conundrum (incl. drum solo), Minstrel In The Gallery, Pop Goes The Weasel/Cross-Eyed Mary, Locomotive Breath, Thick As A Brick, Quatrain/Aqualung/Dambusters March
First verified performance of 'Conundrum', though some ascribe the title to a different instrumental played 1976-77.
4/5/78Apollo TheatreManchester, UK
 
A hand-written note from Ian informed fans arriving at the venue that the concert had been cancelled, as John Glascock had injured his wrist, at the hotel after the previous concert.
5/5/78Odeon TheatreBirmingham, UK
 
Cancelled; a sign informed fans arriving at the venue that John Glascock had injured his hand.
7/5/78Rainbow TheatreLondon, UK
8/5/78Rainbow TheatreLondon, UK
 
Quartet, No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, Skating Away..., Jack-In-The-Green, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo (incl. God Rest Ye.../Bourée), Living In The Past (inst.)/Songs From The Wood, Wond'ring Aloud, Hunting Girl, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Conundrum (incl. drum solo), Minstrel In The Gallery, Pop Goes The Weasel/Cross-Eyed Mary, Locomotive Breath, Thick As A Brick, Quatrain/Aqualung/Dambusters March/Aqualung (reprise)
9/5/78Hammersmith OdeonLondon, UK
10/5/78Hammersmith OdeonLondon, UK
 
Quartet, No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, Skating Away..., Jack-In-The-Green, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo (incl. God Rest Ye...)/Living In The Past (inst.)/Thick As A Brick (inst.)), Songs From The Wood Wond'ring Aloud, Hunting Girl, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Conundrum (incl. drum solo), Minstrel In The Gallery, Pop Goes The Weasel/Cross-Eyed Mary, Locomotive Breath, Thick As A Brick, Quatrain/Aqualung/Dambusters March/Aqualung (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
11/5/78Hammersmith OdeonLondon, UK
13/5/78CongresgebouwDen Haag, Netherlands
 
Quartet, No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, Skating Away..., Jack-In-The-Green, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo (incl. God Rest Ye...)/Living In The Past (inst.)/Thick As A Brick (inst.)), Songs From The Wood - [Interval] - Wond'ring Aloud, Hunting Girl, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Conundrum (incl. drum solo), Minstrel In The Gallery, Pop Goes The Weasel/Cross-Eyed Mary, Locomotive Breath, Thick As A Brick, Quatrain/Aqualung/Dambusters March/Aqualung (reprise)
14/5/78Voorst NationaalBruxelles, Belgium
15/5/78SporthalleKöln, Germany
16/5/78StadthalleBremerhaven, Germany
17/5/78MünsterlandhalleMünster, Germany
 
Quartet, No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, Skating Away..., Jack-In-The-Green, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo)/Living In The Past (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Wond'ring Aloud, Hunting Girl, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Conundrum (incl. drum solo), Minstrel In The Gallery, Pop Goes The Weasel/Cross-Eyed Mary, Locomotive Breath, Thick As A Brick, Quatrain/Aqualung/Dambusters March/Aqualung (reprise)
18/5/78DeutschlandhalleBerlin, Germany
 Tulls Tractor Tales
Quartet, No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, Skating Away..., Jack-In-The-Green, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo)/Living In The Past (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Wond'ring Aloud, Hunting Girl, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Conundrum (incl. drum solo), Minstrel In The Gallery, Pop Goes The Weasel/Cross-Eyed Mary, Locomotive Breath, Thick As A Brick, Quatrain/Aqualung/Dambusters March/Aqualung (reprise)
20/5/78GrugahalleEssen, Germany
 
No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, Skating Away..., Jack-In-The-Green, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo), Songs From The Wood, Wond'ring Aloud, Hunting Girl, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Conundrum/Drum Solo, Minstrel In The Gallery, Pop Goes The Weasel/Cross-Eyed Mary, Locomotive Breath
21/5/78Frederich-Ebert-HalleLudwigshafen, Germany
 The Ludwigshafen Outburst
Quartet, No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, Skating Away..., Jack-In-The-Green, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, A New Day Yesterday (w. flute solo)/Living In The Past (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Wond'ring Aloud, Hunting Girl, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Conundrum/Drum Solo, Minstrel In The Gallery, Pop Goes The Weasel, Cross-Eyed Mary, Locomotive Breath, Thick As A Brick, Quatrain/Aqualung/Dambusters March
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
22/5/78Frederich-Ebert-HalleLudwigshafen, Germany
23/5/78SporthalleBöblingen, Germany
25/5/78Palais des congrèsStrasbourg, France
26/5/78SaarlandhalleSaarbrücken, Germany
27/5/78OlympiahalleMünchen, Germany
28/5/78FesthalleBern, Switzerland
 
Most probable source of at least the spoken introduction to 'Bursting Out'.
29/5/78Walter Köbel HalleRüsselsheim, Germany
30/5/78Walter Köbel HalleRüsselsheim, Germany
31/5/78KuppelsalleHannover, Germany
2/6/78OstseehalleKiel, Germany
4/6/78OdeonBirmingham, UK
 
Presumably added to the tour to replace the cancelled 5/5/78 concert.
5/6/78Apollo TheatreManchester, UK
 
Presumably added to the tour to replace the cancelled 3/5/78 concert.
Soundcheck included 'One Brown Mouse'.
22/9/78UK release of 'Bursting Out' Highest chart position: 17
29/9/78US release of 'Bursting Out' Highest chart position: 21
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Tony Williams played bass for this N.American tour, 1/10 - 17/11
Tour support 1/10-17/11: Uriah Heep
1/10/78ColiseumHampton, Va. USA
2/10/78Capital CenterLandover, Md. USA
 
Sweet Dream, No Lullaby, Thick As A Brick, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, My God (w. flute solo incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée), One White Duck (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Conundrum (w. drum solo), Pop Goes The Weasel, Cross-Eyed Mary, Quatrain/Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Aqualung (reprise)
Unconfirmed, but definitely began with 'Sweet Dream'.
3/10/78SpectrumPhiladelphia, Pa. USA
4/10/78SpectrumPhiladelphia, Pa. USA
6/10/78GardenBoston, Ma. USA
7/10/78GardenBoston, Ma. USA
 
The 1978 tour programme lists the Boston shows as having been on 5 & 6 Oct. Presumably this one was rescheduled.
8/10/78Madison Square GardenNYC, NY. USA
 
Pelted by steel bolts from audience members behind the stage, and disturbed by firecrackers, Ian threatened to pull out of the following night's satellite broadcast.
Audience: 20,000.
9/10/78Madison Square GardenNYC, NY. USA
 Madison Square Garden 1978 or Telstar
First ever Transatlantic simultaneous TV broadcast.
Officially released on CD & DVD in 2009.
Audience: 20,000.
Broadcast set (~45 mins of the ~105 min. show):
Thick As A Brick, No Lullaby, Flute Solo, Pibroch (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Quatrain/Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Dambusters March, Conundrum (w. drum solo)
10/10/78Madison Square GardenNYC, NY. USA
 
Four shows were scheduled to be played at Madison Square Garden, but this one was cancelled, allegedly due to Yom Kippur.
11/10/78Madison Square GardenNYC, NY. USA
12/10/78Civic CenterProvidence, RI. USA
13/10/78ForumMontréal, Canada
15/10/78Maple Leaf GardensToronto, Canada
16/10/78War Memorial AuditoriumBuffalo, NY. USA
17/10/78Cobo HallDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Not listed in the tour programme, so presumably added after it was printed.
18/10/78Cobo HallDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Not listed in the tour programme, so presumably added after it was printed.
19/10/78CheckerdomeSt Louis, Mo. USA
 
Not listed in the tour programme, so presumably added after it was printed.
20/10/78Mid-South ColiseumMemphis, Tn. USA
21/10/78Von Braun Civic CenterHuntsville, Al. USA
 
Not listed in the tour programme, so presumably added after it was printed.
No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, Thick As A Brick, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, My God (w. flute solo incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée), One White Duck (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Conundrum (w. drum solo), Pop Goes The Weasel, Cross-Eyed Mary, Quatrain/Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Aqualung (reprise)
23/10/78Chicago StadiumChicago, Il. USA
 Another Outburst
Ian paused the show during 'Quatrain' because of audience members throwing things at Barrie.
No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, Thick As A Brick, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, My God (w. flute solo incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen), One White Duck (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Conundrum (w. drum solo), Pop Goes The Weasel, Cross-Eyed Mary, Quatrain/Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Aqualung (reprise)
24/10/78Sports ArenaToledo, Oh. USA
 
The tour programme lists a second show in Chicago on this date.
25/10/78Riverfront ColiseumCincinnati, Oh. USA
26/10/78Civic ArenaPittsburgh, Pa. USA
 
The tour programme lists the Kalamazoo show as originally having been scheduled for this date.
27/10/78Richfield ColiseumCleveland, Oh. USA
28/10/78Wings StadiumKalamazoo, Mi. USA
 
The show was moved to this date, originally a day 'off', to accommodate an additional show in Pittsburgh on 26 Oct.
30/10/78Veterans Memorial ColiseumNew Haven, Ct. USA
31/10/78Veterans Memorial ColiseumNew Haven, Ct. USA
1/11/78War MemorialSyracuse, NY. USA
 
No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, Thick As A Brick, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, My God (w. flute solo incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée), One White Duck (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Conundrum (w. drum solo), Pop Goes The Weasel, Cross-Eyed Mary, Quatrain/Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Aqualung (reprise)
2/11/78War Memorial AuditoriumRochester, NY. USA
7/11/78McNichols ArenaDenver, Co. USA
8/11/78Salt Palace ArenaSalt Lake City, Ut. USA
9/11/78Centennial ColiseumReno, Nv. USA
 
Added to the tour after the programme went to press; the listed show for this date was to have been in Las Vegas.
With Uriah Heep
10/11/78Alladin TheaterLas Vegas, Nv. USA
 Las Vegas, 10-11-1978
Was to have been scheduled for the night before, according to the tour programme.
Support (definitely): Uriah Heep, whose set was interrupted by a technical problem.
Intro, No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, Thick As A Brick, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, My God (w. flute solo incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée), One White Duck (inst.)/Pibroch (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Instrumental/Drum Solo, Cross-Eyed Mary, Quatrain/Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
12/11/78ColiseumOakland, Ca. USA
 
Not listed in the 1978 tour programme, so presumably added after it was printed.
Support: Uriah Heep.
13/11/78LA ForumInglewood, Ca. USA
14/11/78LA ForumInglewood, Ca. USA
 
Support: Uriah Heep.
Intro, No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, Thick As A Brick, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, My God (w. flute solo incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée), One White Duck (inst.)/Pibroch (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Instrumental/Drum Solo, Cross-Eyed Mary, Quatrain/Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
15/11/78ArenaLong Beach, Ca. USA
16/11/78ArenaLong Beach, Ca. USA
17/11/78ArenaLong Beach, Ca. USA
 
Martin's birthday.

Heavy Horses, Bursting Out

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