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There were 62 scheduled Jethro Tull concerts in 1979.

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


7/3/79Theatre RoyalGlasgow, UK
 
Premiere of the 'The Water's Edge' ballet.

 
John Glascock played bass for the spring N.American tour, 1/4 - 1/5
Support for most, if not all, of the spring N.American tour: UK
1/4/79County ColiseumEl Paso, Tx. USA
 
Originally scheduled to be in Albuquerque, NM, but that show is known to have not gone ahead, and an audience member (with ticket) recalls this concert.
Support: UK.
2/4/79Activity CenterTempe, Az. USA
 
Support: UK.
3/4/79Sports ArenaSan Diego, Ca. USA
 
Support: UK.
4/4/79Selland ArenaFresno, Ca. USA
 Live In Fresno 4th April 1979
Intro, No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, My God (incl. flute solo), One White Duck/Pibroch (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Bourée, Dark Ages, Intrumental, Cross-Eyed Mary, Thick As A Brick, Quatrain/Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Dambusters March/Aqualung.
6/4/79Dee Events CenterOgden, Ut. USA
 
Venue was the basketball stadium of Weber State University.
7/4/79MiniDome, Idaho State UniversityPocatello, Id. USA
8/4/79MetraBillings, Mt. USA
 
Tull once played to an audience of 900 in Billings. Though it was reported to be in 1972 or '73, no such concert is known, and it seems unlikely that they'd go back to the same place, so perhaps it was this show.
An audience member recalls it as having been in 1976.
10/4/79Seattle Center ColiseumSeattle, Wa. USA
 Dark Haiti
Support: UK.
Footage of this show was used in a BBC 'Arena' documentary, broadcast in March 1980.
One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, My God (incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Kelpie, Bourée), Dark Ages, Cross-Eyed Mary, Thick As A Brick, Quatrain/Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Dambusters March/Aqualung
11/4/79Pacific National Exhibition ColiseumVancouver, Canada
 Live In Vancouver
Support: UK.
Intro, No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, My God (w. flute solo, incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Kelpie, Bourée), One White Duck/Pibroch (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Dark Ages, Instrumental/Drum Solo, Instrumental*, Cross-Eyed Mary, Thick As A Brick, Quatrain/Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Dambusters March/Aqualung (reprise), Orchestral Warchild (prerecorded (from 'A Classic Case'), played as audience left)
*: A bootlegger claims this was a medley of 'London Bridge/This Old Man/Wedding Song/Pop Goes The Weasel' - unconfirmed.
12/4/79Memorial ColiseumPortland, Or. USA
 
Support: UK.
Footage of this show was used in a BBC 'Arena' documentary, broadcast in March 1980.
Delayed at the Canadian border, the band's equipment arrived late.
14/4/79Northlands ColiseumEdmonton, Canada
15/4/79Stampede CorralCalgary, Canada
 
Intro, No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, My God (w. flute solo, incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée, Soirée, Kelpie), One White Duck/Pibroch (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Dark Ages, Instrumental (w. drum solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, Thick As A Brick, Quatrain/Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Dambusters March/Aqualung (reprise)
'Instrumental' was not 'Conundrum'.
17/4/79Civic CenterSt Paul, Mn. USA
18/4/79UnidomeCedar Falls, Ia. USA
19/4/79ArenaMilwaukee, Wi. USA
20/4/79Dane County ColiseumMadison, Wi. USA
 
Intro, No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, My God (w. flute solo, incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée), One White Duck/Pibroch (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Dark Ages, Conundrum (w. drum solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, Thick As A Brick, Quatrain/Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Dambusters March/Aqualung (reprise)
Encore unconfirmed.
21/4/79Bob Devaney Sports ComplexLincoln, Ne. USA
 
Support: UK.
23/4/79Kemper ArenaKansas City, Mo. USA
 
Support: UK.
24/4/79Britt Brown Arena, Kansas ColiseumWichita, Ks. USA
25/4/79MyriadOklahoma City, Ok. USA
26/4/79ColiseumLubbock, Tx. USA
28/4/79Sam Houston ColiseumHouston, Tx. USA
 
Support: UK.
Intro, No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, My God (w. flute solo, incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bourée), One White Duck/Pibroch (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Dark Ages, Conundrum (w. drum solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, Thick As A Brick, Quatrain/Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Dambusters March/Aqualung (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
29/4/79Sam Houston ColiseumHouston, Tx. USA
 
Support: UK.
Intro, No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, My God (w. flute solo, incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Kelpie, Bourée, Quartet), One White Duck/Pibroch (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Dark Ages, Conundrum (w. drum solo), Cross-Eyed Mary, Thick As A Brick, Quatrain/Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Dambusters March/Aqualung (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
30/4/79Tarrant County Convention CenterFort Worth, Tx. USA
 Dark Ages
Bootleg CD quotes the location as Dallas; it's not.
Intro, No Lullaby, Sweet Dream, One Brown Mouse, Heavy Horses, My God (incl. flute solo), One White Duck/Pibroch (inst.), Songs From The Wood, Dark Ages, Instrumental, Cross-Eyed Mary, Thick As A Brick, Quatrain/Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Dambusters March/Aqualung (reprise)
1/5/79Convention CenterSan Antonio, Tx. USA
 
John Glascock's last concert.

Mid-'79Maison Rouge StudioLondon, UK
 
Recording 'Stormwatch', also using the Maison Rouge Mobile Studio.
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14/9/79UK & US releases of 'Stormwatch' Highest chart position: 27 (UK) 22 (US)

 
Support for most, if not all, of the fall N.American tour: UK
5/10/79Maple Leaf GardensToronto, Canada
 Live In Toronto 1979
Support: UK.
Dave Pegg's Tull debut.
Intro (incl. Warm Sporran (tape))/Dark Ages, Home, Orion, Flying Dutchman, Old Ghosts, Elegy, Dun Ringill, Something's On The Move, Aqualung, King Henry's Madrigal/Drum Solo, Heavy Horses, No Lullaby/Flute Solo (w. flute solo, incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Kelpie, Bourée), Keyboard Solo (Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier), Songs From The Wood, Jams O'Donnell's Jigs, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Cross-Eyed Mary, Guitar Solo, Minstrel In The Gallery/Locomotive Breath/Dambusters March/Minstrel In The Gallery (reprise), Orchestral Warchild (prerecorded (from 'A Classic Case'), played as audience left).
6/10/79ColiseumQuebec, Canada
7/10/79ForumMontréal, Canada
9/10/79ColiseumNew Haven, Ct. USA
10/10/79ColiseumNew Haven, Ct. USA
11/10/79Madison Square GardenNYC, NY. USA
 
Sold out show.
12/10/79Madison Square GardenNYC, NY. USA
 
Famously, Ian was hit in the eye by a rose thrown from the audience.
Intro/Dark Ages, Home, Orion, Dun Ringill, Something's On The Move, Aqualung, King Henry's Madrigal/Drum Solo, Heavy Horses/Flute Solo (incl. Bourée), Songs From The Wood, Jams O'Donnell's Jigs, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Cross-Eyed Mary, Minstrel In The Gallery/Locomotive Breath/Dambusters March/Minstrel In The Gallery (reprise)
14/10/79Civic CenterProvidence, RI. USA
 
Scheduled for 13/10, but postponed due to the 12/10 rose incident.
16/10/79SpectrumPhiladelphia, Pa. USA
 
Support: UK
Set began with:
Intro/Dark Ages, Orion, Dun Ringill, Home, Something's On The Move, Elegy, Aqualung, King Henry's Madrigal
Remainder unconfirmed.
17/10/79SpectrumPhiladelphia, Pa. USA
18/10/79Capital CenterLandover, Md. USA
19/10/79Civic CenterPortland, Me. USA
20/10/79War Memorial AuditoriumRochester, NY. USA
21/10/79GardenBoston, Ma. USA
 
Prefaced by an announcement by Terry Ellis, warning the crowd about throwing items.
Warm Sporran (tape), Dark Ages, Home, Orion, Dun Ringill, Elegy, Something's On The Move, Aqualung, King Henry's Madrigal/Drum Solo, Heavy Horses, No Lullaby/Flute Solo (incl. Bourée), Songs From The Wood, Jams O'Donnell's Jigs, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Cross-Eyed Mary, Guitar Solo, Minstrel In The Gallery/Locomotive Breath/Dambusters March, Minstrel In The Gallery (reprise)
22/10/79Nassau ColiseumUniondale, NY. USA
24/10/79Olympia StadiumDetroit, Mi. USA
 
Support: UK
25/10/79Civic ArenaPittsburgh, Pa. USA
 
Support: UK
Set included:
Aqualung, Heavy Horses, Flute Solo (incl. Bourée), Songs From The Wood, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Cross-Eyed Mary, Locomotive Breath
An audience member recalls that 'One Brown Mouse' may also have been played, and something else from the 'Songs...' album.
26/10/79Richfield ColiseumCleveland, Oh. USA
27/10/79Riverfront ColiseumCincinnati, Oh. USA
29/10/79StadiumChicago, Il. USA
30/10/79Municipal AuditoriumNashville, Tn. USA
 
Support: UK
31/10/79Mid-South ColiseumMemphis, Tn. USA
 
The usual balloons were thrown to the crowd at the end of the show, but to celebrate Hallowe'en, they were orange with Jack O'Lantern faces.
1/11/79OmniAtlanta, Ga. USA
 
Support: UK
2/11/79ColiseumJacksonville, Fl. USA
 
Dave Pegg's birthday.
Support: UK.
3/11/79Civic CenterLakeland, Fl. USA
4/11/79Hollywood SportatoriumMiami, Fl. USA
 
Support: UK
6/11/79Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center ArenaBirmingham, Al. USA
 
Support: UK
7/11/79Southern Illinois University ArenaCarbondale, Il. USA
8/11/79CheckerdomeSt Louis, Mo. USA
 
Support: UK
9/11/79City AuditoriumOmaha, Ne. USA
 
Support: UK.
10/11/79McNichols ArenaDenver, Co. USA
 
Support: UK
12/11/79Alladin TheaterLas Vegas, Nv. USA
13/11/79ArenaLong Beach, Ca. USA
 
Support: UK.
Warm Sporran (intro tape)/Dark Ages, Home, Orion, Dun Ringill, Elegy, Something's On The Move, Aqualung, King Henry's Madrigal/Drum Solo, Heavy Horses, No Lullaby/Flute Solo (incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Kelpie/Bourée), Songs From The Wood, Jams O'Donnell's Jigs, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Cross-Eyed Mary, Minstrel In The Gallery/Locomotive Breath/Dambusters March/Minstrel In The Gallery (reprise)
14/11/79ArenaLong Beach, Ca. USA
 
Support: UK.
Show added, due to demand.
Warm Sporran (intro tape)/Dark Ages, Home, Orion, Dun Ringill, Elegy, Something's On The Move, Aqualung, King Henry's Madrigal/Drum Solo, Heavy Horses, No Lullaby/Flute Solo (incl. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Kelpie/Bourée), Songs From The Wood, Jams O'Donnell's Jigs, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Cross-Eyed Mary, Minstrel In The Gallery/Locomotive Breath/Dambusters March/Minstrel In The Gallery (reprise)
15/11/79ArenaLong Beach, Ca. USA
16/11/79Civic AuditoriumSanta Monica, Ca. USA
 Live At Santa Monica 11-16-79 or Santa Live
UNICEF benefit, broadcast by KMET-FM.
Intro/Dark Ages, Home, Orion, Wond'ring Aloud, Dun Ringill, Elegy, Something's On The Move, Aqualung, King Henry's Madrigal/Heavy Horses, One Brown Mouse, Songs From The Wood, Jams O'Donnell's Jigs, Thick As A Brick, Cross-Eyed Mary, Minstrel In The Gallery/Locomotive Breath
17/11/79London, UK
 
Death of John Glascock.
17/11/79Sports ArenaSan Diego, Ca. USA
 
Martin's birthday
18/11/79ColiseumOakland, Ca. USA
 
Support: UK

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