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There were 49 scheduled Jethro Tull concerts in 1987.

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Spring '87Ian's home studio?, UK
 
Recording 'Crest Of A Knave'.
15/8/87Cropredy FestivalCropredy, UK
 Cropredy 1987
Ian & Martin appearing with Fairport Convention, including Peggy and future Tull members Maart Allcock and Dave Mattacks.
Thick As A Brick, Wondr'ing Aloud, Hunting Girl, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Fat Man, Skating Away..., Locomotive Breath, Barre Instrumental, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll...
11/9/87UK release of 'Crest Of A Knave' Highest chart position: 19
16/9/87US release of 'Crest Of A Knave' Highest chart position: 32

 
'Not Quite The World, More The Here And There Tour'
4/10/87PlayhouseEdinburgh, UK
 
Don Airey's Tull debut.
Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick, Farm On The Freeway, Heavy Horses, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, The Waking Edge (intro.)/Pegg Instrumental, Keyboard w Drums, Wond'ring Aloud, Dun Ringill, Nellie The Revenge, Too Old To Rock'n Roll..., Hunting Girl, Aqualung, Jump Start, Locomotive Breath, Wind Up
Definitely without the reprise of 'TAAB' in the encore, as featured later in the tour.
5/10/87City HallNewcastle, UK
 
No support artist.
Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, Heavy Horses, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, The Waking Edge (intro.)/Pegg Instrumental, Keyboard w Drums, Wond'ring Aloud, Dun Ringill, Nellie The Revenge, Too Old To Rock'n Roll..., Hunting Girl, Aqualung, Jump Start, Locomotive Breath, Wind Up
7/10/87ABC ApolloManchester, UK
 
Intro, Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, Heavy Horses, Living In The Past, Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, The Waking Edge (intro.)/Pegg Instrumental, Keyboard w Drums, Wond'ring Aloud, Dun Ringill, Nellie The Revenge, Jump Start, Hunting Girl, Aqualung, Too Old To Rock'n Roll..., Locomotive Breath, Wind Up
8/10/87ABC ApolloManchester, UK
 
No support artist.
9/10/87National Exhibition Centre (NEC)Birmingham, UK
 Birmingham NEC
Intro, Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Waking Edge (intro)/Pegg Instrumental/Keyboard Solo/Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Dun Ringill, Nellie The Revenge, Jump Start, Hunting Girl, Aqualung, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
11/10/87CongresgebouwDen Haag, Netherlands
 
Intro, Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Waking Edge (intro)/Pegg Instrumental, Keyboard Solo/Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Dun Ringill, Nellie The Revenge, Jump Start, Hunting Girl, Aqualung, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Locomotive Breath, Wind Up
12/10/87Koninklijk CircusBruxelles, Belgium
 Tull Tales
Support: Fairport Convention
Intro, Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, Waking Edge (intro)/Pegg Instrumental/Keyboard Solo/Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Dun Ringill, Nellie The Revenge, Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
Italicised tracks unconfirmed
14/10/87Carl Diem HalleWürtzburg, Germany
15/10/87SchleyerhalleStuttgart, Germany
 
Intro, Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (intro), Keyboard Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Dun Ringill, Nellie The Revenge, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Jump Start, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
16/10/87HallenstadionZürich, Switzerland
18/10/87SporthalleHamburg, Germany
 
Intro, Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (intro)/Pegg Instrumental/Keyboard Solo/Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Dun Ringill, Nellie The Revenge, Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
19/10/87Rhein-Main-Halle (Neckarhalle)Heidelberg-Eppenheim, Germany
 All You Heidelbergers
Support: Fairport Convention
Intro, Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (intro)/Pegg Instrumental/Keyboard Solo/Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Dun Ringill, Nellie The Revenge, Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
20/10/87OlympiahalleMünchen, Germany
 
Intro, Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (intro)/Pegg Instrumental/Keyboard Solo/Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Dun Ringill, Nellie The Revenge, Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
22/10/87International Congress CentrumBerlin, Germany
 
Intro, Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (intro)/Pegg Instrumental/Keyboard Solo/Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Dun Ringill, Nellie The Revenge, Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
23/10/87SporthalleKöln, Germany
 
Intro, Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (intro)/Pegg Instrumental/Keyboard Solo/Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Dun Ringill, Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
24/10/87GrugahalleEssen, Germany
 
Intro, Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (intro)/Pegg Instrumental/Keyboard Solo/Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Dun Ringill, Nellie The Revenge, Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
26/10/87Le ZenithParis, France
27/10/87FesthalleFrankfurt, Germany
29/10/87Hammersmith OdeonLondon, UK
 
Partly broadcast by Capital Radio, with an amended running order. Four tracks from the recording were included in the '20 Years' box set.
Intro, Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, Waking Edge (intro)/Pegg Instrumental/Keyboard Solo/Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Dun Ringill, Nellie The Revenge, Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
The 'roadies chorus line' in 'Jump Start' included Martin Allcock of Fairport Convention, several months before he joined Tull.
30/10/87Hammersmith OdeonLondon, UK
 
An audience member recalls that there was a second consecutive night at this venue, during which Ian truncated Don Airey's keyboard solo.
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find further confirmation of this concert or whether the dates were 28&29 Oct or 29&30 Oct. Anyone?
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Support on the N.American section of the 'Not Quite The World...' tour: Fairport Convention
7/11/87Civic CenterProvidence, RI. USA
 
It seems strange that another concert is listed for the same venue only ten days after this one! That date is confirmed by its unique setlist, so this date may be in error.
10/11/87RPI FieldhouseTroy, NY. USA
11/11/87ArenaBaltimore, Md. USA
 
Set included:
Songs From The Wood, Hunting Girl, Farm On The Freeway, Budapest (w. Ric Sanders), Jump Start, Wond'ring Aloud, My God, Wind Up
13/11/87WRCN-FM StudiosBabylon, NY. USA
 
Martin interviewed (!).
13/11/87Nassau ColiseumUniondale, NY. USA
 
Songs From The Wood, Skating Away..., Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge/'Classical' Instrumental/Keyboard Solo, Dun Ringill, Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise)
14/11/87ColiseumNew Haven, Ct. USA
 
Concert (i.e. support artist) was scheduled to begin at 20:00.
Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, My God, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (intro)/'Classical' Instrumental/Keyboard Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Skating Away..., Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise)
15/11/87Mid Hudson Civic Center?Poughkeepsie, NY. USA
 
Pre-concert interview with Ian, presumably at the concert venue.
15/11/87Mid Hudson Civic CenterPoughkeepsie, NY. USA
16/11/87Stabler ArenaAllentown, Pa. USA
17/11/87Radio StudiosNYC, NY. USA
 
Ian & Martin interviewed on the Howard Stern show, plus:
Aqualung/Tequila, Locomotive Breath.
17/11/87?NYC?, NY. USA
 
Ian, Martin & Dave on MTV. Includes:
Serenade To a Cuckoo, Skating Away
17/11/87WHJY StudiosProvidence, RI. USA
 
Ian interviewed.
17/11/87Civic CenterProvidence, RI. USA
 
Martin's birthday.
Intro tape, Songs From The Wood, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, My God, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (intro)/'Classical' Instrumental*/Keyboard with Drums, Wond'ring Aloud, Skating Away..., Jump Start, Happy Birthday, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up (incl. extended instrumental).
*: Bach Violin Concerto in E (3rd movement).
19/11/87Maple Leaf GardensToronto, Canada
 
Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (intro)/'Classical' Instrumental/Keyboard Solo/Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Skating Away..., Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
20/11/87ForumMontréal, Canada
21/11/87United Nations BuildingNYC, NY. USA
 
1pm: Ian, Martin and Peggy at UNICEF Hunger Aid
Skating Away..., Budapest, Serenade To A Cuckoo
21/11/87CentrumWorcester, Ma. USA
 
Concert was recorded and broadcast by a local radio station.
Support: Fairport Convention
Concert began with Ian walking through the audience during 'Songs From The Wood'.
Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (intro)/'Classical' Instrumental/Keyboard Solo/Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Skating Away..., Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
22/11/87Meadowlands ArenaEast Rutherford, NJ. USA
 
Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (intro)/'Classical' Instrumental/Keyboard Solo/Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Skating Away..., Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
24/11/87Tower TheaterUpper Darby (Philadelphia), Pa.
25/11/87Tower TheaterUpper Darby (Philadelphia), Pa.
 Upper Darby 1987 or Farm On The Freeway or Too Old To Rock, Too Young To Roll or Never Too Old To Rock'N'Roll or Serenade For A Cuckoo or LIve At Tower Theatre
Support: Fairport Convention
Complete show broadcast by WMMR-FM. Later abridged for the King Biscuit Flower Hour. Two tracks from the recording were included in the '20 Years' box set.
Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (intro)/'Classical' Instrumental*/Keyboard Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Skating Away..., Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
*: Bach Violin Concerto in E (3rd movement).
27/11/87Cobo HallDetroit, Mi. USA
28/11/87Public HallCleveland, Oh. USA
 
Support: Fairport Convention
Intro, Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest (w. Ric Sanders on violin), Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (intro)/'Classical' Instrumental/Keyboard Solo/Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Skating Away..., Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up (incl. a distinctly different piece whilst the balloons were thrown out).
Balloons may have been printed with 'Oh No! Not The Balloons Again!'.
29/11/87UIC PavilionChicago, Il. USA
 
Intro, Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (intro)/'Classical' Instrumental/Keyboard Solo/Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Skating Away..., Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
Italicised track unconfirmed.
30/11/87WLUP StudiosChicago, Il. USA
 
Ian interviewed.
1/12/87Civic CenterSt Paul, Mn. USA
2/12/87ArenaMilwaukee, Wi. USA
3/12/87Fox TheaterSt Louis, Mo. USA
 
Support: Fairport Convention
5/12/87McNichols ArenaDenver, Co. USA
 
Support: Fairport Convention
7/12/87Salt Palace ArenaSalt Lake City, Ut. USA
9/12/87Seattle Center ArenaSeattle, Wa. USA
 Seattle Center Arena
Support: Fairport Convention, playing an instumental set, since Simon Nicol was unwell.
Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (inst.)/Peggy Instrumental,Keyboard Solo, Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Skating Away..., Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
10/12/87Arlene Schnitzer Concert HallPortland, Or. USA
12/12/87Arco ArenaSacramento, Ca. USA
13/12/87Civic AuditoriumSan Francisco, Ca. USA
 Going To San Francisco or Last Supper
Songs From The Wood, Thick As A Brick/Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway/Heavy Horses, Living In The Past/Serenade To A Cuckoo, Budapest, Hunting Girl, The Waking Edge (inst.)/Peggy Instrumental,Keyboard Solo, Drum Solo, Wond'ring Aloud, Skating Away..., Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll..., Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Thick As A Brick (reprise), Wind Up
14/12/87Universal AmphitheaterLA, Ca. USA
 
Support: Fairport Convention
15/12/87Universal AmphitheaterLA, Ca. USA
16/12/87Universal AmphitheaterLA, Ca. USA
 
Don Airey's last show with Tull.
17/12/87Golden HallSan Diego, Ca. USA
 
Cancelled?

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