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There were 38 scheduled Jethro Tull concerts in 1988.


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


25/1/88Capital Radio StudiosLondon, UK
 
Rockline
Interview/phone-in with Ian, at 04:00, London time!
No live music.
27/1/88Broadcasting House?London, UK
 
Ian interviewed by John Dunne for BBC Radio 2.

27/5/88KLOS-FMLos Angeles, Ca. USA
 
Ian interviewed.
1/6/88KOME-FMSan Francisco, Ca. USA
 
Interview, plus:
Cheap Day Return, Mother Goose, Bourée
As Ian says in the interview, this was the live premiere of the first two songs - 17 years after the album release!
1/6/88Shoreline AmphitheaterMountain View, Ca. USA
 
Martin Allcock's first Tull show.
2/6/88PavilionConcord, Ca. USA
3/6/88Irvine Meadows AmphitheatreLaguna Hills, Ca. USA
 Laguna Hills Amphitheatre
Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Budapest, The Swirling Pit, Cheap Day Return, Mother Goose, Part Of The Machine, My God (incl. Bourée/Soirée), Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, Wind Up, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Seal Driver (inst.)/Black Sunday (inst)/Thick As A Brick (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
5/6/88State University Open Air TheaterSan Diego, Ca. USA
 Birthday Party
Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Budapest, The Swirling Pit, Cheap Day Return, Mother Goose, Part Of The Machine, My God (incl. Bourée/Soirée), Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, Wind Up, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Seal Driver (inst.)/Black Sunday (inst)/Thick As A Brick (reprise)
6/6/88KLOS-FMLA, Ca. USA
 
Rockline
Location unconfirmed. Phone-in interview, plus:
Cheap Day Return, Mother Goose, Bourée
7/6/88Red Rocks AmphitheaterMorrison (Denver), Co. USA
 
Support: Fairport Convention, with Doane.
9/6/88Memorial AuditoriumDallas, Tx. USA
 
Support: Fairport Convention.
Tull's first Dallas/Ft. Worth show in six years; Ian apologised for having cancelled the 1984 concert.
10/6/88Zoo AmphitheaterNew Orleans, La. USA
12/6/88Poplar Creek Music TheaterHoffman Estates, Il. USA
 
Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Budapest, The Swirling Pit, Cheap Day Return, Mother Goose, Part Of The Machine, My God (incl. Bourée/Soirée), Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, Wind Up, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Seal Driver (inst.)/Black Sunday (inst)/Thick As A Brick (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
13/6/88Blossom Music CenterCuyahoga Falls, Oh. USA
 
Support: 'Fairport Friends'.
Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Budapest, The Swirling Pit, Cheap Day Return, Part Of The Machine, My God (incl. Bourée/Soirée), Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, Wind Up, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Seal Driver (inst.)/Black Sunday (inst)/Thick As A Brick (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
14/6/88Pine Knob Music TheaterClarkson, Mi. USA
 
Support: 'Fairport Friends'.
16/6/88Chastain Memorial Park AmphitheaterAtlanta, Ga. USA
 
Doane's birthday
An audience member threw food on the stage , so Ian stopped the show at the end of Aqualung. No encore.
Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Budapest, O'Carolan's Concerto, Part Of The Machine, My God (incl. Bourée/Soirée), Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, Wind Up, Aqualung
17/6/88Mud IslandMemphis, Tn. USA
 
Extremely bad on-stage sound (monitors) led to a 'train wreck' during 'Too Old To Rock'N'Roll...'. Another song also fell apart later.
18/6/88AmphitheatreNashville, Tn. USA
 
Date unconfirmed ("Summer 1988") but is the most credible.
Ian was scheduled to open an all-day festival with a brief acoustic performance, but the whole band performed.
Fat Man, Bouréee, [Another song from 'Stand Up'], Farm On The Freeway, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath
19/6/88Kings Dominion ShowplaceRoswell, Va. USA
20/6/88Riverbend Music CenterCincinnati, Oh. USA
21/6/88Merriweather Post PavilionColumbia, Md. USA
 20 Years Live or Merriweather Post
Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Budapest, The Swirling Pit, Mother Goose, Part Of The Machine, My God (incl. Bourée/Soirée), Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, Wind Up, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Seal Driver (inst.)/Black Sunday (inst)/Thick As A Brick (reprise)
23/6/88Great Woods Performing Arts CenterMansfield, Ma. USA
 
Support: Fairport Convention
Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Budapest, The Swirling Pit, Mother Goose, Part Of The Machine, My God (incl. Bourée/Soirée), Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, Wind Up, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Seal Driver (inst.)/Black Sunday (inst)/Thick As A Brick (reprise)
24/6/88Jones Beach TheaterWantagh, NY. USA
25/6/88Performing Arts AmphitheaterSaratoga Springs, NY. USA
26/6/88F.R.Mann Music CenterPhiladelphia, Pa. USA
 
Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Budapest, The Swirling Pit, Mother Goose, Part Of The Machine, My God (incl. Bourée/Soirée), Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, Wind Up, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Seal Driver (inst.)/Black Sunday (inst)/Thick As A Brick (reprise)
27/6/88UK release of '20 Years Of Jethro Tull' box set. Highest chart position: 78
27/6/88Pier 84NYC, NY. USA
 
The COAK tour banner was stolen after the show.
28/6/88Radio StudioNYC, NY. USA
 
Ian made a radio appeal for the return of the stolen tour banner.
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3/7/88Palazzo della Civiltà del LavoroRoma, Italy
 
Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Budapest, The Swirling Pit, Mother Goose, My God (incl. Bourée/Soirée), Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, Wind Up, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Seal Driver (inst.)/Black Sunday (inst)/Thick As A Brick (reprise)
4/7/88Palazza de Santa CroceFirenze, Italy
 Live In Firenze or Florence '88 or Summer In Florence
B.cast by Videomusic TV, later to become Italian MTV.
Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Budapest, The Swirling Pit, Mother Goose, My God (incl. Bourée/Soirée), Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, Wind Up, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Seal Driver (inst.)/Black Sunday (inst)/Thick As A Brick (reprise)
Last track may have been omitted.
5/7/88PalstrussardiMilano, Italy
6/7/88Comunal ArenaCorregio, Italy
 
Festa dell'Unità
Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Budapest, The Swirling Pit, Mother Goose, My God (incl. Bourée/Soirée), Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, Wind Up, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Seal Driver (inst.)/Black Sunday (inst)/Thick As A Brick (reprise)
8/7/88Tent On Village GreenImst, Austria
9/7/88Volkspark DutzendteichNürnberg, Germany
10/7/88Open Air FestivalFrauenfeld, Switzerland
12/7/88Open Air ArenaWien, Austria
 
Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Budapest, The Swirling Pit, Mother Goose, Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), My God (incl. Bourée/Soirée), Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, Wind Up, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Seal Driver (inst.)/Black Sunday (inst)/Thick As A Brick (reprise)
Italicised tracks unconfirmed.
13/7/88MTK StadionBudapest, Hungary
15/7/88?Athens, Greece
16/7/88VfB Stadion (Waldstadion)Gießen, Germany
 Out In The Green
Support: IQ, Foreigner, Ten Years After, and others.
Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Budapest, Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée), Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Black Sunday (inst)/Thick As A Brick (reprise)
17/7/88Open Air Gelände, Weser-Ems-HalleOldenburg, Germany
 
A second concert of the 'Out In The Green' festival - cancelled.
19/7/88Wembley ArenaLondon, UK
 
Support: Fairport Convention. Simon Nicol had guitar problems.
Special guest: Clive Bunker played bongos during 'Fat Man'.
Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man (w. Clive Bunker), Budapest (w. Ric Sanders on violin), O'Carolan's Concerto, My God (incl. Bourée/Soirée), Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, Wind Up, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Seal Driver (inst.)/Black Sunday (inst)/Thick As A Brick (reprise)

26/7/88US release of '20 Years Of Jethro Tull' box set. Highest chart position: 97
26/7/88Ginásio MineirinhoBelo Horizonte, Brazil
 
Intro (tape), Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Steel Monkey, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Budapest, The Swirling Pit, Wond'ring Aloud, My God (w. flute solo, incl. Bourée, Kelpie), Pussy Willow/Pibroch (inst.), Jump Start, Too Old To Rock'N'Roll, Wind Up, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath/Seal Driver (inst.)/Black Sunday (inst)/Thick As A Brick (reprise)
30/7/88Ginásio MaracanãzinhoRio de Janeiro, Brazil
2/8/88Ginásio GigantinhoPorto Alegre, Brazil
5/8/89All Saints Church HallHillingdon, UK
 
First Tull Convention (according to the ticket). Band presumably absent.
6/8/88Projeto SPSão Paulo, Brazil
7/8/88Projeto SPSão Paulo, Brazil
8/8/88Ginásio do IbirapueraSão Paulo, Brazil
 Trouvadores Cruzaram O Equador or São Paulo 88
Cross-Eyed Mary, Nothing Is Easy, Thick As A Brick, Farm On The Freeway, A New Day Yesterday, Fat Man, Budapest, Locomotive Breath, Seal Driver/Black Sunday (instr.)/Thick as a Brick (reprise), Girl From Ipanema, Aqualung
10/10/88UK release of '20 Years Of Jethro Tull' 1 CD compilation.

20 Years Of Jethro Tull

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