Ian Anderson Announces ‘Best Of Jethro Tull’ Tour

If you consider yourself a rock aficionado, then this concert tour is one you will not want to miss. JETHRO TULL Thick As A Brick, Living In The Past, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, Bouree and more — will perform in five spectacular concerts around New Zealand in April.
Such was the demand, an extra concert was added for Auckland. Tickets are selling quickly so fans are urged to act swiftly to avoid disappointment.

The concerts will be “the very best of” and cap a busy year of touring and by the 60-million album selling Grammy award-winning rockers.

Early in 1968, a group of young British musicians, born from the ashes of various failed regional bands gathered together in hunger, destitution and modest optimism in Luton, North of London.

Benefit, Aqualung, and Thick As A Brick followed and the band’s success grew internationally. Various band members came and went, but the charismatic front man and composer, flautist and singer Ian Anderson continued, as he does to this day, to lead the group through its various musical incarnations.

Jethro Tull were, by the mid-seventies, one of the most successful live performing acts on the world stage, rivalling Zeppelin, Elton John and even the Rolling Stones. Surprising, really, for a group whose more sophisticated and evolved stylistic extravagance was far from the Pop and Rock norm of that era.

With now some 30-odd albums to their credit and sales totalling more than 60 million, the apparently uncommercial Tull have continued over the next three decades to travel near and far to fans across the world.

After forty years at the bottom, at the top and various points in between, Tull are still performing typically more than a hundred concerts each year. Ian Anderson remains at the centre of a group of sometimes changing but highly capable – indeed excellent – musicians.  Together they continue the legacy of Tull’s music with its rich variety and depth of expression wherever fans, young and old, want to hear Rock, Folk, Jazz and Classical-inspired music for grown-ups.


18 April 2017

Regent Theatre

Bookings: TicketDirect 03 4778597



19 April 2017

Isaac Theatre Royal

Bookings: Ticketek 03 3778899



20 April 2017

Michael Fowler Centre

Bookings: Ticketek 04 3843840



22 & 23 April 2017

ASB Aotea Centre

Bookings: Ticketmaster 09 9709700