Martin Barre Performs the Classic History of Jethro Tull Tour
Join Martin Barre for a very special up-close and personal VIP Meet & Greet Experience Package Add-On (November 10, 2023, 5:00pm)
VIP Package Includes:
- Access to the Band's Sound Check
- An interactive acoustic session with Martin Barre and Dan Crisp with a handful of specially chosen songs.
- Photo with Martin Barre and Personalize Autograph (one item per ticket holder)
In 1969, yet another band of four talented English musicians arrived in New York and took the United States by storm. Named after an 18th- century English agricultural engineer who helped improve the seed drill, the band, Jethro Tull, would go on to have more than 65 million in record sales and attract a huge following of loyal fans. At the center of Tull’s unique sound was guitarist Martin Barre, renowned for his formidable mastery of historic riffs, power chords and soaring melodic solos.
Barre was Jethro Tull’s guitarist for more than 43 years, earning a high level of respect and recognition among his peers and fans alike. For his work on the album Aqualung, his solos were rated 25th best solo ever in the United States and 20th in the United Kingdom and the album was named by Rolling Stone among the Top 500 Albums of all Time. His playing on the album, Crest of a Knave, earned a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental in 1989. The band won eleven Gold and five Platinum albums in the course of its half-century career.
In addition to his work with Jethro Tull, Martin Barre has worked with top artists, including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Joe Bonamassa, and Chris Thompson and has shared the stage with such legends as Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin.
Now Barre has put together a special tour with his band to honor Jethro Tull’s 50th anniversary, playing the classic music from the Tull canon. He is dedicated to giving fans and new listeners the chance to hear tracks that have not been performed for many years. The show will celebrate the musical journey of Jethro Tull throughout the decades with songs from legendary albums that include Thick as a Brick, Aqualung, Stand Up, Songs from the Wood, A Passion Play, Heavy Horses and more.
In a review of a January 2022 concert, writer Nick Tate said, “From start to finish, the show made clear that at 75, Barre shows no signs of slowing down. He is not simply reprising the music of long-passed glory days. With every tour, he seems to have more energy and an endless supply of inventive ideas that give even the oldest tracks in the Tull canon a fresh new spin. More than five decades after joining Tull, Barre has clearly found a new way forward that may be rooted in the past but has more in common with that old train that won’t stop going forward… (because there’s) no way to slow down.”
For Martin Barre, to whom everything old can be something new and something new is just looking forward, there is no reason to slow down. None at all.