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It was on Feb. 2, 1968 at the Marquee Club on London's Wardour Street that Jethro Tull first performed under that name. To celebrate their golden anniversary, founder/bandleader Ian Anderson will present "50 years of Jethro Tull" in eight U.K. concerts during April 2018. Other tour dates will be announced soon. Founder, frontman and flutist (and sometimes acoustic guitarist) Ian Anderson said on the band's website, "I am not usually a birthday or anniversary kind of guy but, just for once, I won't be a party-pooper either! I treasure the memories of the earlier years of the Jethro Tull repertoire, associated as it is with the adventures of visiting so many countries for the first time to connect with new fans around the world. And this is a celebration of all the 33 band members who graced our ranks-musicians who brought their talents, skills and styles to bear on the performances live and in the studio. Join me and the current band for a nostalgic evening of varied music, representative of my ever-changing songwriting as our careers progressed through the years."

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