Jethro Tull
Jethro Tull

Tickets have gone on sale for a concert by Jethro Tull in Lichfield.

The group will perform at Lichfield Cathedral on 2nd December.

A spokesperson said:

“All the funds raised will go towards the preservation of Lichfield Cathedral.

“Based on a Christmas-themed concert, the concert features the work of Jethro Tull as written and recorded by Ian Anderson since 1968.

“Added to this are several pieces of re-worked classical repertoire and Lichfield Cathedral’s very own choristers will also be performing at the concert.”

Lichfield Cathedral spokesperson

Tickets are available to book online.

10 replies on “Tickets on sale for Jethro Tull concert at Lichfield Cathedral”

  1. Hmmm… on the Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson website (http://jethrotull.com/tour-dates/) this is being advertised as one of two ‘Ian Anderson Christmas Shows’ at Midlands cathedrals (the other one is in Coventry), not a Jethro Tull concert.

    On the Lichfield Cathedral website (https://www.lichfield-cathedral.org/news/news/post/502-jethro-tull-coming-to-lichfield-cathedral) this is being advertised as a Jethro Tull concert, but the quote from the organiser states “I’m really pleased that we are able to sponsor this event which I’m sure will prove just as popular as Ian Anderson’s previous Christmas performances”; no mention of the band from the organiser/sponsor.

    Some clarity, please? An Ian Anderson solo Christmas show isn’t quite the same thing as a Jethro Tull concert.

  2. Groups have always carried on even when key members have left/died eg. Alex Harvey, Genesis, the Who, Stones, Doors etc.

  3. I thought Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson were the same person.
    Their music certainly sounds the same.
    So if you are a fan of both, then whoever plays the cathedral it will be the same person and its a win-win for you.
    Just to clarify, I’m not a fan of either of them or both of them or the music they both play.

  4. Pedantic Comments?

    Are they the support act?

    I think I saw them play the Green Man Festival a few years back. Used to be known as Squirrel Friends until the lead singer and msjn songwriter left.

    But I might be mistaken.

  5. I think you are all incorrect.
    Jethro tull is neither a band or a living individual.
    He was an agriculturist born in 1674 and invented the seed drill that helped to bring about the agricultural revolution of the 18th century.
    Unfortunately he passed away in 1741 so I find it unlikely that he would be able to perform a gig in any persona in 2021.

  6. The concert at Lichfield will be billed as as ” Ian Anderson Christmas Show” which has Ian and normally 3 or 4 current band members and sometimes a special guest artiste. This is not to be confused with the current Tull tour ” The Prog Years ” ( last GB concert tonight in Blackburn ) also playing in Europe in October and November. Martin Barre was not “sacked” by Ian Anderson, Martin left by mutual agreement some years ago, and is now touring with his own band the Martin Barre Band “Aqualung 50th Anniversary Show” touring Europe and USA until mid June 2022. Covid permitting.

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