Jethro Tull celebrates its 50th anniversary along with the Greek audience on Saturday, June 15th, on a unique night at the historic Odeon of Herodes Atticus, full of nostalgia and of course, music!
Combining blues, rock, hard rock, jazz and progressive elements with intense folk and ethnic influences, the band from Blackpool began their musical experimentation in the late '60s. Their eccentric, energetic appearances at London's classic Marquee Club brought Jethro Tull to the center of hard music, which was evolving both in Britain as well as worldwide.
Leader and multi-tasker, the artistic and dominant figure of Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson, was the first musician to incorporate the flute into rock music, making it the band’s trademark.
Their early recording years were marked by searches for musical forms and genres that best suited their intense temperament. Their blues debut, “This Was” (1968) succeeds “Stand Up” (1969), which drove the band to different musical paths, as well as “Benefit” (1970), which came to prepare everyone for their magnum opus, “Aqualung” (1971).
At that moment, the band's genius is widely recognized and Tull get officially established as genuine representatives of progressive rock. Every song touches perfection and every lead character, every life story in them, shocks from the very first hearing. In addition to “Aqualung”, “Locomotive Breath” and “Hymn 43” become the hymns of not only one generation, but of world rock music history!
In the years to come, the unrivaled creative ability of progressive pioneers Jethro Tull, continues to grow with sophisticated pace, new unexplored sounds, diverse and original releases, international awards and millions of worldwide sales. During the five decades of their career, they have performed for more than 3,000 live shows in 40 countries.
Steve Harris and Bruce Dickinson, Eddie Vedder, Nick Cave, John Myung, Marcus Siepen, Joe Bonamassa, Geddy Lee are some of those who have identified Jethro Tull as their musical influence, few of them have even covered some of their greatest hits.
In 2003 they performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus for the first time, in a historic sold out show. On Saturday June 15thIn 2003 they performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus for the first time, in a historic sold out show. On Saturday June 15th, sixteen years later, Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull return to the shadow of the Acropolis to celebrate 50 years and promise a magical night, in which the songs of this legendary band will be heard!
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