The legendary Jethro Tull will perform live at Technopolis City of AThens, delivering a lesson of rock music history and marking the first and probably the only concert of such a historical value, that will take place in Greece, in summer of 2020.
The legendary anthems of the British pioneers Jethro Tull, will sound in Athens for yet another time, and will make us forget all about the festival-free summer that covid-19 forced us into, so that we can gaze at the future with positivity.
Coming from Blackpool, England, Jethro Tull embarked on their musical journey in the late 1960s. Today, having sold 60 million records worldwide, more than 21 albums including 11 certified gold and 5 platinum and more than 3,000 live performances in 40 countries, Jethro Tull has been named one of the most important and eccentric progressive rock bands of the 20th century.
At the center of every stage is the iconic persona of Ian Anderson, who has the role of the group’s leader. With an artistic ingenuity that was remarkable already from their early years, he dares to put the flute as a key instrument in the Jethro Tull- machine, making it the band’s trademark.
Among their first records one finds their blues debut, “This Was” (1968), which is followed by “Stand Up” (1969) and “Benefit” (1970), the album which is set to prepare us for their magnum opus, “Aqualung” (1971). There are no appropriate words to speak of this masterpiece, which still stands boldly as one of the most important rock releases of all time.
The progressive rock genre, proud of its worthy children, finds in “Locomotive Breath” and “Hymn 43” the hymns that will be sung by thousands of fans worldwide. Throughout this musical journey of 5 decades, the sound of Jethro Tull passed by blues and jazz, progressive and classic rock, always keeping their unique folk elements.
Jethro Tull has been adored by acknowledged musicians such as Steve Harris and Bruce Dickinson, Eddie Vedder, Nick Cave, John Myung, Marcus Siepen και Joe Bonamassa, and we can be no less than excited for their forthcoming live show in Athens Greece on Saturday, September 23 at Technopolis City of Athens.
A very limited number of tickets will be available for the show, and all attenders will be seated due to the government's instruction for the prevention of the covid-19 spread. All social distancing measures will be followed as well.