Jethro Tull Sunderland Empire 1990

Jethro Tull Sunderland Empire 1990
tulltixempire6may I went with a group of mates to this gig, some 19 years since we first saw Jethro Tull at the same venue. The late 80s and early 90s saw Tull return to rock and the blues for the albums Crest of a Knave (1987), Rock Island (1989), and Catfish Rising (1991). The one thing that sticks in my mind about this gig is Ian coming on stage with a massive search light which he then proceeded to shine at all of us. Looking back at the set list for the concert (of which live recordings exist) reminds me that Tull played some great old favourites that night; including Living In The Past and Love Story (that song is still a big favourite of mine). There was no support act for this show. Sunderland Empire 06-2.05.90
Thanks to Doug for the great picture, which he took at this concert.
Setlist: Intro: Tanz, Wond’ring Aloud, Steel Monkey, Thick As A Brick, Living In The Past, Rock Island, Nellie The Revenge (inst.), Cheap Day Return/Nursie, Mother Goose/Jack-A-Lynn, Love Story, Serenade To A Cuckoo, A Christmas Song, Budapest, Strange Avenues, Kissing Willie, Pine Martin’s Jig/Drowsy Maggie, Dun Ringill, Jack-In-The-Green, Said She Was A Dancer, My God (including flute solo, Bourée), Pussy Willow/Pibroch (instrumental), Another Christmas Song, Farm On The Freeway, Too Old To Rock’N’Roll, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, Fylingdale Flyer (instrumental), Cheerio.

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