WHAT’S ON: Prepare for music legends Jethro Tull to rock Poole in 2020


Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, have announced one of the world’s most successful progressive rock bands Jethro Tull, will play the Concert Hall on Saturday 10 October 2020.

Still fronted by Ian Anderson, the band will play a broad mix of material, some focusing on the earlier period to the later ‘heavy hitters’ of the Tull catalogue from albums such as Stand Up and Thick As A Brick. The performance will be enhanced full scale video projections.

During February 1968, Jethro Tull first appeared under that name at the famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London. The groups first major break occurred when they were a surprise hit at the Sunbury Jazz and Blues festival and have since gone on to sell over 60 million albums.

The original line-up of Anderson, Cornick, Bunker and Abrahams recorded and released their first album This Was on the Island label later that year. After the departure of Mick Abrahams and his replacement by Martin Barre, another thirty or so musicians would join the ranks over the decades, some staying for a few months; some for the longer haul.

As writer, producer, flautist, vocalist and occasional guitarist, Ian Anderson continues to perform with the band typically doing 80-100 shows each year all over the world.

This time round, Ian Anderson will be accompanied by musicians Joe Parrish (guitar), David Goodier (bass), John O’Hara (Keyboard) and Scott Hammond (drums).

Tickets are now on sale online and in person from the box office. Tickets booked by telephone or online are subjected to a booking fee of up to £1.75 per ticket. To buy tickets, click here.


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