Martin Barre of Jethro Tull returns to the States for more North American tour dates

Martin Barre is returning to North America to perform more shows this April. Look for concerts in New Jersey, Maryland, New York, Connecticut, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. More dates this fall in September and October. Some of them are confirmed below.

For the past five years Martin has toured the world with his own band to play the “classic” music from the Jethro Tull catalogue, and also many new tracks written by Martin from his albums AWAY WITH WORDS and ORDER OF PLAY, plus his latest album, BACK TO STEEL. BACK TO STEEL will be released in North America later this year on 71st Street Music.

For 43 years Martin Barre was the renowned guitarist of Jethro Tull, and his role in the band cannot be overestimated. Bruce Eder wrote on, “His playing has provided much of the energy that allows the band to soar on record and in concert.”

His unique sound and style contributed enormously to their success, which includes several chart topping albums, eleven gold and five platinum albums, a Grammy Award for CREST OF A KNAVE in 1988, and album sales exceeding 60 million units. Tull continues to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.

Martin’s band features lead singer/guitarist Dan Crisp, drummer George Lindsay, bass player Alan Thomson.  All members are committed to giving the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years with a few surprises along the way, as well as classic covers of a variety of folks, this past fall were songs by Porcupine Tree and Warren Haynes.

Blogcritics’ Jon Sobel caught the Martin Barre Band vibe in the intimate Rockwood Music Hall, and called them a “‘bar band’ in the best possible sense: The musicians were approachable and communicative, and looked and sounded like they were having a blast. Other moments felt like a badass progressive rock concert.”

Emily Clark of Plymouth, MA’s Wicked Local was stunned by Martin’s presence, “He can do all intricate fingering, lace melody on top of melody and play lightning fast. But what he does that sets him apart is his on-the-spot arrangement of songs, his crafting of melodies that are truly beautiful and not just a case of show-off athletics and his understanding of when to shut up and when to roar…His love affair is with this song, not himself.”


Martin Barre – confirmed North American Tour dates:

April 10                       B.B. King Blues Club, New York, NY
April 11                       Rams Head, Annapolis, MD
April 12                       Tim McLoone’s Supper Club, Asbury Park, NJ
April 21                       Infinity Hall, Hartford, CT
April 22                       Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ

April 23                       Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA

April 26                       Martyrs’ Live, Chicago, IL
April 28                       Daryl’s House Club, Pawling, NY
April 29                       Hanover Theatre, Worcester, MA
April 30                       Blue Ocean Music Hall, Salisbury, MA

September 7               Parker Press Park, Woodbridge, NJ

September 8               Natick Center For The Arts, Natick, MA
September 9               Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA
September 10 & 11     Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH
September 13 & 14     Lovin’ Cup Bistro & Brews, Rochester, NY

September 15               Sportsmens Tavern, Buffalo, NY
September 16               The Dock, Ithaca, NY
September 28 & 29     Freshwater Gallery, Boyne City, MI

September 30              Reggies Night Club, Chicago, IL
October 1                      The Warehouse, Carmel, IN
October 2 & 3              Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza, Worthington, OH

October 7                    Jonathan’s Music Hall, ME
October 8                    Spruce Peak Performing Arts, Stowe, VT

October 14                  River Club Music Hall, Scituate, MA

October 15                  The Iron Horse, Northampton, MA
October 21                  Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA
October 28                  Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
October 29 & 30        The Dakota, Minneapolis, MN


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Live performances including Tull songs, intriguing covers by the Beatles, Robert Johnson:

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