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Jethro Tull's Martin Barre + Special Guests AQUALUNG 50th Anniversary Tour

Wednesday, Jan. 19 | 7:00pm ET (6:00pm CT)

Classic Rock

In 1969, a band of four English musicians arrived in New York and literally took America by storm. Over the next 50 years, this legendary band accumulated over 65 million record sales and a following of loyal fans that are the envy of rock bands worldwide! This band was Jethro Tull.

Aqualung, probably the most famous and celebrated of all of Jethro Tull’s albums, is now celebrating 50 years since its release in 1971. At the centre of Tull’s unique sound is guitarist Martin Barre, who is renowned for his formidable mastery of historic riffs, power chords and soaring melodic solos.

Martin is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic and legendary album Aqualung with a worldwide tour throughout 2021. Territories will include South America, USA, Canada and Europe. He will be bringing a spectacular show playing the album in its entirety with his touring band The Martin Barre Band - featuring Dan Crisp on lead vocals, Alan Thomson on keyboard, and Darby Todd on Drums; together with former Jethro Tull band members Clive Bunker on drums and Dee Palmer on keyboard.

Martin Says: “Aqualung was the album that defined Tull. Sumptuous melodies, big dynamics and power riffs galore. Acoustic met electric...and it all worked.”

The anniversary tour will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit back and relive this legendary album, being played in full and in sequence for the first time.

About Special Guests:

Clive Bunker - was the original drummer with Tull and played on Stand Up, Benefit & Aqualung he was part of the original band that stormed the USA from 1969

Dee Palmer - arranged string, brass, and woodwind parts for Jethro Tull songs in the late 1960s through to the present day. Formally joining the group in 1976, playing keyboards on albums including Songs from The Wood, Heavy Horses & Stormwatch.


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Box Office opens at 4:00pm ET
Starts 7:00pm, doors open 6:00pm

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About The Acorn 

The Acorn brings great known performers and amazing new ones to southwest Michigan.  Located in the historic featherbone factory, The Acorn’s friendly staff and volunteers, and an acoustically rich sound system combine for memorable experiences. We’re located in Three Oaks, Michigan …  just over an hour from downtown Chicago and 30 minutes from South Bend, IN.

The Acorn, a nonprofit organization, annually hosts a singer songwriter competition and a Spectacular Tournament of Playwrights. Our Open Mic nights showcase a variety of strong talent and our educational workshops include songwriting and master classes in performance.

The Acorn’s Mission

To offer a broad range of high-quality arts and education programming that nurtures cultural experience, participation and community engagement among residents and visitors of all ages and enhances the economic vitality of the region.


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