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Jethro Tull will rock for sold-out crowd at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS

October 2, 2007

Contact: Bryan Leonard, 217/206-8284, leonard.bryan@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD – Legendary rock band Jethro Tull is coming to Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, on Monday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m. for a sold-out performance.  The show will feature both acoustic and electric sets.

Beginning with 1971's Aqualung, Jethro Tull has produced a series of classic, best-selling albums including Thick as a Brick, Too Old to Rock and Roll: Too Young to Die, Minstrel in the Gallery, Songs from the Wood, and Heavy Horses.  Although the band has reached its fourth decade of recording and performing, it has remained a leader in the field of progressive rock.

Jethro Tull is led by vocalist and flutist Ian Anderson, who is widely regarded as the man who introduced the flute to rock music.  Anderson also plays ethnic flutes and whistles, acoustic guitar, and mandolins, giving Jethro Tull the unique textures that are an integral part of the band's sound.

Sangamon Auditorium is located at the University of Illinois at Springfield and hosts more than 120 performances annually. Also home to the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and Springfield Ballet Company, it is the only auditorium of its kind and size in the Springfield area, with a seating capacity of 2,018. Sangamon Auditorium continues to fulfill its mission of presenting and supporting varied cultural and educational professional arts activities to audiences in Springfield, Sangamon County, and the surrounding areas. The auditorium administrative offices can be reached at (217) 206-6150 or by e-mail at onstage@uis.edu.

 

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