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Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre and Band to Rock the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, September 16

Post Date:09/08/2017 5:30 PM

Jethro Tull lead guitarist Martin Barre, along with his all-star band will perform classics from the legendary progressive rock group Jethro Tull, Saturday, September 16 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center (LPAC).

For 43 years, Martin Barre has served as the guitarist and one of the creative forces behind Jethro Tull. Now, Barre has assembled a band to play the extensive Jethro Tull catalogue, including songs not performed for many years. Classic albums of the 70s, including Aqualung, Thick as a Brick, and A Passion Play; as well as timeless songs such as “Minstrel in the Gallery,” “Teacher,” and “Locomotive Breath” come to life in the hands of this master guitarist.

The success and longevity of Jethro Tull is in large part due to Barre’s unique, and now classic guitar sound; including his work on “Aqualung,” which was named as one of the top 20 guitar solos of all time. His abilities on the guitar provided much of the energy which enabled Jethro Tull to succeed both on record and in concert, culminating in the band’s 1988 Grammy win for Best Hard Rock Album for Crest of a Knave. Jethro Tull lead singer, Ian Anderson has said, "without Martin Barre, Jethro Tull could not exist."

Join the Martin Barre Band for an evening filled with hard rock classics, and impeccable guitar playing on Saturday, September 16, at 8 p.m. Seats are available at $29, $24, and Youth $10. Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at (661) 723-5950, or in person at the LPAC Box Office, 750 W. Lancaster BLVD.  Box Office hours are Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
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