Martin Barre to Return to Strand Theatre, June 23rd
HUDSON FALLS – Legendary guitarist, Martin Barre, is set to return to The Strand Theatre on June 23rd. Barre, who rose to fame as lead guitarist in perhaps one of the best-selling, and genre-bending progressive rock band, Jethro Tull, will deliver a fantastic night of music with his band, as they take you on a terrific trip down some of Tull’s biggest hits.
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. At the center of Tull’s unique sound is guitarist Martin Barre, renowned for his formidable mastery of historic riffs, power chords and soaring melodic solos. Martin Barre celebrates the musical journey of Jethro Tull throughout the decades at his new show A Brief History of Tull. The show will feature a special visual presentation that, together with the music, highlights the 50 years of Jethro Tull musical career. Classic Tull hits played throughout the interactive performance include songs from legendary albums such as Thick As A Brick, Aqualung, Stand Up, Songs From The Wood, A Passion Play, Heavy Horses and many more! He will be bringing a spectacular show with his touring band, featuring the iconic voice of Dan Crisp on lead vocals, Alan Thomson on bass and Terl Bryant on drums. Join us as Martin takes you back on the formidable journey of Jethro Tull – it will be a show you will not want to miss!
Martin Barre’s sound and playing was a major factor in their success, earning him a high level of respect and recognition. His solos were voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on “Aqualung.” His playing on the album Crest of a Knave earned him a Grammy award in 1989. As well as numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared the stage with such legends as Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin.
In case you missed it, check out Lucas Garrett’s recent interview with Martin right here.
The show will begin at 8:00 pm. Tickets for general admission are $50.00 and can be purchased online here or in person at The Strand’s box office.
There will also be VIP tickets for this event. VIP event includes:
-‘listening in’ during the sound check
-a private acoustic performance featuring Martin Barre and Dan Crisp
-meet and greet with Martin
-8:00 pm performance with The Martin Barre Band.
You can purchase the VIP tickets here.