1973

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FEB 3 - NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS UK
SOUNDS MAGAZINE UK
FEB 12 - TIME MAGAZINE USA
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FEB 17 - NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS UK
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http://www.tullpress.com/73.htm

MAR 4

Brøndby Hallen  København, Denmark

MAR 6

Kongress Zentrum Halle, Hamburg, Germany

MAR 16 - Roma Italy Ian with translator) interviewed on Italian TV

MAR 18

​Palasport (Palazzo dello Sport) Bologna, Italy

APR 28/29 - ​Empire Pool, Wembley   London, UK ​​Was to have been the live premiere of 'A Passion Play', but was cancelled, despite being a sold-out show.  http://www.tullpress.com/s28apr73.htm

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MAY 13 - Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tn. USA The first confirmed live performance of 'A Passion Play'

MAY 23/24

Kiel Auditorium, St Louis MS

MAY 15 - Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tn. USA

MAY 25

Henry Levitt Arena  Wichita, Ks. USA

MAY CREEM MAGAZINE COVER USA

MAY 30 - Maple Leaf Gardens Toronto, Canada. The sound accompanying the 'Hare who lost it's spectacles' film broke down

JUNE 4 - NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS UK

Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada ​​​​http://www.tullpress.com/nme16jun73.htm

Passion Play intro film sound failed - see article

JUNE 22/23  - Empire Pool, Wembley London, UK.  Makeup for cancelled shows in April. 'These shows were the ones savaged by the UK critics, which coloured all subsequent reviews of Tull'

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http://www.tullpress.com/mm23jun73.htm

JUNE 30 - Infamous Melody Maker Review of Wembley shows  by Chris Welch

http://www.tullpress.com/mm30jun73.htm

http://www.tullpress.com/mm21jul73.htm

“It gives me no pleasure to report upon this recording. In fact I cannot recall an album by a British rock band that has given me more pain to endure”.​​​ ​​​​​New Musical Express Webley review by Steve Clarke http://www.tullpress.com/nme30jun73.htm

​​​“Sounds” Wembley review by Rob Mackie ​http://www.tullpress.com/s30jun73.htm

​Disc and Music Echo by Andrew Taylor ​http://www.tullpress.com/d30jun73.htm

JULY 1

Memorial Auditorium   Buffalo, NY. USA

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JULY 13

UK release of 'A Passion Play'

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JULY 15

Sam Houston Coliseum. Houston, Tx. USA

 JULY 18

 LA Forum, Inglewood, Ca. USA.  Melody Maker July 7 article of Tull’s 3 night Sell out at the LA Forum.

 http://www.tullpress.com/mm7jul73.htm

This shows the Passion Play has become the biggest rock attraction in the world. During their current American tour they will be seen by one million people. And the group are the first ever to sell out three consecutive shows at the Forum. A fourth concert has now been scheduled

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JULY 19 - Sports Arena, San Diego, Ca. USA

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JULY 20

LA Forum, Inglewood, Ca. USA photos provided by stage crew. Chris Crump by Julie Dietz

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JULY 21

LA Forum   Inglewood, Ca. USA

JULY 22

LA Forum   Inglewood, Ca. USA

LA Times review of Passion Play concert

http://www.tullpress.com/lat24jul73.htm

Melody Maker review of LA concert

http://www.tullpress.com/mm4aug73.htm

                    

JULY 23

US release of 'A Passion Play'

Reaches number one in USA album charts.

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Rolling Stone Review of Passion Play lp

http://www.tullpress.com/rs30aug73.htm

 

JULY 23

Coliseum   Oakland, Ca. USA

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AUG 25

Tull announced their retirement from live concerts and Announce plans for feature film.

New Musical Express - Retirement forced by critical abuse

http://www.tullpress.com/nme25aug73.htm

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Melody Maker “Tull Retire Hurt”

http://www.tullpress.com/mm25aug73.htm

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Warchild Film

Sounds Aug 25

http://www.tullpress.com/s25aug73.htm

​Los Angeles Times

http://www.tullpress.com/lat25aug73.htm

AUG 28

Madison Square Garden,  NYC, NY. USA

AUG 30

POP – German Magazinehttp://www.tullpress.com/pop30aug73.htm

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AUG 31

Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY. USA

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SEPT - CIRCUS MAGAZINE USA

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SEPT 8-9

Public Hall, Cleveland, Oh. USA

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SEPT 10

War Memorial Auditorium,Rochester, NY. USA

HILARIOUSLY AWFUL REVIEW OF THE ROCHESTER NY SHOW.

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SEPT 20

Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Al. USA

                 

SEPT 22

Bayfront Center, St. Petersburg, Fl. USA

             

SEPT 29 Garden Boston, Ma. USA -

 

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this was to have been Tull's last ever live concert after previously announcing retirement.

NOV - ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

IAN ANDERSON PLANS A MOVIE;  HE'LL PLAY GOD!

http://www.tullpress.com/rs8nov73.htm

The end of the 1973 Passion Play tour crew photo contributed to us by Chris Crump

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