FEB 3 - NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS UK
SOUNDS MAGAZINE UK
FEB 12 - TIME MAGAZINE USA
FEB 17 - NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS UK
MAR 16 - Roma Italy Ian with translator) interviewed on Italian TV
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
MAY 13 - Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tn. USA The first confirmed live performance of 'A Passion Play'
Kiel Auditorium, St Louis MS
MAY 15 - Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tn. USA
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 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'
JUNE 30 - Infamous Melody Maker Review of Wembley shows by Chris Welch
“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
Memorial Auditorium Buffalo, NY. USA
UK release of 'A Passion Play'
LA Forum, Inglewood, Ca. USA. Melody Maker July 7 article of Tull’s 3 night Sell out at the LA Forum.
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
JULY 19 - Sports Arena, San Diego, Ca. USA
LA Forum, Inglewood, Ca. USA photos provided by stage crew. Chris Crump by Julie Dietz
LA Forum Inglewood, Ca. USA
LA Forum Inglewood, Ca. USA
LA Times review of Passion Play concert
Melody Maker review of LA concert
US release of 'A Passion Play'
Reaches number one in USA album charts.
Rolling Stone Review of Passion Play lp
Coliseum Oakland, Ca. USA
Tull announced their retirement from live concerts and Announce plans for feature film.
New Musical Express - Retirement forced by critical abuse
Melody Maker “Tull Retire Hurt”
Sounds Aug 25
Los Angeles Times
Madison Square Garden, NYC, NY. USA
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY. USA
SEPT - CIRCUS MAGAZINE USA
Public Hall, Cleveland, Oh. USA
War Memorial Auditorium,Rochester, NY. USA
HILARIOUSLY AWFUL REVIEW OF THE ROCHESTER NY SHOW.
Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Al. USA
Bayfront Center, St. Petersburg, Fl. USA
SEPT 29 Garden Boston, Ma. USA -
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!
The end of the 1973 Passion Play tour crew photo contributed to us by Chris Crump