Jethro Tull Announce Career-Spanning '50 for 50,' '50th Anniversary Hits' Compilations

Jethro Tull have announced two new, career-spanning compilations—50 for 50 and 50th Anniversary Hits—in celebration of their 50th anniversary.

50 for 50 is a three-disc set featuring 50 of the band's greatest tracks—hand-selected by frontman Ian Anderson—from all 21 of the band's studio albums. 50th Anniversary Hits meanwhile, features 15 of the best tracks from 50 for 50 collected onto a single disc.

50 for 50 ($29.98) and 50th Anniversary Hits ($14.98) will both be available May 25. A vinyl edition of 50th Anniversary Hits will be available August 31.

The band will also celebrate their 50th anniversary with an American tour this summer. You can check out a full list of dates below.

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Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson North American Tour

  • 5/30/18 Phoenix, AZ: Comerica Theatre
  • 6/1/18 Los Angeles, CA: Greek Theatre
  • 6/2/18 Berkeley, CA: The Greek Theatre
  • 6/3/18 Paso Robles, CA: Vina Robles Amphitheatre
  • 6/5/18 Visalia, CA: Visalia Fox Theatre
  • 6/6/18 Sacramento, CA: Sacramento Community Theater
  • 6/8/18 Bend, OR: Les Schwab Amphitheater
  • 6/9/18 Troutdale, OR: Edgefield
  • 6/10/18 Woodinville, WA: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
  • 6/29/18 Saint Louis, MO: Fox Theatre
  • 6/30/18 New Buffalo, MI: Four Winds Casino Resort - Silver Creek Event Center
  • 7/1/18 Sterling Heights, MI: Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
  • 7/3/18 Toronto, ON: Budweiser Stage
  • 8/31/18 Minneapolis, MN: State Theatre
  • 9/1/18 Kansas City, MO: Starlight Theatre
  • 9/3/18 Highland Park, IL: Ravinia Festival
  • 9/5/18 Huber Heights, OH: Rose Music Center at the Heights
  • 9/7/18 Vienna, VA: Wolf Trap
  • 9/8/18 Philadelphia, PA: Mann Center for the Performing Arts
  • 9/9/18 Boston, MA: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
  • 9/11/18 New York, NY: Beacon Theatre

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.