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4 October 1969
TULL TOUR STARTS WITH A BANG
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull had his coat torn off and his flute stolen when fans stormed the stage during their concert in Belfast* last Saturday.
The group's 20-city tour is expected to be a complete sell-out, and 500 people were turned away from Thursday's opening concert in Belfast**.
Jethro Tull's new single, 'Sweet Dream', will now be released on October 10, a week later than expected.
It was originally to have been released on the Island label, but Island did not consider the song suitable for a single release.
So 'Sweet Dream' is now the first release on the Chrysalis label, owned by and named after the group's agents.
They have also completed their third album, which will be released in January. From November 1 to December 9 they undertake a tour of America.
* the coat was ripped at the concert in Dublin, Saturday 27 September 1969
** the opening concert of the tour was at Newcastle City Hall, Thursday 25 September 1969.