Former Jethro Tull guitarist performing Aqualung in Barrie

Martin Barre and his band will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic album with a local tour on July 10 at the Georgian Theater

Former Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre and his band will perform a 50th anniversary celebration of the iconic Scuba diving suit album in Barrie on July 10 at the Georgian Theatre.

Barre’s special guest band member for the celebration of this historic album will be Tull’s original drummer, Clive Bunker. The organizers say Scuba diving suit will be played in its entirety and in order for the first time. The band will also perform additional classic Tull tunes and Barre originals.

Released on March 19, 1971, Scuba diving suit is Tull’s fourth studio album. Its success was a turning point in the band’s career, which became major radio and touring performers.

Recorded at Island Records studio in London, England, it was their first album with keyboardist John Evan as a full-time member, their first with new bassist Jeffrey Hammond, and the last album with Bunker on drums. He left the band shortly after the album’s release.

Scuba diving suit is Jethro Tull’s best-selling album, with over seven million units sold worldwide. It spawned two singles, Hymn 43 and Locomotive Breath, as well as the well-known title track with Barre’s unforgettable solo.

Barre and the band will also perform a career-spanning set of many of the classics that Tull fans have loved for so many years, as well as in-depth catalog tracks from the band’s various albums.

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