Get ready for some flute solos, Bend.

British progressive blues rockers Jethro Tull will perform at Les Schwab Amphitheater on June 8 as part of its 50th anniversary tour, the venue announced today. It’s the first announcement for Les Schwab’s 2018 season.

Advance tickets cost $79 plus fees for reserved seats or $50 plus fees for general admission, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at bendconcerts.com or at the Ticket Mill in the Old Mill District. Ticket prices go up to $85/$55 on the day of show.

Les Schwab will also introduce new safety policies for the 2018 season, according to a news release. These include enhanced inspection and security at the gate, including bag checks and the use of metal detectors, wands or physical pat-downs, the release said. Les Schwab has used wands and metal detectors for the past two years but will ramp up use this year, venue director Marney Smith said.

Low-profile chairs will still be allowed at the majority of shows, but blankets, towels or yoga mats of any size are now forbidden, the release said.

“They take up an enormous amount of time at the entry because people bring things wrapped up in the blankets, they bring blankets that are enormous,” Smith said. “They essentially take up a lot of the security’s time for a very minor portion of the venue itself. By eliminating them, the lines will go much, much faster, and free up security to focus on what’s important.”

Smith said Les Schwab reviews its safety and security procedures annually. “It’s particularly pertinent this year because of the recent shootings, but it is something that we maintain and do annually,” she said.

For more information, visit bendconcerts.com.

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