Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson Expands Tour

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Last October, Ian Anderson presented U.S. audiences with Jethro Tull. Not the band Jethro Tull, which Anderson founded in the late ’60s, but rather the agriculturist after whom the band was named.

Written and performed by Anderson, the performance “celebrates the life and times of English agriculturalist Jethro Tull (1674-1741) with a narrative set in the near future,” according to a press release.

The presentation is playing markets around the world with performances in New Zealand during April and in the U.S beginning in May.

The U.S. dates include a special performance with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheater, in Morrison, CO, on May 26.

As previously noted, there will be a new album from Anderson and England’s The Carducci String Quartet. Jethro Tull – The String Quartets will be available on March 31 via The End Records/BMG. Pre-order is available here.

Related: Our interview with Ian Anderson

The concerts feature some of the best-known Tull repertoire dating from 1968. Most are accompanied by big screen HD video elements to enhance the concert experience. Classic rock favorites include: “Dharma For One” in 1968, “Bourée,” “Nothing Is Easy,” “Living In The Past,” “Aqualung,” “Locomotive Breath,” “My God,” “Aqualung” and “Thick As A Brick.”

Further tours and concerts will be scheduled throughout Europe, the U.S. and South America later in the year.

Anderson is accompanied by Tull members David Goodier (bass), John O’Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums).

Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson 2017

Apr 18 – Dunedin, NZ – Regent Theatre
Apr 19 – Christchurch, NZ – Isaac Theatre Royal
Apr 20 – Wellington, NZ – St. James Theatre
Apr 22 – Auckland, NZ – ASB Theatre at Aotea Centre
May 07 – Gouveia, Portugal – Teatro Cine Gouveia
May 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden
May 26 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
May 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Route 66 Casino, Legends Theatre
May 28 – El Paso, TX – Plaza Theatre PAC
May 30 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
May 31 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
June 1 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Casino, Choctaw Grand Theater

Aug 08 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
Aug 15 – Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands Marvin Sands PAC
Aug 18 – Grand Rapids, MI – Meijer Gardens Amphitheater
Aug 19 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Aug 20 – Windsor, ON – Caesars Windsor – The Colosseum
Aug 22 – Lewiston, NY – First Niagara Presents

Sept 23 – Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee
Sept 25 – Berlin, Germany – Admiralspalast
Sept 26 – Wuppertal, Germany – Historische Stadthalle
Sept 27 – Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal
Sept 29 – Mainz, Germany – Rheingoldhalle
Sept 30 – Osnabrück, Germany – Osnabrückhalle

Nov 01 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
Nov 04 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
Nov 05 – Baltimore, MD – Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick PAC
Nov 07 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
Nov 08 – Orlando, FL – Walt Disney Theater
Nov 09 – St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater
Nov 10 – Boca Raton, FL – Mizner Park Amphitheater

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