Ian Anderson and the Jethro Tull Band have announced an 11-date UK tour which will take place in 2020.
The Prog Years Tour will begin at The Waterside in Aylesbury on September 30 and wrap up at The Forum in Bath on October 13.
Anderson says: “Dusting off many older progressive songs amongst my earliest attempts to experiment outside the blues repertoire we began with has proved hugely enjoyable.
“Along the way, over the last 50 years, there have been a good few pieces that still strongly resonate with me today on either a musical or lyrical level. Hopefully both.
“Some are really tricky to play – some might sound that way but fall under the fingers quite naturally, although the overall arrangements require feats of memory! Test my marbles – come to the party!”
Anderson will be joined onstage by bassist David Goodier, keyboardist John O’Hara, guitarist Joe Parrish, who replaces Florian Ophale, and drummer Scott Hammond, while the shows will be enhanced by full scale video projection.
Tickets will go on general sale from 9am on November 6.
Anderson has also announced a separate tour titled Ian Anderson On Jethro Tull, which will see the Tull frontman appear at a number of smaller venues across the country.
The intimate evenings of chat and archive footage will see Anderson talking about his career, the history of Jethro Tull, while Anderson will also answer questions from the audience.
He’ll will be joined onstage by guitarist Parish to play a few Tull songs.
Only three dates have so far been confirmed, with further shows to be added in due course. Tickets will go on sale at the end of November on a date still to be finalised. Find further details below.
Ian Anderson and the Jethro Tull Band: The Prog Years Tour 2020
Sep 30: Aylesbury The Waterside
Oct 01: Leicester De Montfort Hall
Oct 03: Blackburn St George’s Hall
Oct 04: Perth Concert Hall
Oct 05: Glasgow Pavilion Theatre
Oct 06: Stoke-On-Trent Victoria Hall
Oct 08: London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Oct 09: Brighton Dome
Oct 10: Poole Lighthouse
Oct 12: Reading Hexagon
Oct 13: Bath The Forum
Ian Anderson On Jethro Tull 2020 tour
Apr 20: Yeovil Westlands
Apr 21: Bristol St George’s
Apr 22: Cheltenham Town Hall
Further dates will be revealed in due course
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- Jethro Tull - Benefit - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £60.00, $75.00, €67.20 (New Item) (arrived 07-Aug-2020 12:04)on August 11, 2020 at 1:51 am
JETHRO TULL Benefit (Rare 1970 UK second issue 10-track LP with smooth green Chrysalis labels, matt pinched spine picture sleeve. This was one of only two issues of this album to carry the Island catalogue number and the 'i' on the green label, released before the pink rim Island label press. The sleeve is Excellent with some light ring wear scuffing & the vinyl shows only light signs of play ILPS9123)
- Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 06-Aug-2020 12:14)on August 11, 2020 at 1:51 am
JETHRO TULL Heavy Horses (1978 UK 9-track LP,loosely referred to as part of the band's prog-folk album trilogy although harder than the previous Songs From The Wood, complete with matching lyric inner, textured & embossed picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing and the vinyl remains in superb condition with few signs of play CHR1175)
- Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood - 1st - Complete - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $93.75, €84.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 05-Aug-2020 15:59)on August 11, 2020 at 1:51 am
JETHRO TULL Songs From The Wood (1977 UK first issue 9-track vinyl LP on the green Chrysalis label with '10th Set' matrices, a renowned Tull classic from their fabulous progressive-folk period, though this is folk like you've never heard, complete with Tull discography inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play CHR1132)
- Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2020 15:53)on August 11, 2020 at 1:51 am
JETHRO TULL Minstrel In The Gallery (Late 70s UK second issue of the 1975 7-track vinyl LP on the green Chrysalis label with 'All Rights' perimeter text, complete with the illustrated lyric inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a littlelight shelfwear & the vinyl remains in great condition with few signs of play CHR1082)
- Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick - Japanese - vinyl LP - £55.00, $68.75, €61.60 (New Item) (arrived 05-Aug-2020 11:26)on August 11, 2020 at 1:51 am
JETHRO TULL Thick As A Brick (1972 Japanese tan 'steamboat' label LP manufactured by Warner-Pioneer, housed in the St. Cleve Chronicle fold-out newspaper style sleeve with Japanese insert. The sleeve shows minor evidence of discolouring with a tiny internal edge split & the vinyl is Excellent with minimal play. A fine example! P-8233R)