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 - Aqualung - 7th - UK - vinyl LP - £65.00, $92.30, €75.40 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2021 15:47)on May 12, 2021 at 9:36 am
JETHRO TULL Aqualung (Circa 1989 UK white 'big butterfly' label issue of the 1971 11-track LP, glossy gatefold picture sleeve with shop price sticker attached to the front, classic Jethro Tull release including the stunning Cross Eyed Mary. The sleeve shows minimal wear whilst the vinyl shows very little evidence of being played. This particular pressing was issued at the beginning of the decline of vinyl releases at the tail end of the 1980's early 90s, and is now hard to find, especially in such an outstanding condition CHR1044)
- Jethro Tull - Stormwatch - US - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.30, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 10-May-2021 14:51)on May 12, 2021 at 9:36 am
JETHRO TULL Stormwatch (Late 80s US 10-track LP on the white 'big butterfly' label, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows edgewear and minor creasing, while aside from a few very light paper scuffs, the vinyl is in excellent condition PV41238)
- Jethro Tull - Original Masters - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.30, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 03-May-2021 14:48)on May 12, 2021 at 9:36 am
JETHRO TULL Original Masters (1985 UK 12-track vinyl LP compilation featuring a fantastic selection of Tull tracks, including Aqualung, Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll, Too Young To Die and Life's A Long Song. The glossy picture sleeve shows some edgewear and the vinyl appears in excellent condition with merely a few faint paper scuffs to show play JTTV1)
- Jethro Tull - The Broadsword And The Beast - Barcode - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.30, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 04-May-2021 08:22)on May 12, 2021 at 9:36 am
JETHRO TULL The Broadsword And The Beast (1982 UK 10-track LP, including Beastie, Pussy Willow & legendary live-set closer, Cheerio, produced by former Yardbird, Paul Samwell-Smith, also features Fairport Convention's David Pegg & Gerry Conway; glossy picture sleeve designed by Iain McCaig, with a barcode on the reverse. The sleeve shows a little minor shelf wear and the vinyl shows only light signs of play CDL1380)
- Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery - 3rd - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $21.30, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2021 11:25)on May 12, 2021 at 9:36 am
JETHRO TULL Minstrel In The Gallery (1986 UK blue label issue of the classic 1975 6-track LP, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minorl shelfwear & the vinyl has little sign of play CHR1082)