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 - Stand Up - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $265.20, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 01-Mar-2021 10:14)on March 1, 2021 at 10:23 am
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JETHRO TULL This Was (1999 UK Limited Edition Audiophile issue of the 1968 10-track LP pressed on 180gram virgin vinyl, pink retro-style Chrysalis labels, issued as part of the Millennium Vinyl Collection, high quality glossy gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has very little wear and the vinyl looks seldom played)
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JETHRO TULL Aqualung (1973 UK fourth issue of the 1971 11-track LP with gothic label print & 'All Rights' perimeter text, complete with lyric inner, textured gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just light shelfwear & some notable foxingto the inner, whilst the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play CHR1044)
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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)
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JETHRO TULL M.U. (1976 UK 11-track compilation LP, embossed picture sleeve with fold out discography poster. The sleeve shows little wear & the vinyl is Excellent & appears barely played CHR1078)