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 - Songs From The Wood - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $34.19, €34.49 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2022 17:10)on October 6, 2022 at 2:12 am
JETHRO TULL Songs From The Wood (2017 UK issue of the 1977 10-track LP pressed on 180 gram Vinyl, picture sleeve with booklet. This copy remains in near as new condition)
- Jethro Tull - 'A' - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $17.10, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 30-Sep-2022 13:59)on October 6, 2022 at 2:12 am
JETHRO TULL 'A' (1980 UK 10-track LP with a guest appearance from Eddie Jobson who joined the band for their subsequent world tour, complete with illustrated lyric inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light sheflwear andthe vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play CDL1301)
- Jethro Tull - Benefit - 2nd - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $22.80, €23.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2022 09:56)on October 6, 2022 at 2:12 am
JETHRO TULL Benefit (Rare 1970 UK second issue 10-track vinyl LP with smooth green Chrysalis labels and A2/B1 matrices. This was one of only two issues of this album to carry the Island catalogue number as well as the 'i' on the green label and was released before the pink rim Island label press. The matte picture sleeve has a scuff with a little tear to the opening edge, whilst the vinyl has little sign of play. A nice play copy of this classic early Tull instalment ILPS9123)
- Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood - US - vinyl LP - £20.00, $22.80, €23.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2022 12:24)on October 6, 2022 at 2:12 am
JETHRO TULL Songs From The Wood (Original 1977 US blue Chrysalis label 9-track LP, a renowned Tull classic from their fabulous progressive-folk period, though this is folk like you've never heard, including 'Ring Out, Solstice Bells', picturesleeve with deletion corner cut plus lyric inner. The sleeve is still in its opened shrink and, aside from a few paper scuffs, the vinyl remains in excellent condition CHR1132)
- Jethro Tull - The Witch's Promise - 1st - P/S - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £18.00, $20.52, €20.70 (New Item) (arrived 22-Sep-2022 09:47)on October 6, 2022 at 2:12 am
JETHRO TULL The Witch's Promise (1970 UK first issue wide centred 7" vinyl single with just 'Witch's Promise' as the title on the label and running time given as 3:55, also including Teacher. The vinyl shows some light surface scuffs and signs ofplay and remains in excellent condition within the rare original picture sleeve that does have some genral wear WIP6077)