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 - Sweet Dream - wide - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $9.84, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 01-Feb-2023 16:52)on February 3, 2023 at 6:47 pm
JETHRO TULL Sweet Dream (1969 UK wide centred 7" single manufactured by Island, also including 17, Chrysalis die-cut paper sleeve. The sleeve shows somelight ageing & the vinyl is in excellent condition WIP6070)
- Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $36.90, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 16-Jan-2023 09:55)on February 3, 2023 at 6:47 pm
JETHRO TULL Thick As A Brick (1972 UK second issue LP, pressed by Island without the white 'i' logo or perimeter label text, superb fold-out thick card newspaper picture sleeve. Due to the design, the sleeve [VG] has succumbed to some light general edge wear/scuffing, which is not uncommon, & there is some mild age yellowing yet the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with just light evidence of play CHR1003)
- Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses - 1st - EX - US - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.45, €16.80 (Back In Stock) (arrived 10-Jan-2023 14:31)on February 3, 2023 at 6:47 pm
JETHRO TULL Heavy Horses (1978 US first issue 9-track LP from the brilliant middle chapter of the Tull progressive folk phase, complete with lyric inner, textured & embossed picture sleeve with small promo punch hole. The sleeve shows a little light wear with some edge scuffing & the vinyl remains Excellent with just a few faint paper scuffs not affecting play CHR1175)
- Jethro Tull - Stormwatch - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.30, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jan-2023 16:20)on February 3, 2023 at 6:47 pm
JETHRO TULL Stormwatch (1988 UK issue of the 1979 10-track LP, the third & final part of the band's 'folk trilogy', housed in a glossy picture sleeve. This copy remains in near as new condition CDL1238-1)
- Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $153.75, €140.00 (New Item) (arrived 11-Jan-2023 15:14)on February 3, 2023 at 6:47 pm
JETHRO TULL Thick As A Brick (1972 UK first press two-part LP, pressed by Island with the white 'i' logo & perimeter text along the top of the label, housed in the original fold-out thick card newspaper picture sleeve. The sleeve remains in Excellent condition with a small amount of discolouring or scuffing around the edges. The vinyl displays some ght hairlines displaying light signs of play. A nice copy of this hard to find first issue CHR1003)