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 - This Was - 5th - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 25-May-2022 12:38)on May 26, 2022 at 2:14 am
JETHRO TULL This Was (Early 70s UK issue of the debut 1968 10-track stereo LP on the pink rim 'palm tree' Island label, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with a little shelf wear & the vinyl is clean & grades Excellent, despite some faint paper hairline scuffs not affecting play ILPS9085)
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JETHRO TULL Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll (1976 UK first issue 10-track LP on the green Chrysalis label, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics on the back. The sleeve shows a little shelfwear & the vinyl has just a few light cosmetic marks that won'taffect play! CHR1111)
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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 bevel cornered lyric inner and textured gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows little evidence of any shelfwear or age and only one or two spots of light foxing to the inner, whilst the vinyl also remains in Excellent condition with very few signs of play CHR1044)
- Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood - 1st - Complete - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $93.75, €87.75 (New Item) (arrived 02-May-2022 16:38)on May 26, 2022 at 2:14 am
JETHRO TULL Songs From The Wood (1977 UK first press 9-track 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, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with light signs of play CHR1132)
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JETHRO TULL Minstrel In The Gallery (80s US issue of the classic 1975 6-track LP on Chrysalis, blue/white label design. The picture sleeve (still in opened shrink) has no deletion cuts & remains in Excellent condition with just some minor shelf wear, comes with the Chrysalis clear inner and the vinyl shows only the lightest signs of play PV41082)