Ian Anderson announces ‘Jethro Tull – The String Quartet’ album

Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull has released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. With nearly 50 years’ history, the band has performed more than 3,000 concerts in 40 countries, playing 100+ concerts each year. Now, Ian Anderson, John O’Hara, and the Carducci Quartet are set to release Jethro Tull – The String Quartets, a collection of 12 re-imagined Tull classics, allowing Tull fans and classical music connoisseurs to enjoy the band’s vast catalog in a new way.

The album will be available in the U.S. on March 24th via BMG/The End Records on CD and LP.

In addition, Ian Anderson is returning to the United States for three rock tours in 2017; firstly, during this May and June in the Mountain States, Texas, and Oklahoma. These concerts are Best of Jethro Tull multimedia performances billed as “Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson” and feature the regular rock band. They will take place in Albuquerque, El Paso, Sugar Land (Houston), Austin, and Durant OK. Tickets for Albuquerque, El Paso, Austin and Durant are on sale now. Sugar Land tickets go on sale Friday, February 24th. Stay tuned for an announcement for one more show for the May tour.

There will be a special concert of Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheater, in Morrison, Colorado, on May 26th.

May 26th – Red Rocks Amphitheater; Morrison, CO (with the Colorado Symphony)
May 27th – Route 66 Casino; Legends Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
May 28th – Plaza Theatre PAC; El Paso, TX
May 30th – Smart Financial Centre; Sugar Land (Houston), TX
May 31st – ACL Live at the Moody Theater; Austin, TX
June 1st – Choctaw Casino, Choctaw Grand Theater; Durant, OK

In 2017, Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson will play in Australia and New Zealand during April with further tours and concerts throughout Europe, USA and South America later in the year.

Ian is accompanied by Tull members David Goodier (bass), John O’Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums).


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