The new Jethro Tull concert tour returns to the States starting April 2016, in which Ian Anderson celebrates the life and times of English agriculturalist Jethro Tull.
Ian Anderson is known as the legendary frontman for the classic rock band Jethro Tull and reimagines his namesake with a narrative set in the near future. The show presents some of the best known songs from the repertoire of the band Jethro Tull.
Jethro Tull (The Story), written and performed by Ian Anderson, runs from April 1st through the 16th, with shows in Waukegan IL, continuing through the Midwest in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin, and through the south in Tennessee, Alabama and Atlanta.
InJethro Tull, Ian touches on topical issues including including climate change, intensive food production and population growth. New material specially written for this show includes “Prosperous Pasture,” “Fruits Of Frankenfield,” “And The World Feeds Me,” “Stick, Twist, Bust,” and “The Turnstile Gate.”
Jethro Tull features amongst many Tull favorites “Heavy Horses,” “Farm On The Freeway,” “Songs From The Wood,” “Aqualung,” “Living In The Past,” “Wind-Up,” “A New Day Yesterday,” “The Witch’s Promise” and “Locomotive Breath,” sometimes with slightly re-written lyrics to better tell the tale.
The show has already played in the UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, Brazil and Argentina, recently finishing an eight day run in the North East U.S. to widely encouraging reviews. The Oakland Press writer Gary Graff offers: “A characteristically exceptional Tull concert…entertaining and original.”
Blogcritics’ Jon Sobel writes that Ian Anderson has “got plenty of creative tricks up his sleeve.”
philly.com’s A. D. Amarosi says that the show is “something new” and “weirdly winning.”
Ian is accompanied by David Goodier (bass), John O’Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests on screen including Ryan O’Donnell who shared the stage with Ian in recent tours for Homo Erraticus and Thick As A Brick and Icelandic singer/violinist/actress Unnur Birna Björnsdóttir who appears on screen throughout the show.
In addition to U.S. dates in April and October 2016, Jethro Tull will be performed by Ian Anderson in Czech Republic, Sweden and Germany plus more cities and countries to be announced.
2016 Tour Dates:
4/1/16 Waukegan IL Genesee Theatre
4/2/16 Appleton, WI Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
4/4/16 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
4/5/16 Omaha, NE Holland Performing Arts Center
4/7/16 Fort Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre
4/8/16 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
4/9/16 Grand Rapids, MI Devos Performance Hall
4/11/16 Akron, OH Akron Civic Theatre
4/12/16 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center for the Arts
4/13/16 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
4/15/16 Montgomery, AL Montgomery Performing Arts Center
4/16/16 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
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