'Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull 2020 Tour' adds 6 new dates and will feature 'intimate evening of performance and chat'

The show, called 'Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull 2020 Tour' would feature archival footage and will see Anderson talking about his career, the history of Jethro Tull and answering audience questions, along with performances


                            'Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull 2020 Tour' adds 6 new dates and will feature 'intimate evening of performance and chat'

Ian Anderson, the frontman of Jethro Tull, the British progressive rock band formed in the late sixties, has announced six new dates for his tour. Earlier this month, Anderson -- the band’s vocalist, flutist and guitarist -- announced he would visit smaller venues along with guitarist Joe Parrish and have "an intimate evening of performance and chat."

The show, called 'Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull 2020 Tour' would feature archival footage and will see Anderson talking about his career, the history of Jethro Tull and answering audience questions, along with performances. 

Originally, only three dates were announced for this tour. But with six more, now there are a total of nine shows. The dates and the venues are: Westlands (Yeovil ) on April 20, 2020; St George's (Bristol) on April 21, 2020; Town Hall (Cheltenham) on April 22, 2020; Drill Hall (Lincoln) on May 3, 2020; City Varieties (Leeds) on May 4, 2020; Opera House (Buxton) on May 5, 2020; Blackheath Halls (London) on May 17, 2020; Palace Theatre (Southend on Sea) on May 18, 2020; and G Live (Guildford) on May 19, 2020.

Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull tour. (Source: Press Handout)

On the idea of these shows, Anderson said: “I’m looking forward to visiting some lesser-played Tull songs and receiving some tricky questions from the audience!” Tickets will go on sale direct from the venues on November 23.

Earlier this month, Louder reported Anderson will also hit the road on the 'Jethro Tull: The Prog Years tour' in late 2020, where the band will play material from albums including ‘Stand Up’, ‘Benefit’, ‘Aqualung’, ‘Thick As A Brick’ and ‘A Passion Play’. On the tour, Anderson will be accompanied by Jethro Tull band musicians David Goodier on bass, John O'Hara on keyboards, Parrish on guitar and Scott Hammond on drums. 

Anderson said about the tour, “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.”

Jethro Tull is among the most iconic bands of rock history. Initially playing blues rock and jazz fusion, the band later developed their unique sound, a mixture of rock and folk. The band spent much of last year on the road celebrating their 50th anniversary with a massive tour.

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