Jethro Tull at High Voltage 2011
One of the world's most successful and enduring 'progressive rock' bands - Jethro Tull - have announced that they will return to the road with The Prog Years Tour 2020 with 11 dates across the UK in September and October.
The tour will draw heavily on material from Jethro Tull's more 'prog' albums, much of it focussing on the early 'heavy hitters' of the Tull catalogue, classic albums including Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Passion Play and even a touch of Thick As A Brick 2 from 2012.
From the outset, Tull's frontman Ian Anderson created the distinctive persona of the tousled flute-playing minstrel, balanced on one leg and playing music with an historical slant. Jethro Tull continues to hold a unique place in the hearts of progressive music fans and these albums are the focus of that passion.
Ian 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!"
Ian Anderson will be accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), guitarist Joe Parrish and Scott Hammond on drums. The show will be enhanced by full scale video projection.
The tourdates are:-
Wed 30 Sep - Aylesbury, The Waterside
Thu 1 Oct - Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Sat 3 Oct - Blackburn, St George's Hall
Sun 4 Oct - Perth, Concert Hall
Mon 5 Oct - Glasgow, Pavilion Theatre
Tue 6 Oct - Stoke-On-Trent, Victoria Hall
Thu 8 Oct - London, Shepherd's Bush Empire
Fri 9 Oct - Brighton, Dome
Sat 10 Oct - Poole, Lighthouse
Mon 12 Oct - Reading, Hexagon
Tue 13 Oct - Bath, The Forum
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