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 1 through the 16, 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.
In JETHRO 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
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 forHOMO 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. Look out for tour
dates and much more information at www.jethrotull.com.
JETHRO TULL By Ian Anderson Tour Dates, North America: April 2016
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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