PROG JETHRO TULL COVER FEATURE

PROG JETHRO TULL COVER FEATURE

Check out the new issue of PROG Magazine with Jethro Tull on the cover.

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Out now and our 2nd Cover in 2 months. Thanks to Editor Jerry Ewing.

PROG Magazine – Cover Feature – Jethro Tull

PROG Magazine – Cover Feature – Jethro Tull

Prog-85-cover@72dpiWonderful 16-page cover feature on Jethro Tull – 50th Anniversary in the new issue of PROG Magazine out on Thursday 1st March.    Don’t miss it.   

The 50th Anniversary tour which starts on 3rd April is mostly sold out.    There will be some production tickets available over the next week or two, please check with local venues to buy them.

JETHRO TULL Announce 50th Anniversary Tour

JETHRO TULL Announce 50th Anniversary Tour

Photography - Nick HarrisonIt was on the 2nd of February 1968 at the world-famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street that Jethro Tull first performed under that name. The group would go on to become one of the most successful and enduring bands of their era, selling over 60 million albums worldwide and entering the cultural collective consciousness along the way.

To celebrate this golden anniversary, Ian Anderson will present 50 years of Jethro Tull in eight UK concerts during April 2018 as part of the worldwide touring schedule.

The debut album, This Was, was released later that same year.  Founder, frontman and flautist, Ian Anderson, is rightly credited with introducing the flute to rock as a front line instrument, not to mention the codpiece! 
 
Jethro Tull are one of the biggest selling Progressive Rock artists of all time and their immense and diverse catalogue of work encompasses folk, blues, classical and heavy rock.  The anniversary concerts will feature a broad mix of material, some of it focussing on the earlier formative period through to the “heavy hitters” of the Tull catalogue from the albums This Was, Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die, Songs From The Wood, Heavy Horses, Crest Of A Knave and even a touch of TAAB2 from 2012.
 
Anderson says: “I am not usually a birthday or anniversary kind of guy but, just for once, I won’t be a party-pooper either! I treasure the memories of the earlier years of Jethro Tull repertoire, associated as it is with the adventures of visiting so many countries for the first time to connect with new fans around the world. And this is a celebration of all the 33 band members who graced our ranks – musicians who brought their talents, skills and styles to bear on the performances live and in the studio. Join me and the current band for a nostalgic evening of varied music, representative of my ever-changing songwriting as our careers progressed through the years.”
 
Tour dates are as follows:

April 2018

Tuesday 3rd               Manchester   O2 Apollo
Thursday 5th                 Newcastle  City Hall
Friday 6th          Edinburgh Usher Hall
Saturday 7th                     Liverpool  Auditorium
Monday 9th                            Bristol  Colston Hall
Tuesday 10th                Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wednesday 11th           Cambridge Corn Exchange
Tuesday 17th                       London Royal Albert Hall

 
Presale Tickets available on 30th August: http://www.gigantic.com/jethro-tull-tickets-presale-1051 and venue box offices. Tickets are subject to booking fee. There is no support – please see ticket for start time.
 
Ian Anderson is accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O’Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests
 
About Jethro Tull
 
Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull have released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. During their 50-year history, the band has performed over 3,000 concerts in more than 50 countries, playing 100+ concerts each year.

http://jethrotull.com/

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JETHRO TULL TOP BILLBOARD CHART

JETHRO TULL TOP BILLBOARD CHART

Jethro Tull ‘The String Quartets’ has entered the Billboard Chart at Number 1 and  is at Number 2 in the iTunes Classical Chart this week. 
JETHRO TULL ON THE COVER OF NEW PROG MAGAZINE!

JETHRO TULL ON THE COVER OF NEW PROG MAGAZINE!

After their recent troubles, we’re glad to welcome back Prog Magazine! The much loved publication celebrates its return to all news stands with a massive cover feature on Jethro Tull, accompanied by a review of upcoming album ‘Jethro Tull The String Quartets’, to be released on 24th March. Prog Magazine is out now.

Get a taste of the album watching the video for ‘Songs  and Horses’ below:

JETHRO TULL – THE STRING QUARTETS 
Christmas Tracks “RING OUT THESE BELLS” & “PASS THE BOTTLE”

JETHRO TULL – THE STRING QUARTETS 
Christmas Tracks “RING OUT THESE BELLS” & “PASS THE BOTTLE”

jtFollowing fast on the footsteps of Pass The Bottle (A Christmas Song), Jethro Tull The String Quartet release a second Christmas offering “Ring Out These Bells,” an adaptation of Jethro Tull’s “Ring Out, Solstice Bells,” from their forthcoming album Jethro Tull The String Quartet out on 24th March. Both tracks are available now for instant download with the full album iTunes pre-order .

Watch the video: “Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells)”:

Says Anderson: “‘Ring Out These Bells” was written for the Songs From The Wood album as a reference to the winter solstice pagan festival and the latter day transplanted Christian notional birth of the Biblical Jesus, but then the record company thought that we should release it as a Christmas single.

After a futile attempt to record a simpler, catchier version, we reverted to the original recording. It was released just too late to make the Top Ten charts in time for Christmas. But it has remained a radio play staple in the radio playlists for Christmas ever since. This new string quartet version captures the spirit of the original recording but with a really authentic Christmas Classical interpretation with the flute and a bit of the vocal sections of the familiar version. I can just feel the mistletoe quivering in anticipation of a quick kiss and no tell.”

Jethro Tull The String Quartets have launched a Pledge Music campaign where fans can pre-order product, purchase signed CDs and Vinyl LPs.

pledgemusic.com/projects/jethro-tull-string-quartets

Ian Anderson talking about this project:

“Pass The Bottle (A Christmas Song)” Official Audio



Download both tracks instantly with the full album iTunes pre-order!

Tracklist



01. In the Past (Living In The Past)


02. Sossity Waiting (Sossity: You’re a Woman / Reasons For Waiting)


03. Bungle (Bungle In The Jungle)


04. We Used to Bach (We Used to Know / Bach Prelude C Major)


05. Farm, the Fourway (Farm On The Freeway)


06. Songs and Horses (Songs From The Wood / Heavy Horses)


07. Only the Giving (Wond’ring Aloud)
08. Loco (Locomotive Breath)


09. Pass the Bottle (A Christmas Song)


10. Velvet Gold (Velvet Green)


11. Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells)


12. Aquafugue (Aqualung)

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 catalogue in a new way. The album will be available on 24th March 2017 via BMG Records. A 2017 global tour will accompany the release. 

About The Carducci Quartet: 

Winners of international competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild International Competition 2007 and Finland’s Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition, this Anglo-Irish quartet has appeared at prestigious venues across the globe including the Wigmore Hall, London; National Concert Hall, Dublin; Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen; Carnegie Hall, New York and Library of Congress and John F Kennedy Center, Washington DC.  Festival appearances include Cheltenham Music Festival, Festival Messiaen au pays Meije, West Cork Chamber Music festival, Kuhmo Festival and the Wratislavia Cantans Festival in Poland. The Carducci Quartet are highly celebrated for their interpretation of contemporary repertoire, and are regularly invited to perform new works.

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