Ian-Anderson-logoAs the self-professed “unplugged guy with a bunch of noisy friends” Jethro Tull’s legendary frontman, Ian Anderson commands much respect as an acoustic musician among his peers. The only original member of Jethro Tull, Ian remains synonymous with the brand identity.

Now, after 40 years of leading Tull, playing in 52 countries on the way, Ian Anderson brings his new tour to the UK in September for both old and new fans alike.

Although Jethro Tull are usually found sharing the same delicatessen shelf as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Who, The Rolling Stones and the other worthy stalwarts of the British “Rock Invasion” of the seventies. It is all too often forgotten that a large part of the Tull repertoire is, in fact, acoustic music, whether whole songs or sections of the blockbusters such as Thick As A Brick and Aqualung.

With a band consisting of German guitar virtuoso Florian Opahle, pianist and accordionist John O’Hara, bassist David Goodier, Drummer Mark Mondsir and special guests, Ian will play Tull acoustic classics as well as other specially re-arranged Tull rock material and, in addition, some new material specially written for these tours.

Drawing on Folk, Classical, Rock and Jazz music styles, Ian blends elements of many world music cultures to delight his fans.

Throw away the ear-plugs, sit back, relax and savour Anderson’s musical smorgasbord.

Full tour details for September 2009 are:

Date City Venue Tickets Box Office  
Tues 15th Peterborough The Cresset £24.50 & £22.50 01733 842 515
Weds16th King’s Lynn Corn Exchange £24.50 01553 765 565
Thurs 17th Buxton Opera House £23.00 & £25.00 0845 1272190
Fri 18th Bridlington Spa Theatre £24.50 01262 678258
Sat 19th Lancaster Grand Theatre £22.50 01524 845 230
Mon 21st Yeovil Octagon Theatre £22.50 & £24.50 01935 845 911
Tues 22nd Cheltenham Town Hall £22.50 + £24.50 01242 774548
Weds 23rd Aylesbury Civic Centre £22.50 + £24.50 01296 585 541
Thur 24th Salisbury City Hall £22.50 + £24.50 01722 434 726
Mon 28th Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall £22.50 + £24.50 01892 554266
Tues 29th Worthing Pavilion £22.50 + £24.50 01903 215 799

Tickets go onsale on Thursday 9th April and are available from venue box offices or online from venue websites and maybe subject to a booking fee. There is no support. Doors open at 6.30pm at all venues.In the past 41 years, Jethro Tull have sold over 60 million albums, notched up 3 top-ten singles and have performed over 2,500 shows in more than 50 countries.