News: IAN ANDERSON of JETHRO TULL new album and tour

After two magic years on the road with the Thick As A Brick shows, legendary Prog Rock icon Ian Anderson embarks upon a UK tour, following the release of his new concept album ‘Homo Erraticus’  in April.

The 22-date UK tour kicks off in late April, before moving on to Europe and the US. The show will feature Homo Erraticus – an epic voyage into the Progressive Rock pantheon of strangeness’ according to Anderson – in its entirety followed after the intermission by a collection of the artist’s favourite Tull classics. The performance will be illustrated and complemented by video and theatrical settings ‘to bring a tear to the eye’, an enthusiastic Anderson declared.

Following the astonishing success of his ‘Thick As A Brick’ tour – including a one-off performance at the iconic Royal Albert Hall – tickets for the 2014 shows are expected to go fast. An opportunity not to be missed for any Prog addict out there to check out Ian’s latest work, visit Memory Lane once more and enjoy a majestic, unforgettable show.

28th                Brighton                     Dome
29th                 Southampton            Guildhall

01st                  Salisbury                   City Hall
02nd                 Liverpool                    Philharmonic
03rd                 Birmingham             Symphony Hall
04th                 Oxford                        New Theatre
06th                 Bristol                         Colston Hall
07th                 High Wycombe         Swan Theatre
08th                 Guildford                   G Live
09th                 Cambridge                Corn Exchange
10th                 Ipswich                      Regent Theatre
11th                 Leicester                    De Montfort Hall
13th                 Derby                         Assembly Rooms

14th                 Manchester               Palace Theatre
15th                 York                            Royal Opera House
Date               City
16th                 Gateshead                Sage Theatre
18th                 Edinburgh                 Festival Theatre
19th                 Perth                          Concert Hall
20th                 Aberdeen                  Music Hall
21st                  Inverness                  Eden Court
24th & 25th           London                      02 Shepherds Bush

Tickets – online booking: or from venue box offices.  Tickets are subject to booking fee.  Ian Anderson will be onstage at 7.30pm.  There is no support.

Ian Anderson recently won The Prog God Award from Prog Magazine.   The Award celebrates the innovators of rock. The people who have inspired generations and have carved a way for others to be at their creative best. There is no one who has pushed the boundaries more than Ian Anderson, who to this day remains immersed in his love for the music.

Fronting seminal Prog outfit Jethro Tull and as a solo artist, Ian Anderson has performed in more than 54 countries over 45 years; he is widely considered an icon of the genre and he’s recognised as the one who introduced the flute to rock music. With over 60 million albums sold in their career, Tull have been characterised by Anderson’s trademark acoustic textures, created with ethnic flutes and whistles together with acoustic guitar and the mandolin family of instruments. In his most recent solo shows, Anderson has played with orchestras, string quartets and featured soloists. His eclectic acoustic performances are also a hit with fans of the genre.

On Sunday 28 July 2019, David Randall celebrated his 600th show. “Assume The Position” started in June 2007 on UK City Radio before transferring a year later to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The show includes tracks played on the first show plus Upton Blues Festival highlights, new music and the regular features “Live Legends” and “Anniversary Rock” which this week celebrates the Island Records label 60th anniversary.

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Power Plays w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)

BEFORE FIRE Dead Eyes (indie)
SCOTT & MARIA Never Give Up (indie)
CORELEONI Queen Of Hearts (AFM Records)
BERLIN Transcendance (Cleopatra Records)
PHIL CAMPBELL These Old Boots (Nuclear Blast)
PHIL LANZON Blue Mountain (Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK)

Featured Albums w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 SOLEIL MOON Warrior (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 ROXY BLUE Roxy Blue (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS Dragons (Magnolia Music/Thirty Tigers)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

JAMES STEVENSON Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over (2013)

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