Ian Anderson is presenting JETHRO TULL this October on the West Coast in Las Vegas, San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Modesto, Folsom, San Jose, Portland, Spokane, and Seattle.
With the show, Ian celebrates the life and times of English agriculturalist Jethro Tull 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.
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,” “The Witch’s Promise” and “Locomotive Breath” including STAND UP’s “A New Day Yesterday.”
Some songs will have slightly re-written lyrics to better tell the tale.
The show has already played in the UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Argentina and the US to widely encouraging reviews. Chicago Concert Reviews’ Andy Argyrakis notes the two distinctive “but satisfying ways” to view JETHRO TULL, accept it at its highly conceptual face value, as a multi-media biography of the real Jethro Tull, a British agriculturist and inventor, but uploaded into a new context of contemporary issues such as global warming, food production and population growth” and to “simply enjoy it as a characteristically exceptional Tull concert” with “some choice rarities and lesser-known material — as well as some solid new songs.”
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 for HOMO ERRATICUS and THICK AS A BRICK and Icelandic singer/violinist/actress Unnur Birna Björnsdóttir who appears on screen throughout the show.
Look out for tour dates and much more information at www.jethrotull.com.
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October 14: The Smith Center, Las Vegas, NV
October 15: Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
October 17: Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA
October 18: Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside, CA
October 19: Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA
October 21: Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto, CA
October 22: City National Civic, San Jose, CA
October 24: The Harris Center-Folsom Lake College, Folsom, CA
October 25: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
October 27: Keller Auditorium, Portland, OR
October 28: Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
October 29: Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Heights, WA