Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson Announces Tour and Prog God Award
... boots fit and the buckskin-fringed coyote crooner calls, then count me in Cowboy! Brokeback Mountain could never sound sweeter." Prog Magazine Editor Jerry Ewing had this to say, "For 45 years Ian has been playing live, and I don't think I have ever seen two shows the same! It doesn't matter if its Jethro Tull
or Ian on his own - its always magnificent, groundbreaking and captivating. Without him rock would be a very different and lesser place, so to announce him as our Prog God at the same time as he announces a UK tour seems hugely fitting." Anderson will be touring in support of his forthcoming album, which he describes as a 'Folk-Prog-Metal' concept album. The album will be released next year and fans can expect to hear tracks from the effort along with Jethro Tull
classics on the tour. April 28th Brighton Dome 29th Southampton Guildhall May 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 16th Newcastle Sage Theatre 18th Edinburgh Festival Theatre 19th Perth Concert Hall 20th Aberdeen Music Hall 21st Inverness Eden Court 24th London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire 25th London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire Ian Anderson Tour Dates/Tickets Ian Anderson CDs, DVDs and MP3s Ian Anderson T-shirts and Posters Ian Anderson CDs, vinyl and rarities . ...end .News Reports Jethro Tull
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Jethro Tull's Martin Barre Announces Solo Album and Tour
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guitarist Martin Barre will release his fourth solo album, Away With Words, on September 30 and it's to include new compositions alongside reworkings of some lesser-known Tull
tracks. The launch is to be supported by a European tour including 10 UK dates. He recorded guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, bass, flute and bass clarinet on the record, alongside Dan Crisp on vocals; Frank Mead on flute, whistles, bodhran and blues harp; Jonathan Noyce on bass and George Lindsay on drums and percussion. Barre says: "Re-arranging the Tull
songs became a very pleasant and rewarding task. These tracks have always been amongst my favourites and reworking them brought back many good memories." More details. Prog Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Prog Magazine - Excerpted here with permission. Jethro Tull
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Ian Anderson Working On What May Be New Jethro Tull Album
... (Prog) Ian Anderson will release a new album next year - but he's not sure whether it will appear under the Jethro Tull
name. He describes the work as "more aggressive" than his last outing, Thick As A Brick 2, and says it's likely to appear next spring. He surprised fans by launching TAAB2 in his own name, even though the 1972 classic was billed as a Tull
record, and last year reported he didn't know whether the band entity had a future. Now he says: "A new album is in the works for recording in December-January. The release of this concept album - no, I am not going to tell you the title - is scheduled for Easter 2014. "'Is this to be an Ian Anderson album or a Jethro Tull
album?' I hear you ask. 'Not sure, really,' I reply, somewhat evasively..." More details. Prog Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Prog Magazine - Excerpted here with permission. Ian Anderson Working On What May Be New Jethro Tull
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Jethro Tull (1967-)
Ian Anderson (vocals, flute, guitar) 1967-
Mick Abrahams (guitar) 1967-1968
Glenn Cornick (bass) 1967-1971
Clive Bunker (drums) 1967-1971
Martin Barre (guitar) 1968
John Evan (keyboards) 1970-
Jeffrey Hammond (bass) 1971-1976
Barriemore Barlow (drums) 1971-
John Glascock (bass) 1976-1979
David Palmer (keyboards) 1976-
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They are named after an 18th century English agriculturalist. He invented a seed drill which planted seeds in rows. Before they adopted the name, they were known as "The Blades."
Along with David Bowie and Alice Cooper, Tull popularized "Theatrical Rock" during the 1970s. (thanks, Chester - St. Catharines, Canada)
They won the first ever Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in 1989 for Crest Of A Knave. Many Tull fans felt they did not belong in this category. When Metallica won the Grammy in that category in 1990, they were so upset for losing to Tull the year before that during their acceptance speech, one of them sarcastically said: "We would like to thank Jethro Tull for not being nominated this year."
Tony Iommi, one of the founders of Black Sabbath, was a member of Jethro Tull for two weeks in 1968. He played with them on The Rolling Stones' Rock 'n' Roll Circus special, which did not air because of poor performances, but was released on video in 1995.
They opened for Led Zeppelin on Zeppelin's first American tour. They also once opened for Pink Floyd.
For their 25th anniversary tour, they would select a member of the audience and seat them on a sofa onstage to watch the show.
Anderson owned a salmon farm in Scotland, which helped defray some of the massive taxes levied in the UK on high earners. One of his clients is London's department store, Harrod's.
Their first single, "Sunshine Day," mistakenly credited the band as "Jethro Toe."
When they released their first album in 1968, critics called them "the new Cream."
Abrahams left the band to form Blodwyn Pig.
In 2004, David Palmer announced he had undergone a sex change operation and is now a woman known as Dee Palmer.
The London Symphony Orchestra covered many classic Tull tunes in the 1985 album A Classic Case: Music Of Jethro Tull. (thanks, Charlie - Thomaston, CT)
In 1969, readers of the British magazine Melody Maker voted Jethro Tull the third best band - behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
Because of the overwhelming critical lambasting that the album A Passion Play took, Ian Anderson announced in 1973 that he was going to retire as a musical performer.
Tull's second bassist,Jeffrey Hammond, took only a month to learn how to play the bass guitar before he joined the band.
Even though Tull did not play at 1969's Woodstock Festival, in the movie version of this event, one of their songs from This Was can be heard blasting from the speakers.
In 1968, Tull's manager thought that they should take a different musical direction - he believed that Mick Abrahams should be the focus of the band and become it's frontman instead of Ian Anderson.
For several years in the 1970s, Led Zeppelin, ELP and Jethro Tull were voted the best instrumental bands in Playboy magazine's annual reader's music poll.
In the mid-'80s, Ian Anderson praised Thomas Dolby as an up-and-coming new musician and criticized the band Genesis for changing their style and, thus, "selling-out."
Bassist John Glascock died during open heart surgery. Ian Anderson would joke onstage that John's nickname was "Old brittle dick." (thanks, Chester - St. Catharines, Canada, for above 8)
In 1973, they sold out three dates at the Los Angeles Forum in 1 1/2 hours, the fastest any show had sold out there. Another show was added.
Anderson learned to play the flute by listening to and imitating the music performed by jazz artist Roland Kirk. (thanks, Chester - St.Catharines, Canada)
Ian Anderson is a morning person. He said in our 2013 interview
: "I wake up early in the morning. It's always good. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night; in the middle of a period of sleep I'll suddenly wake up with an idea for a song or a line of music and run to the bathroom, scribble it down on a piece of paper, and leave it next to the toothpaste so I find it in the morning. But other times I just get up earlyish - 7 o'clock, whatever it might be - and try to be creative before the household awakes."
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