Ian Anderson tour

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Ian Anderson tour

Ian Anderson tour

Posted: 16 Mar 2015

Ian Anderson rocks his band’s namesake

 

Progressive rock pioneer Ian Anderson is bringing ‘Jethro Tull – The Rock Opera’ to the Sage Gateshead on 13 September.

The show honours the 18th century English agriculturalist after which the band was named back in 1968.

It tells the story of the original Jethro Tull's life, reimagined as if in the near future and illustrated with Anderson's best-known material from the band’s repertoire.

The set-list will include many songs that Anderson found to be natural parallels with Tull’s life story including Wind Up, Heavy Horses, Aqualung, Back to the Family, Farm on the Freeway and Songs from the Wood.

Some songs have been incorporated with slightly revised lyrics, and five newly written songs have also been added to the mix.

Performing with Ian will be David Goodier on bass, John O’Hara on keyboards, Florian Opahle on guitar, Scott Hammond on drums plus some ‘virtual guests’ on a big HD video screen.

Ian said: “Instead of spoken introductions to the songs in the show, there will be the use of that operatic device the ‘recitative’ where the links are made by short, sung, vocal segments in a usually simple musical backdrop, making it a little easier and more entertaining for non-English-speaking audiences.” 

www.jethrotull.com

www.sagegateshead.com

 

 

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