Published on 18th August 2013
UK dates for Jethro Tull in 2014
Jethro Tull‘s Ian Anderson has announced extensive UK tour dates kicking off at Brighton’s Dome Theatre on 28th April 2014.
The shows will reportedly feature pieces from a new and yet to be titled concept album. Ian comments:
“As some of you may know, a new album is in the works for recording in December/Jan. The release of this new concept album (no – I am NOT going to tell you the title) is scheduled for Easter 2014.
Tours throughout 2014, beginning with the UK tour starting late April, will feature this new material in its more theatrical setting, once again, together with a selection of The Best Of Jethro Tull. “Is this to be an Ian Anderson album or a Jethro Tull album,” I hear you ask? “Not sure, really,” I reply, if somewhat evasively….
But I wrote the music in January and did the demos in February and it just requires a few tweaks by my old chum, lyricist Gerald B to have it all locked down and ready for rehearsal beginning 25th November at 10.00 sharp.
It is set in a more aggressive style than the TAAB2 record. Much less acoustic guitar from me and more flute and heavier guitar sounds. Folk-Prog-Metal, you might say, if you were desperately searching for a descriptive term. There are lots of dynamics and varied tempos and keys throughout its lengthy 55 mins. But since it was demoed all on acoustic guitar in a Barbados hotel room, it doesn’t quite sound like that at the moment. But trust me! I know exactly what I am doing.
But then again, knowing me (as I am learning to do), I might just scrap it all and start afresh.”
28/04/14 : BRIGHTON, Dome
29/04/14 : SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall
01/05/14 : SALISBURY, City Hall
02/05/14 : LIVERPOOL, Philharmonic
03/05/14 : BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
04/05/14 : OXFORD, New Theatre
06/05/14 : BRISTOL, Colston Hall
07/05/14 : HIGH WYCOMBE, Swan Theatre
08/05/14 : GUILFORD, G Live
09/05/14 : CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
10/05/14 : IPSWICH, Regent Theatre
11/05/14 : LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
13/05/14 : DERBY, Assembly Rooms
14/05/14 : MANCHESTER, Palace Theatre
15/05/14 : YORK, Royal Opera House
16/05/14 : GATESHAED, Sage Theatre
17/05/14 : EDINBURGH, Festival Theatre
19/05/14 : PERTH, Concert Hall
20/05/14 : ABERDEEN, Music Hall
21/05/14 : INVERNESS, Eden Court
24/05/14 : LONDON, 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
10/05/14 : LONDON, 02 Shepherds Bush Empire