Ian Anderson Announces New CD
Homo Erraticus And UK Tour
Legendary prog pioneer Ian Anderson has announced the imminent release of new studio album Homo Erraticus. The record will be out on 14th April on the artist’s own label imprint Calliandra Records in conjunction with Kscope, to coincide with Anderson’s 2014 UK tour.
In 1972 Jethro Tull released iconic concept album Thick As A Brick, based on a poem by child prodigy Gerald Bostock; in 2012, as fans wondered what happened to Bostock, Ian Anderson explored the different paths his life might have taken in Thick As A Brick 2. With Homo Erraticus enfant prodigy Gerald is back for real.
Following a 40 years’ political career, Bostock reunited with Anderson taking the role of tour manager on a string of shows. ‘Homo Erraticus’ marks his return to songwriting, and it’s based on an unpublished manuscript by amateur historian Ernest T. Parritt (1865-1928).
In Homo Erraticus Parritt examines key events of British history with a string of prophecies stretching to the current day and the future; visions of past lives caused by the delirium of malaria generate the characters through whose eyes the stories are told, including a nomadic Neolithic settler, an iron Age blacksmith, a Christian monk, a turnpike innkeeper and even Prince Albert.
Track listing is:
PART ONE: CHRONICLES
Chapter 1 Doggerland Chapter 2 Heavy Metals Chapter 3 Enter The Uninvited Chapter 4 Puer Ferox Adventus (Wild Child Coming) Chapter 5 Meliora Sequamur (Let Us Follow Better Things) Chapter 6 The Turnpike Inn Chapter 7 The Engineer Chapter 8 The Pax Britannica
PART TWO: PROPHECIES
Chapter 9 Tripudium Ad Bellum (Instrumental) Chapter 10 After These Wars Chapter 11 New Blood, Old Veins
PART THREE: REVELATIONS
Chapter 12 In For A Pound Chapter 13 The Browning of the Green Chapter 14 Per Errationes Ad Astra Chapter 15 Cold Dead Reckoning
The album release will be followed by an extensive UK tour, where Homo Erraticus will be performed in its entirety followed by a selection of Tull classics updated with video and theatrics.
Tour Dates are:
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 Gateshead 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
Tickets – online booking: www.gigantic.com/artist/ian-anderson 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, celebrating the innovators of rock who have inspired generations and 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 recognized as the one who introduced the flute to rock music. With over 60 million albums sold in their career, Tull have been characterized 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.