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Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Announces Acoustic Tour

Jethro Tull’s, Ian Anderson invites you to join him as he embarks upon a 13 date acoustic tour of the UK in September 2011.

Indulge yourself as Anderson brings you a feast of Tull repertoire, much of which is already, acoustic music, whether whole songs or sections of the blockbusters such as Thick As A Brick and Aqualung.

Anderson says: “I have always wanted to go out in the UK with a small line-up, to play and to restructure the songs and music for a more intimate and personalized performance. After many years of performing in this way for radio broadcasts in the USA, it seems like fun to bring this approach to the UK fans, old and new, and to make them feel like they are in my living room for an impromptu family concert.”

As a trio consisting of Ian, German guitar virtuoso Florian Opahle, and pianist/accordionist/ percussionist John O’Hara, he will play Tull acoustic classics, alongside rare and less well-known songs and other re-arranged Tull rock material. In addition, some new material specially written for these tours will make an appearance. This will be the most intimate tour that Anderson has ever undertaken and the audience can expect anecdotes and musical surprises to keep them intrigued.

As the self-professed “unplugged guy with a bunch of noisy friends” Ian Anderson commands much respect as an acoustic musician amongst his peers. The only original member of Jethro Tull, Ian remains synonymous with the brand identity.

Drawing on Folk, Classical, Rock and Jazz music styles, Ian continues to blend elements of many world music cultures to delight his fans.

Throw away the ear-plugs, sit back, relax and savor Anderson’s musical smorgasbord.

Full dates are:

September 2011

3rd Shrewsbury Theatre Severn £22.50 & £25.00

4th Gloucester Guildhall £24.00

5th Milton Keynes The Stables £30.00

6th Bristol St Georges £22.50 & £25.00

7th Exeter Corn Exchange £24.00

9th Hayes The Beck Theatre £22.50 & £25.00

10th London Union Chapel £26.00

11th Camberley Camberley Theatre £24.00

18th Buxton Opera House £23.00 & £25.00

19th Gateshead Sage £25.00 & £27.50

20th York Grand Opera House £22.50 & £25.00

21st Grimsby Central Hall £22.50 & £25.00

22nd Burnley The Mechanics £24.00

Tickets go on sale on 1st December at 9.00am and are subject to booking fee.

After 43 years of leading Tull to 54 countries spanning most of the continents and selling over 60 million albums worldwide, Ian Anderson brings his new acoustic tour to old and new friends alike.

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