Ian Anderson will return to the United States for select performances in Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, including Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. The multi-media performance, JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson, will be held at the venue on Tuesday, May 30.
Accompanied by Tull members David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar) and Scott Hammond (drums), the concert will feature a solid collection of the best-known Tull repertoire from 1968 to present, including key songs that put Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson on the map in the late 1960s and early 1970s – most of which will be accompanied by big screen HD video elements to enhance the overall experience. Among the favorites, fans can expect “Dharma For One” in 1968, “Bourée,” “Nothing Is Easy,” “A New Day Yesterday,” “Living In The Past,” “Aqualung,” “Locomotive Breath,” “My God,” “Aqualung” and on through to “Thick As A Brick” and material from the albums of the next three decades. A couple of recent works round out the concert selection which may vary a little from night to night.
Known as the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson celebrates his 49th year as an international recording and performing musician. Widely recognized as the man who introduced the flute to rock music, he continues to pair ethnic flutes and whistling with the acoustic guitar and mandolin family of instruments to create acoustic textures that have been an integral part of the Tull repertoire. Over the course of their career, Anderson and Jethro Tull have released 30 studio and live albums and have sold more than 60 million copies since the band’s first performance at London’s famous Marquee Club in February 1968.