Next month, Ian Anderson is bringing Jethro Tull The Rock Opera to the West Coast in Las Vegas, San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Modesto, Folsom, San Jose, Portland, Spokane, and Seattle.
Jethro Tull The Rock Opera celebrates the life and times of English agriculturalist Jethro Tull with a narrative set in the near future. The show presents some of the best known songs from the repertoire of the band Jethro Tull. During the show, Anderson touches on topical issues, including including climate change, intensive food production and population growth.
New material specially written for this show includes "Prosperous Pasture," "Fruits Of Frankenfield,” "And The World Feeds Me," "Stick, Twist, Bust," and "The Turnstile Gate."
Jethro Tull songs you'll hear include "Heavy Horses," "Farm On The Freeway," "Songs From The Wood," "Aqualung," "Living In The Past," "Wind-Up," "The Witch's Promise" and "Locomotive Breath” and "A New Day Yesterday.” Some songs will have slightly re-written lyrics to better tell the tale.
The show has already played in the UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Argentina and the U.S. East Coast to widely encouraging reviews.
Anderson is accompanied by David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests on screen including Ryan O’Donnell who shared the stage with Anderson in recent tours for Homo Erraticus and Thick As A Brick, and Icelandic singer/violinist/actress Unnur Birna Björnsdóttir.
Jethro Tull The Rock Opera West Coast Tour Dates:
October 14: The Smith Center, Las Vegas, NV
October 15: Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
October 17: Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA
October 18: Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside, CA
October 19: Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA
October 21: Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto, CA
October 22: City National Civic, San Jose, CA
October 24: The Harris Center-Folsom Lake College, Folsom, CA
October 25: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
October 27: Keller Auditorium, Portland, OR
October 28: Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
In addition, there will be a new Steven Wilson remix of Jethro Tull’s second album, Stand Up, released on November 18.
Look out for tour dates and much more information at www.jethrotull.com.