Ian Anderson & the Colorado Symphony

Article Contributed by Leighton Media | Published on Friday, April 21, 2017

The concert will feature a solid collection of the best-known Tull repertoire from 1968 to date. Fans will recognize the key songs from various albums - songs which put Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson on the map in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s - with most of them accompanied by big screen HD video elements to enhance the concert experience. Favorites include: “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.

Ian is accompanied by Tull members David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums).

In 2017, JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson played Australia and New Zealand during April with further tours and concerts throughout Europe, USA and South America to come later in the year.

Now in stores and all online digital sites is THE STRING QUARTETS, the new album by Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson and The Carducci String Quartet.  THE STRING QUARTETS features the classic songs of Jethro Tull, arranged and orchestrated by Ian’s keyboardist John O’Hara. Ian plays flute on most of the tracks and even sings a few lines here and there to provide his trademark sounds in the context of classical music traditions.“ "The album finds its most authentic voice the further it gets away from the original songs" writes Russ Coffey of UK’s Arts Desk. The album is available in the U.S. via The End Records/BMG. 

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-string-quartets/id1183135506

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jethro-Tull-String-Quartets/dp/B01N4OR3LP

JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson - U.S. Tour

05/23: Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, UT

05/26: Red Rocks Amphitheater; Morrison, CO (with the Colorado Symphony)

05/27: Route 66 Casino; Legends Theatre, Albuquerque, NM  

05/28: Plaza Theatre PAC; El Paso, TX  

05/30: Smart Financial Centre; Sugar Land (Houston), TX  

05/31: ACL Live at the Moody Theater; Austin, TX 

06/01: Choctaw Casino, Choctaw Grand Theater; Durant, OK  

08/08: Bethlehem MusikFest, Bethlehem, PA

08/15: Constellation Brands Marvin Sands PAC

08/17: Interlochen, Interlochen

08/18: Meijer Gardens Amphitheater, Grand Rapids, MI

08/19: Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL

08/22: First Niagara Presents Tuesday in the Park, Lewiston, NY

11/1:   Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ

11/4:   Foxwoods Resort Casino - Grand Theatre, Mashantucket, CT

11/5:   France-Derrick PAC-Hippodrome, Baltimore, MD

11/7:   Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, FL

11/8:   Walt Disney Theater, Orlando, FL

11/9:   The Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, FL

11/10: Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, FL