Ian Anderson's HOMO ERRATICUS available as Special CD/DVD

Article Contributed by Leighton Media | Published on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

To coincide with Ian Anderson's BEST OF JETHRO TULL & HOMO ERRATICUS North American tour (commencing September 12th), Kscope is pleased to announce a new tour edition of Ian's acclaimed new studio album, HOMO ERRATICUS. This 2 disc (CD DVD) package features the exclusive videos to each album track, as seen at the shows, set to hi resolution 24 bit stereo audio. The DVD features a live performance of album favorite "Enter the Uninvited" and new interview footage with Ian discussing the live visuals.

"Rock Cellar" says HOMO ERRATICUS offer songs that "address those same modern realities that give rise to my impertinent Why?, and in an honest, thought-provoking, entertaining manner.  Compared to whatever else is out there right now, that’s definitely an improvement."  "The strongest Ian Anderson album ever," writes Music Street Journal. Rolling Stone online states, "Ian Anderson—unlike many, many, many of his contemporaries—hasn’t really shown the signs of aging that most of us have taken for granted in our ‘60s-era pop stars."

In 2012 Ian Anderson released THICK AS A BRICK-2, the follow-up to Jethro Tull's legendary concept album, THICK AS A BRICK. TAAB-2 was a critical and commercial success, charting around the world. In April 2014 he returned with the hit album HOMO ERRATICUS which--according to BILLBOARD MAGAZINE--entered the UK album charts at number 14.

The original THICK AS A BRICK album, released in 1972, was based around the poem of disgraced child prodigy Gerald Bostock. For HOMO ERRATICUS Anderson is reunited with Bostock, using lyrics written by Gerald based on an old historical manuscript. The manuscript examines key events from throughout British history before going on to offer a number of prophecies for the future. Ian says the album deals with migration as a theme.

Suitably dramatized and exaggerated by Bostock as metaphors for modern life, he presented Anderson with ideas for 14 songs, which have now been set to music. The result is HOMO ERRATICUS. The CD / DVD tour edition of the album will be released on Anderson's own Calliandra Records label in conjunction with Kscope on September 30th.

CD Tracklist
1 Doggerland
2 Heavy Metals
3 Enter The Uninvited
4 Puer Ferox Adventus
5 Meliora Sequamur
6 The Turnpike Inn
7 The Engineer
8 The Pax Britannica
9 Tripudium Ad Bellum
10 After These Wars
11 New Blood, Old Veins
12 In For A Pound
13 The Browning of the Green
14 Per Errationes Ad Astra
15 Cold Dead Reckoning


Tour Dates
9/12/14          Seattle          WA     McCaw Hall
9/13/14          Goldendale     WA     Maryhill Winery Amphitheater
9/15/14          Redding          CA     Cascade Theater
9/17/14          Oakland          CA     Fox Theater    
9/18/14          Costa Mesa     CA     Segerstrom Hall
9/19/14          Las Vegas     NV     Pearl Concert Theater
9/20/14          Mesa          AZ     Mesa Arts Center
9/21/14          Albuquerque     NM     Kiva Auditorium
9/23/14          Dallas          TX     Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
9/24/14          Midland          TX     Wagner Noel PAC
9/26/14          Austin          TX     Austin City Limits    
9/27/14          San Antonio     TX     Tobin PAC
9/28/14          Stafford          TX     Stafford PAC
9/30/14          Atlanta          GA     Symphony Hall
10/1/14          Nashville     TN     Ryman Auditorium
10/3/14          Charlotte     NC     Blumenthal PAC
10/4/14          Durham          NC     Durham PAC
10/5/14          Richmond     VA     The National Theater
10/16/14          Naperville     IL     Pfeiffer Hall
10/17/14          Springfield     IL     Sangamon Auditorium
10/18/14          Milwaukee     WI     Pabst Theater
10/19/14          Cedar Falls     IA     Gallagher Bluedorn PAC    
10/21/14          Minneapolis     MN     State Theater    
10/23/14          Elizabeth      IN     Horshoe Casino
10/24/14          Charleston     WV     Clay Center
10/25/14          Greensburg     PA     The Palace Theatre    
10/26/14          Bethlehem     PA     Sands Bethlehem Event Center
10/28/14          Burlington     VT     Flynn Center 
10/29/14          Providence     RI     Providence PAC
10/30/14          Ridgefield     CT     The Ridgefield Playhouse
11/1/14          Lynn          MA  Lynn Auditorium    
11/2/14          Albany          NY     Palace Theatre
11/4/14          Buffalo          NY     Center For the Arts
11/6/14          Washington     DC     Lincoln Theater
11/7/14          Atlantic City     NJ     Caesars - Circus Maximus
11/8/14          Huntington     NY     The Paramount    
11/9/14          Red Bank     NJ     Count Basie Theater
11/10/14          Montclair     NJ     Wellmont Theatre