Ian Anderson's HOMO ERRATICUS In Stores Today

Article Contributed by Leighton Media | Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Legendary prog pioneer Ian Anderson has released a new studio album Homo Erraticus today,  April 15 on Ian's own Calliandra Records, distributed by Kscope. The album continues with the story of Anderson's favorite enfant terrible Gerald Bostock.Ian and his band (guitarst Florian Opahle, bassist David Goodier, keyboardist John O'Hara and drummer Scott Hammond, and singer Ryan O'Donnell) will be touring the United States this September through November.  In addition Warner is re-releasing A PASSION PLAY; stay tuned for a release date.In 1972 Ian's band Jethro Tull released the iconic concept album Thick As A Brick, based on a poem by the then eight year old Gerald Bostock in 2012. As many fans wondered what might have befallen the character, Ian Anderson decided to explore the different paths Gerald's life might have taken in his 2012 album, Thick As A Brick 2.Following a forty year political career, Gerald Bostock reunited with Anderson taking the role of tour manager on a string of shows. ‘Homo Erraticus’ marks Gerald's return to songwriting, and is based on an unpublished manuscript by amateur historian Ernest T. Parritt (1865-1928).In Homo Erraticus, Parritt examines key events of British history with a string of prophecies stretching to the current day and the future. Visions of past lives caused by the delirium of malaria generate the characters through whose eyes the stories are told, including a nomadic Neolithic settler, an iron Age blacksmith, a Christian monk, a turnpike innkeeper and even Prince Albert.The album release will be followed by an extensive UK tour, where Homo Erraticus will be performed in its entirety followed by a selection of Tull classics updated with video and theatrics.Ian Anderson recently won The Prog God Award from Prog Magazine, celebrating the innovators of rock who have inspired generations and carved a way for others to be at their creative best. There is no one who has pushed the boundaries more than Ian Anderson, who to this day remains immersed in his love for the music.Fronting seminal Prog outfit Jethro Tull and performing simply under his own name, Ian Anderson has performed in more than 54 countries over 45 years; he is widely considered an icon of the genre and is recognized as the protagonist of the flute in rock music.  With over 60 million albums sold in its career, Tull has been characterized by Anderson’s trademark acoustic textures created with ethnic flutes and whistles together with acoustic guitar and the mandolin family of instruments. In many recent shows, Anderson has played with orchestras, string quartets and featured soloists. His eclectic acoustic performances are also a hit with fans of the progressive genre.CONFIRMED IAN ANDERSON TOUR DATES(please visit http://jethrotull.com/tour-dates/ for updates)9/12/14          Seattle WA          McCaw Hall9/13/14          Goldendale     WA     Maryhill Winery Amphitheater9/15/14          Redding CA          Cascade Theater9/17/14          Oakland CA          Fox Theater    9/18/14          Costa Mesa     CA     Segerstrom Hall9/19/14          Las Vegas     NV     Pearl Concert Theater9/20/14          Mesa          AZ     Mesa Arts Center9/21/14          Albuquerque NMKiva Auditorium9/23/14          Dallas          TX     Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House9/24/14          Midland     TX     Wagner Noel PAC9/26/14          Austin          TX     Austin City Limits    9/28/14          Stafford     TX     Stafford PAC9/30/14          Atlanta     GA     Symphony Hall10/1/14          Nashville     TN     Ryman Auditorium10/3/14          Charlotte     NC     Blumenthal PAC10/4/14          Durham          NC     Durham PAC10/16/14     Naperville     IL     Pfeiffer Hall10/17/14     Springfield IL     Sangamon Auditorium10/18/14     Milwaukee     WI     Pabst Theater    10/23/14     Elizabeth      IN     Horshoe Casino10/25/14     Greensburg     PA     The Palace Theatre    10/26/14     Bethlehem     PA     Sands Bethlehem Event Center10/28/14     Burlington     VT     Flynn Center10/29/14     Providence     RI     Providence PAC10/30/14     Ridgefield     CT     The Ridgefield Playhouse11/1/14          Lynn          MA  Lynn Auditorium    11/2/14          Albany          NY     Palace Theatre11/4/14          Buffalo     NY          Center For the Arts11/6/14          Washington     DC     Lincoln Theater11/7/14          Atlantic City     NJ   Caesars - Circus Maximus11/8/14          Huntington     NY     The Paramount    11/9/14          Red Bank     NJ     Count Basie Theater11/10/14     Montclair     NJ     Wellmont Theatre