Ian Anderson announces new album and tour for 2014
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Ian Anderson has announced a 2014 UK tour, following the release of his new concept album to be recorded early next year and released around Easter.

Anderson will be touring throughout 2014, starting in the UK late April; the show will feature a selection from his new 2014-release concept album – which he defines as ‘Folk-Prog-Metal’ – in its more theatrical setting, together with a selection of Jethro Tull highlights. The upcoming record release will feature heavier, less acoustic guitar sounds and more of Anderson’s trademark flute.

He says “After winning the Grammy for best “Hard Rock/Metal” album back in 1988, this seems like an opportunity to justify that strange and misplaced accolade with a new album to celebrate the more forceful, full-on rock credentials which are found in many of my songs over the last 45 years. It’s not an end to the acoustic and gentler moments but more of an emphasis on the louder aggressive flute style which marked me out from the earliest days of Jethro Tull.”

Following the great success of his current ‘Thick As A Brick’ tour – including a one-off performance at the iconic Royal Albert Hall – tickets for the 2014 shows are expected to go fast when they go on sale on 4th September.

Full dates are:

APRIL 2014

28th Brighton Dome 01273 709 709 £26 + £30

29th Southampton Guildhall 023 8063 2601 £26 + £30

MAY 2014

1st Salisbury City Hall 01722 434 434 £26 + £30

2nd Liverpool Philharmonic 0151 709 3789 £26 + £30

3rd Birmingham Symphony Hall 0121 345 0600 £27.50 + £32.50

4th Oxford New Theatre 0844 871 3020 £28 + £32

6th Bristol Colston Hall 0844 887 1500 £28 + £32

7th High Wycombe Swan Theatre 01494 512 000 £28 + £32

8th Guildford G Live 0844 7701 797 £28 + £32

9th Cambridge Corn Exchange 01223 357 851 £26 + £30

10th Ipswich Regent Theatre 01473 433 100 £26 + £30

11th Leicester De Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111 £26 + £30

13th Derby Assembly Rooms 01332 255 800 £26 + £30

14th Manchester Palace Theatre 0844 871 3019 £28 + £32

15th York Royal Opera House 0844 871 3024 £28 + £32

16th Newcastle Sage Theatre 0191 443 4661 £26 + £30

18th Edinburgh Festival Theatre 0131 529 6000 £26 + £30

19th Perth Concert Hall 01738 621 031 £26 + £30

20th Aberdeen Music Hall 01224 632 080 £26 + £30

21st Inverness Eden Court 01463 234 234 £26 + £30

24th London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire 0844 477 2000 £28 + £32

25th London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire 0844 477 2000 £28 + £32

Tickets go onsale on 4th September at 9.00am online booking: http://www.gigantic.com/artist/ian-anderson or from venue box offices. Tickets are subject to booking fee. Ian Anderson will be onstage at 7.30pm. There is no support. Planet Rock are doing a 48 hour pre-sale – tickets go onsale on 2nd September at 9.00am from http://planetrock.gigantic.com/jethro-tulls-ian-anderson-tickets