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Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull at The Palais, Melbourne. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Ian Anderson Presents Jethro Tull The Musical

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on September 14, 2016

in News

Last year, Ian Anderson brought his Jethro Tull: The Musical to a number of venues on the east coast of the United States. This October, he brings the presentation to the west.

The show celebrates the life of the real Jethro Tull, an agriculturalist who lived from 1674 to 1741, although the story is actually set in the near future. Tull’s innovations such as a plough that would sow seed three rows at a time and an improved turnip-drill were considered key to the British Agricultural Revolution.

The show recasts a number of the rock group’s songs with updated lyrics to better fit the theme, including Aqualung, Songs From the Wood, Living in the Past and Locomotive Breath. There are also five new compositions.

Touring with Anderson are David Goodier on bass, John O’Hara on keyboards, Florian Opahle on guitar and Scott Hammond on drums along with a couple of virtual special guests.

The dates:
10/14 – Las Vegas, NV – The Smith Center
10/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Pantages Theatre
10/17 – San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre
10/18 – Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts Center
10/19 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
10/21 – Modesto, CA – Gallo Center for the Arts
10/22 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
10/24 – Folsom, CA – The Harris Center-Folsom Lake College
10/25 – Santa Rosa, CA – Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
10/27 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
10/28 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre

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