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New Dates For Victorian Opera Production of Tommy

by Paul Cashmere

Victorian Opera has rescheduled The Who’s rock opera Tommy for new dates in 2022.

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Tina Arena EVITA photo Jeff Busby

The Melbourne season of Evita has been extended until March 3

by Paul Cashmere

Evita opened at Arts Centre, Melbourne on December 9 and was due to run until February 17. The extension gives the show two more weeks.

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Tina Arena EVITA photo Jeff Busby

Evita, the political ‘Marilyn Monroe’ opens in Melbourne

by Paul Cashmere

The story of Eva Peron, as told by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, capsulizes the life of the Argentine first lady of the 40s and 50s, into two hours.

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Pretty Things SF Sorrow

Fact: The Pretty Things ‘SF Sorrow’ Was The First Rock Opera, Tommy Was Second

by Paul Cashmere

Pretty Things rock opera ‘SF Sorrow’ album predates The Who’s ‘Tommy’ by six months but to this day Pete Townshend has not cited The Pretty Things classic as an inspiration.

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Jon English performs at the Palais Theatre on 21 October 2007.

Jon English Paris To Be Staged As A Tribute To The Late Rock Star

by Paul Cashmere

The Jon English rock opera Paris will be performed in Melbourne as a tribute to English, who died in 2016.

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The Who, Pete Townshend. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Who Perform Tommy For First Time Since 1989

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

For the first time since 1969, the Who have played Tommy in its entirety in concert.

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Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson. photo by Ros O'Gorman

Ian Anderson’s Next Project – Jethro Tull The Rock Opera

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Ian Anderson will bring his new production, Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera, to the United States in November.

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In 2022 Jethro Tull will release their first album (not counting the 2003 Christmas album) in 23 years (19 years if you insist on the Christmas album being their last).

November 7, 2021
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Sole surviving Badfinger member Joey Molland has created a tribute to his famous band with a line-up of guests including Rick Wakeman, Rick Springfield, Ian Anderson and Todd Rundgren.

September 29, 2021
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Ian Anderson Clarifies Exaggerated Dan Rather Comment

Jethro Tull co-founder Ian Anderson says that news about his imminent departure are incorrect.

May 16, 2020
Martin Barre of Jethro Tull photo by Ros O'Gorman
Jethro Tull co-founder Martin Barre to perform the music of Tull live in Australia

Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre will perform the music of Jethro Tull on his first solo tour of Australia in November.

August 20, 2019
Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Jethro Tull The String Quartets Debuts At No 1 On Billboard Classical Chart

Ian Anderson, one-time winner of a Grammy Award for Best Metal Act has hit another benchmark. Jethro Tull has the number one classical album in the USA this year.

April 5, 2017
Jethro Tull The String Quartets
Ian Anderson Reimagines Jethro Tull With A String Quartet

Ian Anderson has recreated his music with Jethro Tull with the Carducci String Quartet but don’t call this project classical.

March 24, 2017
Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ian Anderson To Perform Jethro Tull Australian Tour Dates

Live Nation has announced Australian dates for Ian Anderson in April but with a more carefully worded announcement than Bluesfest.

October 13, 2016