Jethro Tull to Perform 'Aqualung' Album in Its Entirety on Summer Tour
In the eyes of metal fans, Jethro Tull may never live down beating Metallica's '...And Justice For All' for the Best Metal/Hard Rock Performance Grammy in 1989 with 'Crest of a Knave.' Twenty-one-year-old Grammy drama aside, the Tull will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their essential 'Aqualung' album by performing it in its entirety on their upcoming summer tour. The band will also play other classics from its 30-album catalog to round out each night's set.
The touring line-up features longtime members Ian Anderson (flute, vocals, acoustic guitar) and Martin Barre (guitars), Doane Perry (drums), as well as David Goodier (bass) and pianist John O'Hara. Goodier and O'Hara joined in 2006 after working with Anderson on some of his solo projects.
In other Ian Anderson news, the singer was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate in Literature from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. That makes him Dr. Anderson to you.
Jethro Tull 'Aqualung' tour dates:
June 8: Red Rock Amphitheater, Morrison, CO
June 10: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
June 11: The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
June 12: TBA, Valley Center, CA
June 13: The Grove, Anaheim, CA
June 14: TBA, Saratoga, CA
June 16: Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
June 17: McMenamins Edgefield Concerts On The Lawn, Troutdale, OR
June 18: TBA, Woodinville, WA
June 19: Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver, BC
June 21: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB
June 22: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB
June 23: Casino Regina, Regina, SK
June 25: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
June 26: Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
June 27: Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, IL