IAN ANDERSON TO PERFORM THICK AS A BRICK ON 2012 TOUR; JETHRO TULL ANNOUNCES AQUALUNG 40TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SETIan Anderson
of Jethro Tull
will perform Thick As A Brick
in its entirety for the first time since 1972, going out for a world tour commencing in Great Britain in Mid-April. Then, it's on to European countries in the late Spring and Summer before landing in the USA for two tours spanning September, October and early November.
This tour will feature a more theatrical production with video, additional musicians. In 1972, Ian wrote the music and recorded Thick As A Brick
with Jethro Tull. Since the ensuing tour, the album has never been performed in its entirety although a few minutes of the material have been a regular repertoire staple in both Tull and IA solo shows over the years.
Jethro Tull have also announced a 40th anniversary collector's edition release of their 1971 Aqualung
album. The limited collector's edition's contents include: 180g heavyweight LP, 2CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray including various unreleased materials, a new stereo mix, the original Quad mix, and 5.1 DTS and Dolby Digital Surround. The special edition" includes just the two CDs.
Fans can also look forward to a 12"x12" 48-page hardback book featuring liner notes and an interview with Ian, Q&A with engineer John Burns
, Don Lawson
(initially written for 'Classic Rock Presents Prog' in March 2011), memoirs from band members (Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond
(Bass Guitar), Martin Barre
(Guitar), Clive Bunker
(Drums), Barrie Barlow
(Drummer following Clive Bunker's departure), Glenn Cornick
(Original Bassist on early recordings), Terry Ellis
(Manager)) and Jennie Franks
(Ian's first wife who wrote the lyrics for the title track), rare photos, notes on the new mixes by producer Steven Wilson
, and Billie Ritchie
(from 60s rock band & label mate 'Clouds'), rare photos, album lyrics, and more.
to get a look at the complete tracklist.