Jethro Tull: Planning a rock opera on errrr.... Jethro Tull.


Ian Anderson has announced plans for a touring theatre production based on the life of the real Jethro Tull.
Titled Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera, it will tell the story of the English agriculturist reimagined as if taking place in the near future and will feature Tull tracks includingHeavy HorsesFarm On The FreewayA New Day YesterdayThe Witch’s Promise andLocomotive Breath. The lyrics for the songs will be rewritten to better reveal the story.
Anderson will team up with bassist David Goodier, keyboardist John O’Hara, guitarist Florian Opahle and drummer Scott Hammond on the project. Guest musicians will also appear via video, although further details have yet to be released.
A full touring schedule will be confirmed in due course but the first shows are pencilled in for September in the UK to be followed by performances in Russia, Europe and South America before the end of 2015.
Tickets are on sale now and every purchase comes complete with six months’ free membership of TeamRock+ which offers access to complete current issues of ProgClassic Rock and Metal Hammer, along with 30 years’ of archive material. Early Bird general admissions costs £99 (plus £9.99 booking fee) while Early Bird VIP access is £180 (plus £15 booking fee). Membership of the Ramblin’ Man Fair Founders Club is also available, including two years of VIP tickets plus additional exclusive online content, merchandise and more.
For more line-up plus accommodation and ticket details, find out more at the Ramblin’ Man Fair website or Facebook page.
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