Ian Anderson On His Own
The release of Homo Erraticus means more tales in the saga of the fictional enfant terrible known as Gerald Bostock. Fans were first introduced to the Bostock in Jethro Tull’s 1972 concept album, Thick As A Brick. Bostock’s life was revisited in Anderson’s 2012 LP, Thick As A Brick 2.
Homo Erraticus was inspired by an unpublished manuscript by amateur historian Ernest T. Parritt (1865-1928). An announcement from Anderson’s PR rep explains that Paritt takes a look at “key event of British history with a string of prophecies stretching to the current day and the future.” Thanks to the delirium of malaria, we’ll get to meet characters including “a nomadic Neolithic settler, an Iron Age blacksmith, a Christian monk, a turnpike innkeeper and even Prince Albert.”
Anderson will be joined on the road by his band, made up of guitarist Florian Opahle, bassist David Goodier, keyboadist John O’Hara, drummer Scott Hammond and singer Ryan O’Donnell.
Following a European excursion, the U.S. tour kicks off Sept. 12 in Seattle. Here’s the schedule:
Sept. 12 – Seattle, Wash., Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
Sept. 13 – Goldendale, Wash., Maryhill Winery Amphitheater
Sept. 15 – Redding, Calif., Cascade Theatre
Sept. 17 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater
Sept. 18 – Costa Mesa, Calif., Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Sept. 19 – Las Vegas, Nev., Pearl Concert Theater
Sept. 20 – Mesa, Ariz., Mesa Arts Center
Sept. 21 – Albuquerque, N.M., Kiva Auditorium
Sept. 23 – Dallas, Texas, Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House
Sept. 24 – Midland, Texas, Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
Sept. 26 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Sept. 28 – Stafford, Texas, Stafford Centre
Sept. 30 – Atlanta, Ga., Symphony Hall – Woodruff Arts Ctr.
Oct. 1 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
Oct. 3 – Charlotte, N.C., Blumenthal Performing Arts
Oct. 4 – Durham, N.C., Durham Performing Arts Center
Oct. 16 – Naperville, Ill., Pfeiffer Hall
Oct. 17 – Springfield, Ill., Sangamon Auditorium
Oct. 18 – Milwaukee, Wis., Pabst Theater
Oct. 21 – Minneapolis, Minn., The State Theatre
Oct. 23 – Elizabeth, Ind., Horseshoe Casino
Oct. 25 – Greensburg, Pa., Palace Theatre
Oct. 26 – Bethlehem, Pa., Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Oct. 28 – Burlington, Vt., Flynn Center For The Performing Arts
Oct. 29 – Providence, R.I., Providence Perf. Arts Ctr.
Oct. 30 – Ridgefield, Conn., Ridgefield Playhouse
Nov. 1 – Lynn, Mass., The Lynn Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 2 – Albany, N.Y., Palace Theatre
Nov. 4 – Buffalo, N.Y., UB Center For The Arts
Nov. 6 – Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theatre
Nov. 7 – Atlantic City, N.J., Caesars Circus Maximus Theatre
Nov. 8 – Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
Nov. 9 – Red Bank, N.J., Count Basie Theatre
Nov. 10 – Montclair, N.J., The Wellmont Theater
Tickets are available now for select dates.
For more information visit JethroTull.com.