Ian Anderson On His Own

Your favorite British rock flautist has announced the itinerary for a U.S. tour to go along with his brand new studio album, Homo Erraticus, which was released today. Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson will launch his next solo road trip through the States in September.

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Homo Erraticus was inspired by an unpublished manuscript by amateur historian Ernest T. Parritt (1865-1928).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.”

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Montreux Jazz Festival, Stravinski Hall, Montreux, Switzerland

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.