3/21/09

Ian Anderson's Fall, 2009 North American Tour

Ian Anderson, known throughout the world of rock music as the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull will be touring this October and November in the United States. Ian is inviting a number of guests from the jazz, classical, rock, and world music world to share the stage for this eclectic acoustic tour.

Widely recognized as the man who introduced the flute to rock music, Ian Anderson remains the crowned exponent of the popular and rock genres of flute playing. In addition to classical flute, he also plays ethnic flutes and whistles together with acoustic guitar and the mandolin family of instruments, providing the acoustic textures, which are an integral part of most of the Jethro Tull repertoire.

When not touring with Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson appears more and more frequently in solo concerts with a variety of line-ups from the music world, including orchestral.

For the 2009 Ian Anderson Plays The Acoustic Jethro Tull, his band includes jazz artists: bassist David Goodier (Jethro Tull) and Mark Mondasir (John McLaughlin). Classical musician John O'Hara, who also plays keyboards and accordion with Jethro Tull will be joining the line up, as will German Rock and Flamenco guitarist Florian Opahle. Ian will have a range of other guests on this tour.

As a solo artist, Ian Anderson has recorded four diverse solo albums in his career: Walk into Light (1983), the flute instrumental Divinities (1995) which reached number one on the Billboard Classical chart, and the more recently recorded acoustic collections of songs, The Secret Language of Birds (2000), and Rupi’s Dance (2003).

In 2006, he was awarded a Doctorate in Literature from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, the Ivor Award for International Achievement in Music and, in the New Years Honours List 2008, an MBE for services to music. In 2008 he celebrated 40 years as a recording and performing musician.


OCT
6 Milwaukee Pabst Theater
7 Chicago Vic Theatre
9 Schenectady, NY Proctor's Theatre
10 Worcester, MA Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
11 Ledyard, CT Foxwoods Resort - MGM Grand
13 New York Beacon Theatre
15 Baltimore, MD Lyric Opera House
16 Glenside, PA Keswick Theater
17 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
18 Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre

NOV
3 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
5 Anaheim, CA The Grove of Anaheim
6 Los Angeles The Wiltern
9 San Francisco The Warfield Theatre
13 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall -
14 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre

http://www.jethrotull.com

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