IAN ANDERSON TOURS FALL, 2010
Jethro Tull frontman to play North America this October and November
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 North America. Ian will be performing a selection of acoustic and electric songs and tunes from the Tull back catalogue, as well as some news songs--some specifically written for the 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.
Ian's band includes David Goodier (Jethro Tull bassist), Scott Hammond (from Bristol, UK-based drummer), German rock and flamenco guitarist Florian Opahle, and Classical musician John O'Hara, who also plays keyboards and accordion with Jethro Tull.
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 recent 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.
IAN ANDERSON TOUR DATES, 2010
OCTOBER 14 ST. DENIS THEATRE MONTREAL, QUEBEC
OCTOBER 15 LE THEATRE CAPITOLE QUEBEC, QUEBEC
OCTOBER 17 NATIONAL ARTS CENTER OTTAWA, ONTARIO
OCTOBER 18 TURNING STONE CASINO VERONA, NY
OCTOBER 19 PARAMOUNT CENTER FOR THE ARTS PEEKSKILL, NY
OCTOBER 21 MAYO CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS MORRISTOWN, NJ
OCTOBER 22 SCOTTISH RITE AUDITORIUM COLLINGSWOOD, NJ
OCTOBER 23 STRAND-CAPITOL PERFORMING ARTS YORK, PA
OCTOBER 24 PENN'S PEAK JIM THORPE, PA
OCTOBER 26 CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF HOMESTEAD MUNHALL, PA
OCTOBER 27 THE DETROIT THEATER ANN ARBOR, MI
OCTOBER 28 PLAYHOUSE SQUARE CLEVELAND, OH
OCTOBER 29 STATE THEATER KALAMAZOO, MI
OCTOBER 30 RIALTO SQUARE THEATER JOLIET, IL
NOVEMBER 11 RUTH ECKERD HALL CLEARWATER, FL
NOVEMBER 12 HARD ROCK LIVE@ UNIVERSAL ORLANDO, FL
NOVEMBER 14 THE NATIONAL RICHMOND, VA
NOVEMBER 15 THE BIRCHMERE ALEXANDRIA, VA
NOVEMBER 17 WELLMONT THEATRE MONTCLAIR, NJ
NOVEMBER 18 CALVIN THEATRE NORTHAMPTON, MA
NOVEMBER 19 THE WARNER THEATER TORRINGTON, CT
NOVEMBER 20 LOWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM LOWELL, MA
NOVEMBER 21 VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM PROVIDENCE, RI
NOVEMBER 23 PALACE THEATRE STAMFORD, CT
NOVEMBER 24 THEATRE AT WESTBURY WESTBURY, NY
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