Ian Anderson to tour UK in 2014

Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull frontman and solo singer songwriter, has announced details of a new UK tour in 2014.

The live dates will kick off in late April and go through May culminating in two nights at London’s O2 Empire in Shepherds Bush.

According to organisers, the show will feature a selection from his new 2014-release concept album, which he describes as ‘folk-prog-metal’.

Ian will also be performing a selection of musical highlights from his career both as a solo artist and from his time with Jethro Tull.

Ian said: ‘After winning the Grammy for best hard rock/metal album back in 1988, this seems like an opportunity to justify that strange and misplaced accolade with a new album to celebrate the more forceful, full-on rock credentials which are found in many of my songs over the last 45 years.

‘It’s not an end to the acoustic and gentler moments but more of an emphasis on the louder aggressive flute style which marked me out from the earliest days of Jethro Tull.’

Tickets for the dates go on sale on 4 September and follow the success of this year’s performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

Find out more about the dates from www.gigantic.com/artist/ian-anderson.