News release from the Embassy Theatre:
Jethro Tull as written and performed by Ian Anderson at the Embassy Theatre
Thursday, April 7, 8 p.m. with Tickets on sale Friday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m.
(November 17, 2015) – The new Jethro Tull concert tour returns to the States starting April 2016, in which Ian Anderson celebrates the life and times of English agriculturalist Jethro Tull. JETHRO TULL written and performed by Ian Anderson will be at the Embassy Theatre on April 7. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Nov. 20 through, charge-by-phone 800.745.3000 and at the Embassy box office. Tickets are $45, $55, $69.50, $79.50, and $99.50.
Ian Anderson is known as the legendary frontman for the classic rock band Jethro Tull and reimagines his namesake with a narrative set in the near future. The show presents some of the best-known songs from the repertoire of the band Jethro Tull.
JETHRO TULL (The Story), written and performed by Ian Anderson runs from April 1-16 and touches on topical issues including climate change, intensive food production and population growth. New material specially written for this show includes “Prosperous Pasture,” “Fruits Of Frankenfield,” “And The World Feeds Me,” “Stick, Twist, Bust” and “The Turnstile Gate.”
JETHRO TULL features many Tull favorites such as “Heavy Horses,” “Farm on the Freeway,” “Songs From The Wood,” “Aqualung,” “Living In The Past,” “Wind-Up,” “A New Day Yesterday,” “The Witch’s Promise” and “Locomotive Breath,” sometimes with slightly re-written lyrics to better tell the tale.
The show has already played in the U.K., Italy, Spain, Russia, Brazil and Argentina, recently finishing an eight-day run in the North East U.S. to widely encouraging reviews. Oakland Press writer Gary Graff offers: “A characteristically exceptional Tull concertâ€¦entertaining and original.”
Blogcritics’ Jon Sobel writes that Ian Anderson has “got plenty of creative tricks up his sleeve.” Philly.com’s A. D. Amarosi says that the show is “something new” and “weirdly winning.”
Anderson is accompanied by David Goodier (bass), John O’Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests on-screen including Ryan O’Donnell who shared the stage with Anderson in recent tours for HOMO ERRATICUS and THICK AS A BRICK and Icelandic singer/violinist/actress Unnur Birna BjÃ¶rnsdÃ³ttir, who appears on-screen throughout the show. In addition to U.S. dates in April and October 2016, JETHRO TULL will be performed by Ian Anderson in Czech Republic, Sweden and Germany plus more cities and countries to be announced. Look out for tour dates and much more information at.
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Built in 1928, the historic Embassy Theatre features national productions from the Broadway stage, concerts of all musical formats, cinema, educational programming and a continued commitment to young people. For more information, visit www.fwembassytheatre.org.