Jethro Tull New Zealand Tour

Thursday 12 June 2014

Jethro Tull New Zealand Tour
Jethro Tull, led by the legendary Ian Anderson, is heading to New Zealand for three concerts this summer.

Anderson, the band's flautist, vocalist and acoustic guitarist, started the prog-rock band in 1967 with three friends and they went on to become one of the biggest bands of the '70s. While Jethro Tull has had more than 20 official musicians in its lineup over the years, Anderson has remained the key member and composer.

The Best of Jethro Tull tour will cover all the hits of their career, including the songs Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, Bouree and Thick as a Brick. Anderson will also be showcasing songs from his latest solo album, Homo Erraticus.

The concert will be the first international rock concert to be staged at Christchurch’s newly rebuilt Isaac Theatre Royal.

Tickets go on sale Monday 16 June.

Jethro Tull
Christchurch - Isaac Theatre Royal, Thursday 18 December
Wellington - St James Theatre, Friday 19 December
Auckland - The Civic, Saturday 20 December

PRESS RELEASE: 

Three New Zealand Concerts Announced

This December
Tickets on sale Monday, 16 June

Legendary Jethro Tull rocker Ian Anderson, in association with Stewart and Tricia Macpherson of The Stetson Group, today announces three concerts for New Zealand this December.

Tickets to The Best of Jethro Tull tour will go on sale on Monday, 16 June for concerts in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.

The concerts will be “best of”, featuring hits including Thick As A Brick, Living In The Past, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, Bouree, new album Homo Erraticus and more. The three-concert tour caps a busy year of touring and a new album by the 60-million album selling Grammy award-winning rockers.

Tickets for the concerts are expected to go fast when they go on sale! The concert will be the first international rock concert to be staged at Christchurch’s newly rebuilt Isaac Theatre Royal.

Early in 1968, a group of young British musicians, born from the ashes of various failed regional bands gathered together in hunger, destitution and modest optimism in Luton, North of London.

Benefit, Aqualung, and Thick As A Brick followed and the band’s success grew internationally. Various band members came and went, but the charismatic front man and composer, flautist and singer Ian Anderson continued, as he does to this day, to lead the group through its various musical incarnations.

Jethro Tull were, by the mid-seventies, one of the most successful live performing acts on the world stage, rivalling Zeppelin, Elton John and even the Rolling Stones. Surprising, really, for a group whose more sophisticated and evolved stylistic extravagance was far from the Pop and Rock norm of that era.

With now some 30-odd albums to his credit and sales totalling more than 60 million, the apparently uncommercial Ian Anderson, continues to travel near and far to fans across the world.

Ian brings with him to New Zealand, his band of musicians featuring David Goodier on bass guitar, John O'Hara on keyboards, Florian Opahle on electric guitar, Scott Hammond on drums and Ryan O'Donnell on accompanying vocals.

He will perform a selection from the very best Jethro Tull songs plus some songs from his new album Homo Erraticus.  Expect classics like, extended plays of Thick as a Brick, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, Bouree, Living in the Past and much more.