Ian Anderson has rescheduled Jethro Tull’s autumn 2020 trek The Prog Years Tour for September 2021.
The tour will now open at Bath’s The Forum on Friday 17th September 2021 and call in at Reading, Aylesbury, Leicester, Brighton, London, Poole, Perth, Glasgow and Stoke-on-Trent before culminating at Blackburn King George’s Hall on Thursday 30th September.
All original tickets remain valid and those who can are being urged to hold onto their tickets to support the live music scene.
A statement reads: “We are sorry to announce that the Jethro Tull – The Prog Years UK tour in 2020 will be postponed to September 2021.
“Due to the current uncertainty of putting on large events in the UK, we feel that the responsible and safest option for our fans, band and crew is to reschedule all 11 of these shows to a much later date when we hope it should be without serious health risk for everyone to enjoy the concerts.
“All tickets will remain valid for the new dates and we encourage you to hold on to these in support of your local venues who are also experiencing ongoing financial struggles in this difficult time.”
Ian said: “Dusting off many older ‘progressive’ songs amongst my earliest attempts to experiment outside the blues repertoire we began with has proved hugely enjoyable.
“Along the way, over the last 50 years, there have been a good few pieces that still strongly resonate with me today on either a musical or lyrical level. Hopefully both.
“Some are really tricky to play; some might sound that way but fall under the fingers quite naturally although the overall arrangements require feats of memory.
“Test my marbles; come to the party.”