The Prog Rock Years Tour 2020 will stop off at Reading’s The Hexagon theatre on Monday, October 12.
The tour will draw heavily on material from Jethro Tull’s more ‘prog’ albums, much of it focussing on the early ‘heavy hitters’ of the Tull catalogue – classic albums including Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Passion Play and even a touch of Thick As A Brick 2 from 2012. (bracknellnews)
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.”
Tickets for all 11 dates across the UK – which will also take in Bath’s The Forum, Brighton Dome and London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire – went on sale yesterday morning, Wednesday, November 6.
To buy tickets for the Reading show, go online to www.readingarts.com/hexagon, call the box office on 0118 960 6060 or go to www.gigantic.com/jethro-tull-tickets.