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Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull

, 7:30pm Buxton Opera Housebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull band are one of the world's most successful and enduring Progressive Rock bands.

At the beginning of February 1968 Jethro Tull first appeared under that name at the famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London. Quickly building a following there and at the many other small Blues clubs and pub venues up and down England, the band came to broader media and public recognition at the Sunbury Jazz and Blues Festival in the summer of 1968 where they were the surprise hit of the occasion. 

Tull recorded with the original lineup of Anderson, Cornick, Bunker and Abrahams and released their first album This Was on the Island label later that year. After the departure of Mick Abrahams and his replacement by Martin Barre, another thirty or so musicians would form the ranks over the decades, some staying for a few months; some for the longer haul. 

Although Ian Anderson uses his own real name these days in conjunction with the Tull performances and repertoire, the Jethro Tull brand has endured to this day and as writer, producer, flautist, vocalist and occasional guitarist, Anderson performs with the band typically 80 – 100 shows each year in many countries of the world. 

An evening of cosy chat and performance 

After the success of the “Rubbing Elbows with….” tours in the USA in 2002/3 Tull front man and composer Ian Anderson brings to the UK in 2020 a similar format of talk, music and interaction with audiences for a limited series of engagements.

Join Ian for his reminiscences, intimate performance and some tricky questions from the audience! 

Dates & Times

  • Duration: 2hr 20mins (includes interval)
  • Price: £28.50-£35

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