Jethro Tull – Aqualung 40th Anniversary Edition
In the pantheon of Rock’n Roll flautists, there exists no bigger name than Ian Anderson and his legendary band Jethro Tull. 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of Tull’s fourth and best-selling album, Aqualung.
Digitally remastered and expanded two CD commemorative Collector’s Edition of the classic 1971 album, released to coincide with Aqualung‘s 40th Anniversary. Disc One features a NEW, previously unreleased stereo mix of the album by Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson. Disc Two contains additional recordings from 1970-71 and includes unheard stereo mixes.
In addition to the Aqualung reissue, Ian Anderson is revisiting another one of his classic albums in 2012. For the first time since 1972, Anderson will perform Thick As A Brick live in its entirety. The TAAB world tour will commence in the UK in Mid-April and then move on to other European countries in the late Spring and Summer before landing in the USA for two tours during September, October and early November.
In honor of the epic re-release of this Jethro Tull’s most recognized album, I’m giving away a copy of the DVD/CD combo of Jethro Tull’s famed 1978 concert from Madison Square Garden. Live at Madison Square Garden: 1978 captures the band at the height of their powers during their “Heavy Horses” tour. The set includes over 90 minutes of concert audio in 5.1 DTS/Dolby Surround and 50 minutes of concert footage. Enter for a chance to win this DVD after the jump. Contest ends on November 20 at midnight, 1 entry per household, US and Canadian entrants only.
2012 Thick As A Brick UK and European tour dates and contest entry form after the jump.
Ian Anderson 2011 Tour
12/10 Canterbury, England Canterbury Cathedral with guests Justin Hayward (Moody Blues) & Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
12/16 Salisbury, England Salisbury Cathedral
12/19 Manchester, England Manchester Cathedral
Ian Anderson “Thick as a Brick” Tour – 2012
04/14 Perth Concert Hall
04/15 Glasgow Theatre Royal
04/17 Newcastle City Hall
04/18 Liverpool Philharmonic
04/19 Sheffield City Hall
04/20 Blackburn St George’s Hall
04/21 Harrogate Royal Hall
04/22 Manchester Opera House
04/24 Derby Assembly Rooms
04/25 Ipswich Regent Theatre
04/27 London Hammersmith Apollo
04/28 Bristol Colston Hall
04/29 High Wycombe The Swan Theatre
04/30 Birmingham Symphony Hall
05/02 Oxford Apollo
05/03 Reading Hexagon
05/04 Guildford G Live
05/05 Cardiff St. David’s Hall
05/06 Southampton Guildhall
11/17 Amnéville, France Galaxie TBC
11/18 Paris, France Olympia