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  JETHRO TULL 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES ARE HERE
15th August 2017



jethro tull

Jethro Tull first performed under the name on 2nd February 1968 at the world-famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London and would go on to become one of the most successful and enduring bands of their era, selling over sixty million albums worldwide.

To celebrate this golden anniversary, Ian Anderson will present fifty years of Jethro Tull in eight UK concerts during April 2018 as part of the worldwide touring schedule.

Tull's debut album, 'This Was', was released later that same year and founder and frontman Anderson, is rightly credited with introducing the flute to rock as a frontline instrument. The inventor of Folk Metal? Maybe...

The anniversary concerts will feature a broad mix of material, some of it focussing on the earlier formative period through to the heavier numbers of the Tull catalogue from 'This Was', 'Stand Up', 'Benefit', 'Aqualung', 'Thick As A Brick', 'Too Old To Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die', 'Songs From The Wood', 'Heavy Horses', 'Crest Of A Knave' and even a touch of 'TAAB2' from 2012.

Ian Anderson says:

"I am not usually a birthday or anniversary kind of guy but, just for once, I won't be a party-pooper either!

"I treasure the memories of the earlier years of the Jethro Tull repertoire, associated as it is with the adventures of visiting so many countries for the first time to connect with new fans around the world. And this is a celebration of all the thirty-three band members who graced our ranks - musicians who brought their talents, skills and styles to bear on the performances live and in the studio.

"Join me and the current band for a nostalgic evening of varied music, representative of my ever-changing songwriting as our careers progressed through the years."

Tour dates are as follows:

Tuesday 3rd April: Manchester, O2 Apollo
Thursday 5th April: Newcastle, City Hall
Friday 6th April: Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Saturday 7th April: Liverpool, Auditorium
Monday 9th April: Bristol, Colston Hall
Tuesday 10th April: Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Wednesday 11th April: Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Tuesday 17th April: London, Royal Albert Hall

Tickets are available right here. There is no support.

Ian Anderson is accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests.





MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is stricylt limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.







NOW AEROSMITH FANS CAN HAVE THEIR NAME IN FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

aerosmith

Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.

aerosmith

As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:



Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.







 


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