Ian Anderson played a Christmas Charity Show at Canterbury Cathedral last Saturday night with special guests Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) and Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues).

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The set was a mixture of hymns, readings, Tull and Moody Blues material.

Bruce guested on two songs – ‘Revelations’ and ‘Jerusalem’ and Justin on Moody Blues tracks ‘Forever Autumn’ and ‘Nights In White Satin’. All three performed the encore ‘Locomotive Breath’ from Tull’s ‘Aqualung’ album.

Ian Anderson will play two other charity shows at Salisbury Cathedral on Friday 16th December with special guest Greg Lake and
Manchester Cathedral on Monday 19th December. Both shows are sold out.

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Ian Anderson will hit the road for 19 dates in the UK in April/May 2012 and will perform his Thick As A Brick Album in its entirety
For the first time since 1972.


14 Perth Concert Hall
15 Glasgow Theatre Royal
17 Newcastle City Hall
18 Liverpool Philharmonic
19 Sheffield City Hall
20 Blackburn St George’s Hall
21 Harrogate Royal Hall
22 Manchester Opera House
24 Derby Assembly Rooms
25 Ipswich Regent Theatre
27 London Hammersmith Apollo
28 Bristol Colston Hall
29 High Wycombe The Swan Theatre
30 Birmingham Symphony Hall


2 Oxford Apollo
3 Reading Hexagon
4 Guildford G Live
5 Cardiff St. David’s Hall
6 Southampton Guildhall
17 Stuttgart Liederhalle
18 Zürich Volkshaus
19 Augsburg Schwabenhalle
20 Berlin Tempodrom
22 Mainz Phonixhalle
23 Hamm Alfred Fischer Halle
25 Aurich Sparkassen Arena
26 Siegen Kulturpur Festival
27 Mannheim Rosengarten
28 Nürnberg Open Air Festival
29 Dresden Kulturplast


17 Amnéville, France Galaxie
18 Paris, France Olympia

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