Jethro Tull

JAM PRESENTS

Jethro Tull

Sat. Aug 19

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Chicago Theatre

$48.50 - $128.50

This event is all ages

Jethro Tull
Ian Anderson, known throughout the world of rock music as the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull, celebrates his 46th year as an international recording and performing musician in 2014.
Ian was born in 1947 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. After attending
primary school in Edinburgh, his family relocated to Blackpool in the north of England in 1959. Following a traditional Grammar school education, he moved on to Art college to study fine art before deciding on an attempt at a musical career.
Tull formed in 1968 out of the amalgamation of the John Evan Band and McGregor's Engine, two blues-based local UK groups.
After a lengthy career, Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull have released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies since the band first performed at London's famous Marquee Club in February 1968.

After undertaking more than 3000 concerts in 40 countries throughout four decades, he has typically played 100-plus concerts each year to longstanding, as well as new fans worldwide. Widely recognized as the man who introduced the flute to rock music, Ian Anderson remains the crowned exponent of the popular and rock genres of flute playing. So far, no real pretender to the throne has stepped forward. Ian also plays ethnic flutes and whistles together with acoustic guitar and the mandolin family of instruments, providing the acoustic textures which has been an
integral part of most of the Tull repertoire.

Anderson has so far recorded six diverse albums under his own name during a long career: 1983ʹs "Walk Into Light," the flute instrumental "Divinities" album for EMI's Classical Music Division in 1995 which reached number one in the relevant Billboard chart, and the more acoustic collections of songs, "The Secret Language of Birds," "Rupi's Dance," plus rock albums "Thick As A Brick 2ʺ and now, 2014's "Homo Erraticus."

In recent years, he has toured more and more as simply Ian Anderson, often with orchestras, string quartets, featured soloists.
Venue Information:
The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State Street
Chicago, IL, 60601
http://www.thechicagotheatre.com/