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UPDATES & NEWS:
February 1 2012: Thick As A Brick sequel to be released April 2nd and played live!
Ian Anderson on The Official Jethro Tull site: "Now, scheduled for performance again in 2012, I will take the original album and this follow-up recording, TAAB2, to a theatre near you. So, forty years on, what would Gerald Bostock (aged fifty in 2012), be doing today? What might have befallen him? The theme of this anniversary PART TWO album is to examine the possible different paths that the precocious young schoolboy, Gerald Bostock, might have taken later in life and to create alter-ego characters whose song-section identities illustrate the hugely varied potential twists and turns of fate and opportunity. Not just for Gerald but to echo how our own lives develop, change direction and ultimately conclude through chance encounters and interventions, however tiny and insignificant they might seem at the time."
January 4 2012: Martin Barre: "Jethro Tull is on ice"
Martin Barre, the 65-year-old guitarist for legendary British band Jethro Tull, said that the group will never record another album. In a telephone interview with the online Kinston Free Press Daily Podcast that was set up primarily to discuss the 40th anniversary of the band's triple-platinum LP, "Aqualung," Barre was asked about whether there will be a new Jethro Tull studio album, Barre didn't hesitate. "No, there won't be," he immediately answered. When asked for a reason, he said, "Jethro Tull is on ice." He then added that he also has solo projects planned during that time. He said he and Anderson will tour the world separately, each playing the music of Jethro Tull. Barre said his band will include as many as three current or former Tull members. Up to now Ian Anderson did not comment on this on the Official Jethro Tull site.
October 5 2011: "Thick As A Brick" to be played in 2012 tour
Ian Anderson performs Thick As A Brick in its entirety for the first time since 1972, going out for a world tour commencing in the UK in Mid-April. Then, it's on to European countries in the late Spring and Summer before landing in the USA for two tours spanning September, October and early November. More info.
July 27 2011: Meet Tull fans worldwide!
New Jethro Tull Discussion board started here.