Ian Anderson Confirms New Gerald Bostock Album
Jethro Tull mainman Ian Anderson has confirmed his solo studio album Homo Erraticus will be released on April 14 via Kscope – and it’s another “collaboration” with icon Gerald Bostock.
The Prog Award winner brought the 1972 character back to life in 2012 album Thick As A Brick 2. Now he’s taken the story further.
The label explains: “Following a 40-year political career, Bostock reunited with Anderson, taking the role of tour manager on a string of shows. Homo Erraticus marks his return to songwriting, and it’s based on an unpublished manuscript by amateur historian Ernest T Parritt (1965-1928).
“In Homo Erraticus Parrit examines key events in British history, with a string of prophecies stretching the current day and the future. Visions of past lives caused by the delirium of malaria generate the characters through whose eyes the stories are told, including a nomadic Neolithic settler, an Iron Age blacksmith, a Christian month, a turnpike innkeeper – and even Prince Albert.”
The release is backed with an extensive UK tour on which the album will be played in full alongside a set of Tull classics, “updated with video and theatrics.”
For more info from Ian, see our lead news in the next issue of Prog, out next Wednesday.
Ian Anderson tour dates
Apr 28: Brighton Dome
Apr 29: Southampton O2 Guildhall
May 01: Salisbury City Hall
May 02: Liverpool Philharmonic
May 03: Birmingham Symphony Hall
May 04: Oxford New Theatre
May 06: Bristol Colston Hall
May 07: High Wycombe Swan Theatre
May 08: Guildford G Live
May 09: Cambridge Corn Exchange
May 10: Ipswich Regent Theatre
May 11: Leicester De Montfort Hall
May 13: Derby Assembly Rooms
May 14: Manchester Palace Theatre
May 15: York Royal Opera House
May 16: Gateshead Sage Theatre
May 18: Edinburgh Festival Theatre
May 19: Perth Concert Hall
May 20: Aberdeen Music Hall
May 21: Inverness Eden Court
May 24: London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
May 25: London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire