February 21, 2014

Prog Rock Magazine Exclusive: Ian Anderson Explains New Album

Ian Anderson: Homo Erraticus
Prog is proud to present an exclusive interview clip in which Ian Anderson discusses his new album Homo Erraticus – view it below.

It’s taken from an in-depth discussion with Prog editor Jerry Ewing to mark the title’s release on April 14 via Anderson’s imprint Calliandra Records and Kscope. The full interview will be included on the special edition of the album.

Homo Erraticus is the third album to feature Gerald Bostock, who first appeared in 1972′s Jethro Tull release Thick As A Brick, then returned in Anderson’s Thick As A Brick 2 in 2012.

In the clip below he explains how the “political hot potato” of migration inspired Homo Erraticus, observing: “As Gerald Bostock says, ‘We’re all from somewhere else – get over it.’”
Anderson kicks off an extensive UK tour on April 28. His solo band will deliver the album in full along with a selection of Jethro Tull classics, updated with video and theatrics. Tickets are on sale now, see jethrotull.com.

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 

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