Hey! Hey Aqualung!
Attention, all Jethro Tull fans (you know who you are) — to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the group’s landmark “Aqualung,” the band is reuniting for a stateside tour this June, which comes to Saratoga on June 14.
Stork-standing flautist-vocalist Ian Anderson will be joined by original members Martin Barre (guitar) and Doane Perry, plus recent additions David Goodier on bass and John O’Hara on keyboards. They’ll be performing the album in its entirety, plus classics from their four-decade-plus catalog.
Anderson always intended the disc as a concept piece, and today his social-political commentaries like “Locomotive Breath” and the title track seem eerily prescient.
Shuffling madness, indeed.
But Anderson — who continues to play over 100 dates, annually — is as relevant as ever. He just recived a Doctorate in Literature from Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University, an Ivor Novello award for International Achievement In Music, and a prestigious MBE for Services To Music. And he still stays physically fit, so he can continue his precarious one-legged-stork balancing act on-stage.
For more information, visit www.j-tull.com.