Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Enjoy Jethro Tull's Music? Show About His Life Coming To The Smith Center

Danny Zelisko Presents the wonderful JETHRO TULL: Written & Performed by Ian Anderson at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m.

Ian Anderson celebrates the life and times of English agriculturalist Jethro Tull in this new concert tour. Anderson is known as the legendary frontman for the classic rock band Jethro Tull and re-imagines his namesake with a narrative set in the near future. The show presents some of the best known songs from the repertoire of the band Jethro Tull.

In JETHRO TULL, Anderson touches on topical issues including climate change, intensive food production and population growth. New material specially written for this show includes “Prosperous Pasture,” “Fruits Of Frankenfield,” “And The World Feeds Me,” “Stick, Twist, Bust,” and “The Turnstile Gate.” JETHRO TULL features amongst many Tull favorites “Heavy Horses,” “Farm On The Freeway,” “Songs From The Wood,” “Aqualung,” “Living In The Past,” “Wind-Up,” “A New Day Yesterday,” “The Witch's Promise” and “Locomotive Breath,” sometimes with slightly re-written lyrics to better tell the tale. The show has previously played in the UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Argentina and the US to widely encouraging reviews. The Oakland Press writer Gary Graff offers: “A characteristically exceptional Tull concert…entertaining and original.”

Anderson is accompanied by David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests on screen including Ryan O’Donnell who shared the stage with Anderson in recent tours for HOMO ERRATICUS and THICK AS A BRICK and Icelandic singer/violinist/actress Unnur Birna Björnsdóttir who appears on screen throughout the show. In addition to U.S. dates in April and October 2016, JETHRO TULL will be performed by Ian Anderson in Czech Republic, Sweden and Germany plus more cities and countries to be announced. Look out for tour dates and much more information at www.jethrotull.com.

Tickets start at $31 and will be on sale to the public on Friday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.

361 Symphony Park Ave
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 749-2012

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