Wed, Mar 7

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson Plays Thick As A Brick

March 7, 2012 (Durham, NC) — Ian Anderson, known throughout the world as the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull, will perform at the Durham Performing Arts Center, DPAC, on September 29. In April, Anderson will release a newly-recorded sequel to Jethro Tull's seminal 1972 album Thick as a Brick, followed by a solo tour that will feature him performing both the original album and its new sequel back-to-back live in their entirety.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning March 16th at 10am:

           Online at

           DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC

  / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

           Ticketmaster outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall

Many would say that Jethro Tull’s progressive rock era peaked with 1972’s Thick As A Brick, a 45-minute continuous piece of music charting the difficulties of a child growing up and confronting a frightening and unfair world. The album was a worldwide success, including a Number 1 spot on the Billboard chart. Forty years later, Ian’s new sequel has very deliberately echoed the feel of the 1972 album by using many of the same instruments, including a lot of acoustic guitar and Hammond organ, and to a large extent recording the continuous 53-minute piece of music with the band all playing live together. In Ian's words: "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."