Legendary rock band to perform in Istanbul
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Jethro Tull readies to perfrom in Istanbul on Sept 10. EPA photoFrontman of the British folk rock band Jethro Tull, a group famous for their flute infused music, will perform in Istanbul at Küçükçiflik Park on Sept. 10 as a part of the world tour for his latest album Thick as a Brick 2: Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock.
Ian Anderson scheduled the Thick as a Brick 2 tour to be supported by the band he toured with in 2012 under the name Martin Barrre’s New Day, which includes Jethro Tull’s bassist Jonathan Noyce. The group plans to play the new album in its entirety for fans.
Album Thick as a Brick
Earlier this year Anderson announced via the Jethro Tull website that a follow up album to the bands popular Thick as a Brick album would be released April 2, 2012. Thick as a Brick 2: Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock? has been billed as a solo project from Anderson rather than a Jethro Tull release. A 18 month world tour has been planned to promote the original Jethro Tull album and frontman’s new solo sequel. The album signifies the golden age of the group, according to band members. Thick as a Brick 2 had its world premiere on April 14 at Perth Concert Hall in Scotland. Istanbul was also rocked by Jethro Tull last year. Thick as a Brick was Jethro Tull’s first deep progressive rock offering, coming four years after the release of their first album.
The epic album is notable for its many musical themes, time signature changes and tempo shifts and features of the progressive rock scene that was emerging at the time. k HDN