Saturday, May 21, 2011

Aqualung - 40th Anniversary: Tour and Steven Wilson Remix

Two items today related to Jethro Tull's "Aqualung" celebrating its 40th anniversary. First, Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree has just announced that he has done a remix of Aqualung for a September release:
Since Ian Anderson has been talking about this, I guess it's now official. I recently completed a brand new mix of Jethro Tull's "Aqualung" for a 40th anniversary edition. As always the remix is super faithful to the original, but with much improved sonic clarity (something that just can't be achieved with remastering). Also remixed for inclusion were many other studio tracks from the 1970-71 period (several previously unreleased), and a 5.1 mix. It should be out on EMI in September. -from his Facebook page

Second, Tull will be taking the album on tour. I will be at the first show on the tour with some friends.
Jethro Tull 'Aqualung' is 40 years old and Ian Anderson is taking the album on the road.

Jethro Tull has announced a 16-show tour of North America on their world trek for "the snotted one's" 40th anniversary.

"The Snotted One" is, of course, Aqualung, Tull's 1971 album that moved them from cult group to FM radio stalwarts.

The LP contained a number of songs that went on to become classic rock standards, including the title song, Hymn 43 and Locomotive Breath, and was the group's first top ten album in the U.S., reaching number 7.

The following are both the North American and European dates for the tour:

06/08 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
06/10 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
06/11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre
06/12 - Valley Center, CA - Harrah's Rincon
06/13 - Anaheim, CA - Grove of Anaheim
06/14 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
06/16 - Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater
06/17 - Troutdale, OR - McMenamins Edgefield Concerts
06/18 - Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery]
06/19 - Vancouver, BC - The Centre in Vancouver
06/21 - Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
06/22 - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
06/23 - Regina, SK - Casino Regina-Show Lounge
06/25 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
06/26 - Chicago - Chicago Theater
06/27 - Chicago - Rosemont Theatre
07/14 - Asti, Italy - Piazza Cattedralle
07/15 - Boretto (RE), Italy - Cantiere Arni
07/16 - Brescia, Italy - Piazza della Loggia
07/17 - Cattolica, Italy - Arena La Regina
07/22 - Aanekoski, Finland - Keitelejazz Festival
07/24 - London, England - High Voltage Festival, Victoria Park
07/28 - Hannau, Germany - Amphitheater
07/29 - Seebronn, Germany - Rock of Ages Festival
07/30 - Zitadelle Petersberg, Germany - Erfurt
07/31 - Munich, Germany - Circus Krone

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