A follow-up concept album called Thick as a Brick
2: Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock?
On April 2, Thick as a Brick 2 - Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock, will be released and this album too will be performed during the shows.
Ian Anderson and his band will be performing Thick as a Brick and Thick as a Brick 2 at Birmingham Symphony Hall on Monday, April 30.
Thick as a Brick was a concept album based on a poem written by a fictitious 10-year-old boy Gerald Bostock - in reality Anderson himself wrote music and lyrics.
? Ian Anderson, Thick as a Brick 2, April 18, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 0151 709 3789; April 22, Opera House, Manchester, 0844 847 2484.
While busy with a string of highly anticipated UK acoustic shows, Ian Anderson has announced he will hit the road again in April 2012 for a 19-date tour commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Jethro Tull's 1972 long player Thick As A Brick.
"Thick As A Brick - Whatever happened to Gerald Bostock promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience, rediscovering a timeless milestone of progressive rock," says Anderson.
During the Thick As A Brick tour Anderson will be joined by John O'Hara on keyboards, David Goodier on bass, Florian Opahle on guitar and Scott Hammond on drums as well as a number of guest performers.
Writer and director John Godber, of Bouncers and Teechers fame, has returned to one of his favourite subjects for Thick as a Brick
AMAZINGLY it's 40 years since Jethro Tull unleashed the album Thick as a Brick on an unsuspecting public.
EMI last month released the album's along awaited successor Thick as a Brick 2 - Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock, and this new album too will be performed during the shows.