The concept behind Thick as a Brick is that it was based on a poem written by a child prodigy called Gerald Bostock.
A follow-up concept album called Thick as a Brick 2: Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock?
The mock-local newspaper that adorned the LP cover of Thick as a Brick
was seen on screen as a website.
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.
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.
GETTING BETTER: Frank Hopkins, of Mirfield, with a picture disc of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album HOT STUFF: Cliff Pemberton with Rolling Stones' album Black And Blue which he was selling for pounds 8 GOOD TIMES: Adrian Melling with first pressings of Led Zeppelin's debut album and Jethro Tull album Thick As A Brick
Writer and director John Godber, of Bouncers and Teechers fame, has returned to one of his favourite subjects for Thick as a Brick
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.