UPDATE REGARDING AUTOGRAPHS AND FAN-MAIL POSTAL ADDRESS
Autograph and selfie requests
I must ask you to avoid in-person autograph and selfie requests at all concerts for the foreseeable future. Due to the ongoing and still worsening Covid pandemic realities, I really have to stay in my social “bubble” with the band and crew and reduce contact with anyone else while we are on tour, as well as for a week or two either side of tours and concerts. This to to reduce the risk of any of us becoming infected and then having to cancel upcoming shows as a result. Great to see you, as always, but it is not yet the time for up-close scribbles, hugs and selfies.
Correspondence and fan mail
UPDATE: Due to the increasing backlog of postal autograph requests from fans and the renewed level of my touring and promotional activity, I am unable to undertake to do further signings. We ask you to cease sending photos, letters, album covers etc for the foreseeable future. Any such unsolicited material sent to the previous, or any other address will, regretfully, not be returned and therefore lost to you. At some time in the future, if and when I can resume additional office work, I will let you know.
Thanks for your understanding. Ian Anderson.
Jethro Tull 'A'40th Anniversary Edition
3CD/3DVD Anniversary Collection Expands The Group’s 1980 Album With Steven Wilson’s Newly Remixed Version Of The Original, Plus Unreleased Studio And Live Recordings, And A Remixed Version Of The Slipstream Video Collection
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JETHRO TULL ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS
Classic Jethro Tull albums remixed by Steven Wilson
Here you can listen to the latest tracks Ian Anderson is featured as a special guest on. His latest guest appearance was on "Peace 4 Ukraine" with Shchedryk.
For the full list of guest appearances, see the link below!
The Gloucester Magnificat by John O’Hara was commissioned by the Friends of Gloucester Cathedral in 2016. Adrian Partington conducted the five choirs of the cathedral with Jonathan Hope on organ and Nia Llewelyn Jones leading the junior choir. The world première was 8th July 2017. Adrian and John recorded the full concert in the historic cathedral early in 2018 and this disc is available from the Gloucester Cathedral shop.
In 1971, I wrote and recorded the song “Locomotive Breath” for the Aqualung album. The lyrical subject matter was the topic of runaway population growth.
Now, 47 years later, you have the chance to add your voice to the single most pressing problem facing future generations. From increases in global population, all other danger factors threatening our species, including climate change, continue to accrue. Apart from the odd rogue asteroid or black hole, of course.
In my lifetime alone, the population of the planet has slightly more than tripled. Yes - in one generation!
I have been a supporter of Population Matters for some years - ever since the venerable and much-loved David Attenborough became visibly the first person of real media presence to come out, unafraid to discuss the issues of population growth in our times.
Tricky and controversial stuff, I know, but don’t think that we concerned voices are about to shout down your right to have children. We are about the sense of responsible family planning and size. Responsibility not just to a nation, ethnic group or continent, but to the precious resource and life-giving spirit of planet Earth itself. No one is about to tell you what to do or not to do; merely to learn, understand and act upon your own conclusions. Responsible, informed choice. Especially for women in the modern world.
In this troubled world, human rights and especially women’ rights deserve our attention. In Israel, many citizens, whether Jewish or Arab need advice and representation, especially in these times when recently-passed laws have created the new Jewish homeland Nation-State Of Israel reducing the 20% of Arab citizens and their language to a minority status and favouring Jewish Israelis over all. Hardly conducive to a long-term solution of Palestinian and Israeli interests.
Not much we can do from afar, perhaps, but please show support for this NGO striving to find a better, more representative and fairer future for all people of the region.
(Shatil and Polyphony are recipients of all net income from Ian Anderson’s Israel concerts.)
Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull. 2018
The Polyphony Foundation
I have worked recently with Polyphony to raise funds through my recent concerts to support this valuable and very worthy cause. Polyphony brings together young students of Classical Music from within the very different cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds of Israeli Jews and Arabs.
Showing cooperation and team spirit between communities in this way through both artistic endeavour and cultural mutual respect surely has to be a great example to young and old – whether in Israel or far-flung diasporas.
If you wish to help encourage this non-political, not-for-profit organisation please read all about their work at http://polyphonyfoundation.org
Your help will provide hope for a young generation in allowing them to demonstrate the values of living and working together in peaceful harmony.
Join me, Ian Anderson, in giving your support now to the Polyphony Foundation. A most worthy cause and an important cog in the wheels which grind all-too-slowly towards peace in the Middle East.