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Ian Anderson to celebrate 50 years of Jethro Tull in Berkeley

Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull celebrate their 50th Anniversary at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley on June 2.


BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER

Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull are coming to town on June 2nd as part of a 50th Anniversary celebration of the career of the Progressive Classic Rock band. Appearing at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Anderson, a Scottish born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as the lead vocalist and flutist for Tull, will be joined by musicians David Goodier (bass), John O’Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums).

Incorporating elements of both hard rock and British folk music with a mixture of the blues, Jethro Tull has sold over 60 million albums worldwide while achieving 11 gold and five platinum albums. Creating some of classic rock’s most recognizable tunes such as “Aqualung”, “Locomotive Breath”, “Skating Away”, “Bungle In The Jungle” and “Songs From The Woods”, the band has released 21 studio and nine live albums in their illustrious career.

Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson 50th Anniversary Tour Dates are also scheduled to include stops June 3rd at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, June 5th at the Fox Theatre in Visalia and June 6th at the Sacramento Community Theater. Tickets for the June 2nd show at the Greek Theatre are available at https://www.ticketmonster.com/buytickets/1257987aid=16280&sid=greektheatreberkely .

About Daniel Gluskoter

Daniel Gluskoter is the Martinez Tribune's national music and sports editor and a Bay Area photojournalist who's work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated. He covered the 2008 Presidential campaign as a correspondent for United Press International and has travelled worldwide covering events ranging from numerous Super Bowls and Olympics to Live Aid and the Grammys.

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