Image Courtesy of Carl GloverJethro Tull front man Ian Anderson will celebrate the life and times of the man who inspired the name of his band: 18th century English agricultural inventor Jethro Tull, with a new series of tours beginning this September.

According to Anderson’s Facebook page, the shows, which will have a “quasi-operatic structure,” will tell the story of the original Jethro Tull’s life, “reimagined as if in the near future and illustrated with Anderson’s best-known songs from the rock band Jethro Tull’s repertoire.”

The show will feature guest appearances on video, newly written songs and old Tull favorites including “Songs from the Wood,” “Aqualung,” “Locomotive Breath” and others with slightly altered lyrics to the songs to “better tell the tale” of Tull.

Anderson will be joined by bassist David Goodier, keyboardist John O’Hara, guitarist Florian Opahle and drummer Scott Hammond.

The tour, called Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera, will begin this fall in the U.K. followed by Russian, European and South American dates before the end of 2015, though specific dates have yet to be announced.

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