Wednesday, February 16, 2022

JETHRO TULL RELEASES FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN OVER 18 YEARS: EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW WITH IAN ANDERSON LEGENDARY BANDLEADER FOR TULL


 J E T H R O 

T U L L 

THE ZEALOT GENE

THEIR FIRST STUDIO ALBUM 

 IN OVER 18 YEARS

NOW AVAILABLE

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW

WITH  T U L L 

LEGENDRY BANDLEADER

I A N 

A N D E R S O N


Jethro Tull premiered the music video for their new single “The Zealot Gene,” which also serves as the title track for the group’s upcoming album. The song is the third single released in advance of Jethro Tull’s first studio album of new material in over 18 years. 

The animated music video was directed by Iranian filmmaker Sam Chegini, who previously directed the video for the album’s second single, “Sad City Sisters.” The imagery in “The Zealot Gene” video reflects the song’s message of boldly rejecting the status quo in a society that values conformity. The lyrics emphasize that carrying the zealot gene, while dangerous and explosive, is a strength in a polarized world.

“The title track offers many allusions to the radical, politically-charged world of populism in leadership. As a song lyric, it sums up, for me, the divisive nature of societal relationships and the extreme views which fuel the fires of hate and prejudice, more so today perhaps, than at any time in history,” Ian Anderson said. “Perhaps you think you know who I might have been thinking about here but, in reality, there are probably right now at least five prominent, dictatorial national figures who could fit the bill.”

With more than 30 albums to their credit and sales totaling more than 50 million, Jethro Tull are one of the most successful rock bands of all-time with a catalog that contains classics that still resonate today. Led by Ian Anderson, Tull still continues to tour throughout the world, entertaining audiences of all ages. 

 

PURCHASE

THE ZEALOT GENE

BY

JETHRO TULL

OUT NOW

The first new studio album by

JETHRO TULL

In two decades



The Zealot Gene will be offered in the following formats:


  • Special Edition Digipak CD
  • Gatefold 2LP+CD+LP-booklet
  • Limited 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook
  • Limited Deluxe 3LP+2CD+Blu-ray Artbook

The Deluxe 3LP+2CD+Blu-ray Artbook comes on white vinyl and includes a 3rd LP with the rough demos. It also includes a slipmat and a numbered art print. The blu-ray includes a 5.1 surround sound mix by Jakko Jakszyk (King Crimson).

available NOW at amazon.com


For more information

 about

IAN ANDERSON

and 

JETHRO TULL

VISIT

www.jethrotull.com

official website

www.facebook.com/officialjethrotull

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https://twitter.com/jethrotull

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www.instagram.com/jethrotull

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JETHRO TULL

2022 CONCERTS

 

Date City   Venue         Country

Tour: JETHRO TULL

18th February 2022      LISBOA      COLISEU DOS RECREIOS    Portugal

19th February 2022      Porto          Super Bock Arena         Portugal

16th March 2022          Madrid       Circo Price Spain

18th March 2022          Cartagena   El Batel      Spain

Tour: JETHRO TULL The Prog Years

25th March 2022          Bienne        Palais des Congrès        Switzerland

26th March 2022          Lausanne   Salle Métropole   Switzerland

Tour: JETHRO TULL

8th April 2022    Kiev International Centre of Culture and Arts Ukraine

Tour: JETHRO TULL The Prog Years

24th April 2022 Tampere     Tampere Concert Hall Finland

POSTPONED from 7th of January

25th April 2022   Helsinki     House of Culture          Finland

26th April 2022 Turku         Turun Konserttitalo      Finland

Tour: JETHRO TULL

2nd May 2022     Umea         Folkets Hus         Sweden

4th May 2022      Karlstad     CCC Sweden

5th May 2022      Västerås     Västerås Konserthus     Sweden

16th May 2022    Linköping Crussellhallen     Sweden

POSTPONED from the 24th of January

17th May 2022    Stockholm Cirkus         Sweden

POSTPONED from the 25th of January

22nd May 2022   Gothenburg         Konserthuset       Sweden

POSTPONED from the 23rd of January

Tour: JETHRO TULL The Prog Years

26th May 2022    Bielsko-Biała       Cultural Centre   Poland

28th May 2022   Poznan       Sala Ziemi Poland

29th May 2022    Gdańsk       Stary Maneż        Poland

Tour: JETHRO TULL

9th June 2022     Seville         Cartuja Center     Spain

POSTPONED from 16th December 2021

12th June 2022   Barcelona   Pedralbes Festival         Spain

2nd July 2022     Mikulov      Amphitheatre      Czech Republic

4th July 2022      Loket          Amphitheatre Loket     Czech Republic

16th July 2022    Eisenach    Burg Creuzburg   Germany

17th July 2022    Dinslaken   Burgtheater Dinslaken Germany

27th July 2022    Schwerin    Freilichtbühne    Germany

28th July 2022    Dresden     Junge Garde        Germany

29th July 2022    Leipzig       Parkbühne Germany

5th August 2022 Salzgitter-Salder Schloss Salder     Germany

13th August 2022         Trnava        Mestský amfiteáter       Slovakia

19th August 2022         Faversham, Kent          A New Day Festival      United Kingdom

10th September 2022   St Petersburg      DK Lensoveta      Russian Federation

11th September 2022   Moscow      Crocus City Hall Russian Federation

13th September 2022   Nizhny Novgorod         Kremlin Hall       Russian Federation

1st October 2022          Mannheim Rosengarten        Germany

2nd October 2022        Ulm   Congress Centrum        Germany

10th October 2022       Essen          Lichterburg         Germany

12th October 2022        Berlin         Admiralspalast    Germany

13th October 2022        Hamburg   Laeiszhalle Germany

14th October 2022        Bremen      Metropol Theater         Germany

Tour: JETHRO TULL The Prog Years

8th November 2022     Ludwigsburg       Forum Ludwigsburg, Theatersaal   Germany

9th November 2022     München    Circus Krone       Germany

10th November 2022   Nürnberg   Meistersingerhalle        Germany

17th November 2022    Paris Olympia Hall       France

27th November 2022   Lugano       Palazzo Dei Congressi Switzerland

28th November 2022   Zurich        Volkshaus Switzerland


 JETHRO TULL Discography

Studio albums

 

This Was (1968)

Stand Up (1969)

Benefit (1970)

Aqualung (1971)

Thick as a Brick (1972)

A Passion Play (1973)

War Child (1974)

Minstrel in the Gallery (1975)

Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die! (1976)

Songs from the Wood (1977)

Heavy Horses (1978)

Stormwatch (1979)

A (1980)

The Broadsword and the Beast (1982)

Under Wraps (1984)

Crest of a Knave (1987)

Rock Island (1989)

Catfish Rising (1991)

Roots to Branches (1995)

J-Tull Dot Com (1999)

The Jethro Tull Christmas Album (2003)

The Zealot Gene (2022)

  

Solo Studio albums

(1983) Walk into Light

(1995) Divinities: Twelve Dances with God

(2000) The Secret Language of Birds

(2003) Rupi's Dance

(2012) Thick as a Brick 2

(2014) Homo Erraticus

 

Live albums

Year           Name

(2005) Ian Anderson Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull

(2014) Thick as a Brick – Live in Iceland         


 




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