WATCH: Ian Anderson unboxes 'The Ballad of Jethro Tull'

Book 14/11/2019

Check out the video below where Scottish-born singer and songwriter, Ian Anderson unboxes The Ballad of Jethro Tull.

The first official, illustrated book was first unveiled in 2018, promising memorabilia, personal photos, previously-unseen photographs dating back to their very first gig as a Blues band and more.

The book was overseen by Anderson, as well as the past and present members of the band.

Watch the video below.

"Hot off the presses, it’s The Ballad Of Jethro Tull," Anderson says. "It’s got all sorts of exciting memorabilia: Photographs… plus of course, lots of great moments: The band as it is today, the band as it was long ago in the past."

Featuring Jethro Tull's rich history, the book originally comes in two editions - The Classic Version and the Signature Edition. The latter has already been sold out as it's limited to 500 copies and comes with a 7-inch single.

You can pre-order the $50 dollar classic edition here.

Each copy also comes with a downloadable spoken version of the book that was specially written and performed by Anderson with accompanying Tull track backing, plus a recording of him reading 'Marmion' with "speecially created musical backing".

(L) Classic Edition; (R) Signature Edition

Earlier in November, Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull Band had announced their 'Prog Years Tour' for 2020. See below fot he dates.

Ian Anderson and the Jethro Tull Band: The Prog Years Tour 2020

Sep 30 - Aylesbury The Waterside
Oct 01 - Leicester De Montfort Hall
Oct 03 - Blackburn St George’s Hall
Oct 04 - Perth Concert Hall 
Oct 05 - Glasgow Pavilion Theatre
Oct 06 - Stoke-On-Trent Victoria Hall
Oct 08 - London Shepherd's Bush Empire
Oct 09 - Brighton Dome
Oct 10 - Poole Lighthouse
Oct 12 - Reading Hexagon
Oct 13 - Bath The Forum

Ian Anderson On Jethro Tull 2020 tour

Apr 20 - Yeovil Westlands
Apr 21 - Bristol St George's
Apr 22 - Cheltenham Town Hall

More dates to be announced