Post by Gerrald Bostock on Apr 29, 2014 19:55:04 GMT
Ian Anderson, Brighton Dome Concert Hall, April 28
1:12pm Tuesday 29th April 2014 in The Critic By Tom Locke.
The rock legend that is Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull chose Brighton as the very first date of his world tour.
t was also the debut of Homo Erraticus, a solo concept album that occupied the whole of the first half.
Anderson staged the piece as a multimedia experience including a massive screen, costumes and monologues from band members. The 600-strong audience were at first confused about if and when to applaud.
Always the storyteller as well as the piper, Anderson’s lyrics were not easy to pick out, making the images and drift of the piece impossible to follow. However, the theatrical element and Anderson’s immense stage craft and charisma kept the focus.
The talk at the interval was about the sharing of the vocal responsibilities with a mini-Ian, Ryan O’Donnell, and the concern that 67-year-old Anderson had not yet played the flute on one leg So there was palpable relief when at the start of the second half the leg was immediately up for Living In The Past.
With Tull’s back catalogue to pick from, the 90 minutes flew by and Locomotive Breathe brought the audience to their feet at the end of an evening that fulfilled its high expectations.
Post by progrockdeepcuts on Apr 29, 2014 20:02:05 GMT
Very interesting review; it's nice to see that Ian is adding some theatricality to things again. I'll be scouring the internet for some bootleg footage the next few days (I'm FAR too impatient to wait until October!)
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