Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson will return to North America next year to celebrate his famous band's golden anniversary with the "Ian Anderson Presents: Jethro Tull - 50th Anniversary Tour."

The tour begins on May 30 at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix and concludes on Sept. 11 at New York's Beacon Theatre. Anderson will also play Europe throughout April and during breaks in the North American schedule. The announcement recommends that all attendees be in their seats five minutes prior to the announced starting time, adding, "Latecomers may not be admitted to their seats until a suitable gap in the performance."

Tickets for most dates go on sale on Friday, Nov. 17 at 10AM local time. For complete details, visit Jethro Tull's website.

Anderson is the only founding member involved with this tour. According to the band's website, his current lineup includes guitarist Florian Opahle, bassist David Goodier, keyboardist and orchestral conductor John O'Hara and drummer Scott Hammond.

Ian Anderson Presents: Jethro Tull - 50th Anniversary North American Tour

5/30 -- Phoenix, AZ -- Comerica Theatre
6/1 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Greek Theatre
6/2 -- Berkeley, CA -- The Greek Theatre
6/3 -- Paso Robles, CA -- Vina Robles Amphitheater
6/5 -- Visalia, CA -- Visalia Fox Theatre
6/6 -- Sacramento, CA -- Sacramento Community Theater
6/8 -- Bend, OR -- Les Schwab Amphitheater
6/9 -- Troutdale, OR -- Edgefield
6/10 -- Woodinville, WA -- Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
6/29 -- Saint Louis, MO -- Fox Theatre
6/30 -- New Buffalo, MI -- Four Winds Casino Resort -- Silver Creek Event Center
7/1 -- Sterling Heights, MI -- Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
7/3 -- Toronto, ON -- Budweiser Stage
8/31 -- Minneapolis, MN -- State Theater
9/1 -- Kansas City, MO -- Starlight Theatre
9/3 -- Highland Park, IL -- Ravinia Festival
9/5 -- Huber Heights, OH -- Rose Music Center at the Heights
9/7 -- Vienna, VA -- Wolf Trap
9/8 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Mann Center for the Performing Arts
9/9 -- Boston, MA -- Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
9/11 -- New York City, NY -- Beacon Theatre


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