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Anderson, Tull to perform Thick as 2 Bricks

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IAN Anderson and Jethro Tull will perform its classic progressive rock album Thick as a Brick and his latest release Thick as a Brick 2 in their entirety Oct. 22 at the Centennial Concert Hall, it was announced Monday.

It will be the first time since 1972 that the British rock group, formed in 1967, will play the complete Thick as a Brick, a concept album that consists of one song. The band's Thick as a Brick world tour started last April in England.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets for $39.50, $59.50 and $85.50.

The tour will feature a more theatrical production with video and additional musicians, including Anderson's band: bassist David Goodier, keyboardist John O'Hara, drummer Scott Hammond, and guitarist Florian Opahle -- all of whom have performed with the flute-playing Anderson on his solo dates over the years.

Thick as a Brick 2 answers the question 40 years later, whatever happened to Gerald Bostock (the person credited with writing the lyrics for the original LP, which hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard pop albums chart.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 19, 2013 C2

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