Ian Anderson to record more music
Jethro Tull singer Ian Anderson may be 66, but he still has no intentions of giving up making music
Ian Anderson plans to make "one or two" more albums before he stops recording.
The Jethro Tull frontman, whose new record 'Homo Erraticus' reached number 14 in the UK Album Charts, his highest charting solo record to date, still has plans to tour but might not want to record too many records in the future.
He said: "I'm heading off to various parts of the world on tour during the rest of this year and into 2015 again before I take a break to record something.
"There's maybe one or two more recordings in me before I decide I've done enough."
But as a performer, Ian, 66, claims he is lucky to still be able to tour and health is on his side, therefore he wants to make the most of it.
He explained: "I might find myself even going back to New Zealand and Australia. I can get on doing what I do for as long as I can, without fear of getting the sack or stopping on age related grounds," adding, "If you had my job, you wouldn't really think about retiring unless it's thrust upon you."
The singer's next record will be a "string quartet album" featuring music ideal for "funerals and weddings."
Ian told BANG Showbiz: "A lot of people do like those big moments in their lives to have a big piece of music mark the passage into life or death. I think it'd be quite nice to make a record that would consist of music which someone could say, 'We could play this at our daughter's wedding.' "
Ian is set to go out on tour from next week with dates across the UK, kicking off at the Brighton Dome on Monday April 28. He play tracks from his new album and a number of Jethro Tull classic. Tickets and information is available at Gigantic.com/artist/ian-anderson.
Ian Anderson tour dates:
28 Brighton, Dome
29 Southampton, O2 Guildhall
01 Salisbury, City Hall
02 Liverpool, Philharmonic
03 Birmingham, Symphony Hall
04 Oxford, New Theatre
06 Bristol, Colston Hall
07 High Wycombe, Swan Theatre
08 Guildford, G Live
09 Cambridge, Corn Exchange
10 Ipswich, Regent Theatre
11 Leicester, De Montfort Hall
14 Manchester, Palace Theatre
15 York, Royal Opera House
16 Gateshead, Sage Theatre
18 Edinburgh , Festival Theatre
19 Perth, Concert Hall
20 Aberdeen, Music Hall
21 Inverness, Eden Court
24 London, 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
25 London, 02 Shepherds Bush