Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson has announced an April 15 release date for his next solo album, Homo Erraticus, the third installment in the "Thick as a Brick Saga," which began in 1972 with the band and continued on Anderson's 2012 album Thick as a Brick 2.
The fictional Gerald Bostock will be Anderson's "co-writer" on Homo Erraticus, which will be based on an allegedly unpublished manuscript by amateur historian Ernest T. Parritt who "examines key events of British history with a string of prophecies stretching to the current day and the future."
Whatever you say, Ian. Anderson plans to promote Homo Erraticus with a U.K. tour during the spring and summer, playing the new album in its entirety as well as "a selection of Tull classics updated with video and theatrics."
He'll then come to North America from September through November; shows in Durham, N.C. (October 4) and Minneapolis (October 21) have already been announced.