Jethro Tull Sign New Record Deal

Ian Anderson is seen on stage with his band Jethro Tull on the Prog Years concert on February 29, 2020 in Madrid, Spain.
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With more than 30 albums to their name Jethro Tull are considered to be one of the true innovators of prog rock. And with news of the band’s recent signing to InsideOutMusic/Sony, it appears their latest album – titled The Zealot Gene – will be hitting the shelves by early 2022.

“After 54 years in the world of music recording, it is with great pleasure that I now sign Jethro Tull to a record company which reminds me, in many ways, of the old Chrysalis label,” says vocalist/flautist/guitarist Ian Anderson.

Jethro Tull, 2021

Jethro Tull, 2021 (Image credit: Jethro Tull)

“Here are real music guys with a passion for the best and most creative in rock music. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship and more releases to come.”

In the meantime, why not check out this classic clip of the band performing a rendition of “Locomotive Breath” from their 1971 album Aqualung

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Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as GuitaristTotal Guitar, Guitar World (opens in new tab)Guitar Player (opens in new tab) and MusicRadar (opens in new tab) in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.