Prog-rock legends Jethro Tull are officially done as a band. That’s according to Ian Anderson, who confirmed the long-suspected status of the band in an interview with Billboard ahead of the release of his new album, Homo Erraticus.
In the interview, Anderson said that he is comfortable leaving the band behind after several decades of activity, saying that the band’s long legacy is more than satisfactory for him. “It’s a body of work I rather think is kind of historical, since the weight of it lies in the 70’s and 80’s in terms of volume,” Anderson said. “And I rather think it’s nice to leave that as kind of its legacy.”
However, Anderson isn’t leaving Jethro Tull behind entirely. The singer plans to tour behind Homo Erraticus, and he revealed that Jethro Tull’s songs would find their way into his live sets. Along with a few Tull classics, Anderson hopes to include some Tull deep cuts that even some fans may be hard-pressed to remember.
Homo Erraticus is available now.