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Jethro Tull Announce New Album 'The Zealot Gene'

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Jethro Tull have shared details of a new album.

'The Zealot Gene' will arrive in early 2022 as part of a new record deal with InsideOut Music/Sony Music, though an actual release date is still to be confirmed.

It'll mark the prog-rock legends' first proper studio full-length since 1999's 'J Tull Dot Com', bar 2003's 'The Jethro Tull Christmas Album'. Leader Ian Anderson said:

"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 - both as an independent and in its later years in partnership with EMI. 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."

InsideOutMusic Label Manager, Thomas Waber added: "Adding Jethro Tull to the roster is an incredible honour for us. The band are true innovators of the genre and we are looking forward to working with them on their new album. We are sure their countless fans will be as excited about it as we are!"

The band — comprised of Anderson, guitarist Joe Parrish-James, drummer Scott Hammond, pianist John O'Hara and bassist David Goodier — will hit the road in September for their rescheduled The Prog Years Tour. Original tickets remain valid.

Jethro Tull Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri September 17 2021 - BATH Forum
Sat September 18 2021 - READING Hexagon
Mon September 20 2021 - AYLESBURY Waterside Theatre
Tue September 21 2021 - LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Wed September 22 2021 - BRIGHTON Dome
Fri September 24 2021 - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat September 25 2021 - POOLE Lighthouse
Mon September 27 2021 - PERTH Concert Hall
Tue September 28 2021 - GLASGOW Pavilion Theatre
Wed September 29 2021 - STOKE Victoria Hall
Thu September 30 2021 - BLACKBURN King Georges Hall

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