Ian Anderson has been announced as Prog God 2013 by Prog Magazine.
The Scottish prog-rocker, who will bring his Thick As Brick 1 & 2 Tour to Canada this fall, was also been nominated for his recent Thick As A Brick show at London’s Royal Albert Hall and for Jethro Tull’s 40th Anniversary reissue of the 1972 classic ‘Thick As A Brick.’
Commenting on his win, Anderson says, “It is, indeed, an honour to receive this illustrious Prog award and dwell in such lofty heights amongst the good and the great of the last forty-plus years. I remain very happy to inhabit the progressive rock world, as both performer and listener."
The 2013 Progressive Music Awards takes place on Sept. 3 at London's Kew Gardens.
Anderson’s Canadian trek kicks off on Oct. 15 Montreal, QC at Place des Arts and winds up on Oct. 25 in Calgary, AB at Southern Alberta Jubilee Hall.
See Jethro Tull’s official website for more details.
Did you know? Jethro Tull release a new 4-disc live DVD set this summer titled “Jethro Tull: Around World Live."