Friday, December 5, 2008

Jethro Tull Performs Mumbai Benefit Tonight

Jethro Tull rescheduled their previously cancelled Mumbai concert for tonight at 7:30 pm, at the Shammukhanda Hall, in Mumbai, India, where they will perform with special guest, Anoushka Shankar. All artist fees are going to local charities in the wake of the recent terror attacks.

Says my friend Ian Anderson, "We have all been outraged at the awful atrocities of the last week and were forced to take the decision to suspend the Mumbai concert in the light of the Taj Hotel siege which, at the time of cancellation, was still ongoing. In the light of today's new India terror warnings and airport alerts, we are all understandably a little nervous about the show but hiding under the bed is not really an option."

Tonight's Billion Hands charity concert will feature Tull's Classic Rock and acoustic music as well as specially written new material for the collaborative set with Anoushka Shankar.

No comments: