worldwide fame and notoriety have been achieved, taking your
music into outer space is the only place left to go.
April 12th Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson will be taking part
in a duet with US astronaut Colonel Catherine Coleman to celebrate
the 50th anniversary of Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin’s
first manned space flight in 1961.
However, this duet is no ordinary collaboration. Whilst Anderson
will be live on stage in Perm, Russia, Coleman will be in orbit
in the International Space Station as she contributes to Ian’s
truly out of this world concert.
Coleman’s part of the performance will be screened by
video link to the audience in Perm from somewhere in the galaxy
as part of this gravity defying gig.
The pair will be playing an excerpt from Bouree from Tull's
STAND UP album.
Coleman has been practising her Ian Anderson trade mark of playing
the flute whilst standing (or in her case floating) on one leg.
For 3 months, Anderson's flute accompanied Cady Coleman and
her own flute in orbit allowing her to perfect her Anderson
stance ahead of the duet.