Band say they are 'nervous' about playing the gig
Jethro Tull have rescheduled a Mumbai gig after it was cancelled due to last week’s terror attacks on the Indian city (November 26-29).
The band were forced to axe the original gig, due to take place on November 29, after the city was subjected to an ongoing siege that saw nearly 200 people killed by terrorists.
They will now play the concert tonight (December 5), along with special guest Anoushka Shankar. Shankar is the daughter of Ravi Shankar, the legendary sitar player credited with introducing The Beatles to Indian music.
Both Jethro Tull and Shankar will donate their artist fees from the show to local charities.
Speaking about the attacks, Jethro Tull singer Ian Anderson said in a statement: “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.”