On 2 December, the irrepressible former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett commences the UK leg of a World Tour that will see him perform eighty-three shows in seventeen countries. Steve’s popularity and the desire to hear his music remains as strong as ever and already a number of dates on the UK leg of the tour are sold out.
For the first time ever, Steve will perform the seminal Genesis album Selling England By The Pound in its entirety. Released in 1973, the album went to Number Three in the UK charts and has been described as ‘the definitive Genesis album.’ It includes firm favourites such as Dancing with the Moonlit Knight, Firth of Fifth, Cinema Show and, of course, I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe). Other favourite classic Genesis tracks will also feature in the show. 2019 also marks the fortieth anniversary of one of Steve’s most popular solo albums Spectral Mornings and Steve will celebrate this milestone by performing tracks from the album. Fans will also be treated to highlights from Steve’s current album At the Edge of Light which went straight in at Number Three on the Rock Chart and top thirty in the UK Album chart at the beginning of the year.
Steve explained: “I’m thrilled to be performing the whole of my favourite Genesis album, SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND, which caught the attention of John Lennon in 1973. I felt that I was now playing guitar in the world’s best band, and everything was opening up for us… Also I look forward to playing all the favourite songs from SPECTRAL MORNINGS, marking its anniversary, plus new album tasters, as well as additional Genesis gems in a terrific grand slam!”
Tickets available from https://myticket.co.uk/ and venue box offices.
Joining Steve on the tour are his regular musicians Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals. Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, King Crimson, Iron Maiden) will be on drums & percussion. Craig was voted by Modern Drummer and Rhythm Magazine readers as one of the top progressive and forward thinking drummers in the world.
For those fans who cannot wait to see the band live at one of the above venues, Steve recently announced a 2CD + Blu-Ray digipak titled Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live at the Royal Festival Hall, set for release on 25 October 2019.