Steve Hackett Adds Extra Dates to His Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra Tour

Steve Hackett Adds Extra Dates to His Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra Tour

Prog icon Steve Hackett has added 2 new dates to his October tour of Genesis Revisited, which features his band and a 41-piece orchestra as the London show at the Royal Festival Hall has already sold out! The additional shows are at The London Palladium and the Ipswich Regent. Tickets for both go on sale at 10.00 am on Friday 23rd February.

UK fans will not want to miss these unique performances of many of their favourite Genesis and classic Hackett numbers as Steve and his band are joined by a 41-piece orchestra.

The decision to undertake this tour was cemented following the critical success of last year’s one-off US performance of the Genesis Revisited music with his band and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the charismatic Bradley Thachuk.

It went down a storm with the audience and sounded amazing, with the orchestra adding even more texture and colour to these classic tracks, prompting Steve to want to perform more shows in this way. Such was the gusto and verve brought to the performance by conductor, Bradley Thachuk that he will fly over to the UK to conduct the October shows. This show promises to be a transcendent experience!

Steve explains, “I always hoped that the Genesis music would one day involve an orchestra and I’m proud to say I’ll now be able to make that dream a reality on my next British tour, involving my own extraordinary rock band alongside a full-sized orchestra.”   He goes on to say “I’m thrilled the forthcoming UK shows featuring full orchestra with the band are selling so well, and I’m excited we’re adding two extra dates… This promises to be an incredibly special experience!”
 
The show will feature some of Genesis’ best-loved songs, including Supper’s Ready, Dancing with the Moonlit Knight, Firth of Fifth and more. Steve will not be neglecting his remarkable solo repertoire and there will be tracks included such as Shadow of the Hierophant, El Niño and The Steppes.

Tour details are as follows: –

Monday, October 1st    Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday, October 3rd Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Thursday, October 4th London Royal Festival Hall
Friday, October 5th Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sunday, October 7th Gateshead The Sage 1
Monday, October 8th Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday October 10th Ipswich Regent
Thursday October 11th London Palladium

Tickets available from http://myticket.co.uk/ http://www.hackettsongs.com/ and venue box offices. Tickets for the 2 additional shows go onsale at Friday 23rd September at 10.00am.

Joining Steve on the tour are his regular musicians Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals. They will be joined on this tour by Jonas Reingold from The Flower Kings on bass.

About Steve Hackett

Since the 1970’s Steve has had a remarkable musical career renowned as both an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer. He has released more than 30 solo albums, seven Genesis albums and worked alongside Steve Howe of YES with supergroup GTR.

Recognised as one of the most innovative rock musicians of our time, in 2010 he was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame.

Hackett was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, who produced several of the band’s most acclaimed albums including Selling England by the Pound (a favourite of John Lennon) and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.

With Steve’s extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he is influenced by many genres, including Jazz, World Music and Blues. He is equally adept in his classical albums that include renditions of pieces by composers from Bach to Satie, his own acoustic guitar compositions that have gained the admiration of many, including Yehudi Menuhin, and ambitious guitar/orchestra albums such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic.

Steve’s music is as popular as ever – his last two album releases Wolflight in 2015 and last year’s The Night Siren both went straight into the Top 40 of the UK album charts – proving that Steve’s amazing compositions and virtuoso playing continue to delight.

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Steve Hackett Announces Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett UK Tour Featuring 41-piece Orchestra

Steve Hackett Announces Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett UK Tour Featuring 41-piece Orchestra

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TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE: Friday, 26th January

Following last year’s sell-out Genesis Revisited tour, prog icon and former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett, announces a 6-date UK tour in October. Treating fans to many favourite Genesis and Hackett numbers, this time Steve and his band will be accompanied by a 41-piece orchestra.

The decision to undertake this tour was cemented following the critical success of last year’s one-off US performance of the Genesis Revisited music with his band and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the charismatic Bradley Thachuk.

It went down a storm with the audience and sounded amazing, with the orchestra adding even more texture and colour to these classic tracks, prompting Steve to want to perform more shows in this way. Such was the gusto and verve brought to the performance by conductor, Bradley Thachuk that he will fly over to the UK to conduct the October shows. This show promises to be a transcendent experience!

Steve explains, “I always hoped that the Genesis music would one day involve an orchestra and I’m proud to say I’ll now be able to make that dream a reality on my next British tour, involving my own extraordinary rock band alongside a full-sized orchestra.”

The show will feature some of Genesis’ best-loved songs, including Supper’s Ready, Dancing with the Moonlit Knight, Firth of Fifth and more. Steve will not be neglecting his remarkable solo repertoire and there will be plenty of ‘Classic Hackett’ including popular hits such as Shadow of the Hierophant, El Niño and Every Day.

Tour details are as follows: –

Monday, October 1st Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday, October 3rd Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Thursday, October 4th London Royal Festival Hall
Friday, October 5th Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sunday, October 7th Gateshead The Sage 1
Monday, October 8th Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Tickets available from http://myticket.co.uk/ http://www.hackettsongs.com/ and venue box offices.

Joining Steve on the tour are his regular musicians Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals. They will be joined on this tour by Jonas Reingold from The Flower Kings on bass.

About Steve Hackett

Since the 1970’s Steve has had a remarkable musical career renowned as both an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer. He has released more than 30 solo albums, seven Genesis albums and worked alongside Steve Howe of YES with supergroup GTR.

Recognised as one of the most innovative rock musicians of our time, in 2010 he was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame.

Hackett was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, who produced several of the band’s most acclaimed albums including Selling England by the Pound (a favourite of John Lennon) and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.

With Steve’s extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he is influenced by many genres, including Jazz, World Music and Blues. He is equally adept in his classical albums that include renditions of pieces by composers from Bach to Satie, his own acoustic guitar compositions that have gained the admiration of many, including Yehudi Menuhin, and ambitious guitar/orchestra albums such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic.

Steve’s music is as popular as ever – his last two album releases Wolflight in 2015 and last year’s The Night Siren both went straight into the Top 40 of the UK album charts – proving that Steve’s amazing compositions and virtuoso playing continue to delight.

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Steve Hackett releases Live DVD of Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett Tour on 26th January

Steve Hackett releases Live DVD of Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett Tour on 26th January

Steve Hackett - Wuthering Nights_ Live in BirminghamOn 26th January 2018, Inside Out Music release Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham, the new live release from guitar legend Steve Hackett. Wuthering Nights was filmed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall during Hackett’s recent, critically-acclaimed Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour. Available as Special Edition 2DVD + 2CD Digipak, Blu-Ray, Digital album and Blu-Ray in stereo & surround sound, this is a must-have for any prog fan.

This tour marked the 40th anniversary of Wind & Wuthering, Hackett’s last album with Genesis which reached number 7 in the UK album chart. To celebrate Steve and his band played 5 of the best-loved tracks from this iconic album: Eleventh Earl Of Mar, One For The Vine, Blood On The Rooftops, …In That Quiet Earth and Afterglow.

Other fan favourites from Hackett’s Genesis days were ‘revisited’: Dance On A Volcano, Inside & Out, Firth Of Fifth, The Musical Box and the classic Los Endos. This mesmerising show marks the first ever live performance by Hackett & his band of the tracks One for the Vine and Inside & Out, and also includes many of Hackett’s solo fan-favourites as well as material from his latest studio album The Night Siren.

Steve recalls the Birmingham performance… “I’m excited about imminent release of ‘Wuthering Nights’. It felt special to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Wind & Wuthering, the Genesis album I had the most songwriting involvement with and a favourite among many fans. Songs like One for the Vine, Eleventh Earl of Mar and Blood on the Rooftops come across powerfully on this release, which also features other Genesis and solo Hackett favourites along with songs from my latest album The Night Siren… Sit back and enjoy!”

The band are: Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes), Nick Beggs (bass, stick & twelve string) and Nad Sylvan on vocals plus special guests John Hackett and Amanda Lehmann.

The DVD / Blu-Ray also includes fascinating behind the scenes footage, most of which was filmed on the day in Birmingham. There are also three videos for tracks from The Night Siren: Behind the Smoke, Fifty Miles from the North Pole and West to East.

Full tracklisting is:
 

Disc 1

1. Every Day
2. El Niño
3. The Steppes
4. In The Skeleton Gallery
5. Behind The Smoke
6. Serpentine Song
7. Rise Again
8. Shadow Of The Hierophant
9. Eleventh Earl Of Mar *
 
Disc 2:

1. One For The Vine *
2. Acoustic Improvisation
3. Blood On The Rooftops*
4. In That Quiet Earth *
5. Afterglow *
6. Dance On A Volcano *
7. Inside And Out *
8. Firth Of Fifth *
9. The Musical Box *
10. Los Endos*
* Genesis track
 
DVD 1 – Concert Part 1:

1. Every Day
2. El Niño
3. The Steppes
4. In The Skeleton Gallery
5. Behind The Smoke
6. Serpentine Song
7. Rise Again
8. Shadow Of The Hierophant
– Bonus –
Wuthering Nights, Live in Birmingham –
Behind The Scenes Documentary 32:32
 
DVD 2 – Concert Part 2:

1. Eleventh Earl Of Mar *
2. One For The Vine *
3. Blood On The Rooftops *
4. In That Quiet Earth *
5. Afterglow 4:34 *
6. Dance On A Volcano *
7. Inside And Out *
8. Firth Of Fifth *
9. The Musical Box*
10. Los Endos *
* Genesis track
 
Bonus: (Official videos)

Behind The Smoke
Fifty Miles From The North Pole
West To East

About Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett is renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician. He was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, who produced several of the band’s most acclaimed albums including Selling England by the Pound (a favourite of John Lennon) and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. With Steve’s extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he involves influences from many genres, including Jazz, World Music and Blues. He is equally adept in his classical albums that include renditions of pieces by composers from Bach to Satie, his own acoustic guitar compositions that have gained the admiration of many, including Yehudi Menuhin, and ambitious guitar/orchestra albums such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic.

Special Edition 2CD + 2DVD Digipak – 88985473862

Blu-Ray- 88985473879

Digital Album – G010003778599D

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YES, Steve Hackett and Vangelis nominated for Prog Awards 2017

YES, Steve Hackett and Vangelis nominated for Prog Awards 2017

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YES feature on the cover of the current issue of Prog Magazine and have been nominated for Prog Awards for both Event of the Year and Reissue of the Year for Tales from Topographic Oceans.

Also nominated for Prog Awards are Steve Hackett for Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for The Night Siren and Vangelis for Reissue of the Year for his Delectus Box Set.

You can support them by voting here:

http://www.progmagazine.com/awards

STEVE HACKETT ENTERS THE ROCK CHART AT NO.3

STEVE HACKETT ENTERS THE ROCK CHART AT NO.3

Steve Hackett’s album ‘The Night Siren’ entered  the Rock Chart at No. 3 and is at 28 in the official album chart.
Hackett’s 15 date UK Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett Tour starts in Dublin on 26th and Cardiff on 28th April.
‘GENESIS REVISITED WITH CLASSIC HACKETT’  UK Tour – April/May 2017  4 SHOWS NOW SOLD OUT!

‘GENESIS REVISITED WITH CLASSIC HACKETT’ UK Tour – April/May 2017 4 SHOWS NOW SOLD OUT!

 Celebrating 40th Anniversary of classic GENESIS album ‘Wind and Wuthering’

 

The continuing popularity of former Genesis guitarist and prog legend Steve Hackett is in no doubt as 4 dates on his latest 15-date UK tour have already sold out. They are in Cambridge, Reading, London & Manchester. Tickets for the remaining eleven gigs in April & May are going fast.

It’s 40 years since Hackett recorded his last studio album with prog giants Genesis before leaving the band to embark on his highly successful solo career. That album was Wind and Wuthering. Now Steve and his incredible band celebrate this classic work’s 40th anniversary by treating audiences to thrilling renditions of tracks from the album.

The show features more Genesis gems, including fan favourites such as ‘The Musical Box’, as well as Genesis tracks ‘Inside & Out’ (released on an EP shortly after Wind & Wuthering) and ‘One for the Vine’ which have never been performed by Steve and his band until now.

Steve’s brilliance, of course, is not limited to his years with Genesis and the show will include plenty of ‘Classic Hackett’ from his remarkable solo catalogue, including popular hits such as ‘The Steppes’, ‘Serpentine’, ‘Every Day’ and the first ever live performance of ‘Rise Again’ from his 1999 album Darktown. Steve will also be introducing fans to music from his new studio album The Night Siren, out on 24th March. Truly a show not to be missed!

Watch the band rehearsing El Niňo from The Night Siren here:

 

“I’m thrilled to bring my latest show of Genesis and Hackett numbers to the UK, adding additional numbers such as ‘One for the Vine’ and celebrating the 40th anniversary of ‘Wind and Wuthering’, one of my favourite Genesis albums and popular with Genesis fans the world over…” Steve Hackett

But Steve isn’t the only one excited by this latest live offering… the American leg of the “Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett” tour has received consistently excellent reviews from media across the USA:

All in all, an evening of flawlessly performed music played to a very appreciative audience of prog fans who rarely get to see this genre of music played live in this day and age as well as it was this evening.
Elmore Magazine

Steve Hackett was masterful in revisiting Genesis, unfurling solo gems in Grand Rapids.
Local Spins Magazine

Hackett’s soaring guitar work still sounded as vibrant that evening as it did nearly 50 years ago when he first joined Genesis. With a calm and almost stoic demeanor that contrasted him from the more flamboyant axe masters, Hackett showed a dexterity and versatility in his performances, from strumming Latin-style acoustic to tapping on the electric numbers.
Ultimate Classic Rock

 

2017 TOUR DATES

April      
Wed 26th  Dublin Vicar Street  
Fri 28th  Cardiff St. David’s Hall  
Sun 30th  Reading Hexagon SOLD OUT
May      
Mon 1st  Birmingham Symphony Hall  
Wed 3rd  Sheffield City Hall  
Thurs 4th  Bristol Colston Hall  
Fri 5th  Manchester Bridgewater Hall SOLD OUT
Sun 7th  Liverpool Philharmonic  
Mon 8th Portsmouth Guildhall  
Wed 10th Southend Cliffs Pavilion  
Thurs 11th Nottingham Royal Concert Hall  
Sat 13th Oxford New Theatre  
Sun 14th Cambridge  Corn Exchange SOLD OUT
Tues 16th Glasgow Royal Concert Hall  
Wed17th Sage Gateshead  
Fri 19th London Palladium SOLD OUT

 

Tickets available from http://myticket.co.uk/ and venue box offices. There is no support please see Ticket for start time.

Joining Steve on the tour are musicians Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes), Nick Beggs (bass, stick & twelve string) and Nad Sylvan on vocals.

Since the 1970’s Steve has had a remarkable musical career, releasing more than 30 solo albums, seven Genesis albums and working alongside Steve Howe of YES with supergroup GTR. Renowned for being one of the most innovative rock musicians of our time, in 2010 he was inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame.

Continuing to impress with his outstanding live shows ‘Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett’ is a tour not to be missed.

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