STEVE HACKETT RESCHEDULES SECONDS OUT + MORE TOUR TO 2021

STEVE HACKETT RESCHEDULES SECONDS OUT + MORE TOUR TO 2021

Poster 2021 Steve Hackett Seconds OutSteve Hackett announces re-scheduled UK dates, due to COVID19 Pandemic for his Seconds Out +More World Tour. The 2021 tour will now be extended by an additional 8 shows.   The original tour was due to kick-off in November. It will now begin on 10th September

2021 at the Leicester De Montfort Hall.  The show will feature the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out in full, plus more!

Seconds Out was the hugely successful double album recorded on Genesis’ 1977 concert tour together with The Cinema Show, from their 1976 tour, and featured Steve Hackett on guitar alongside Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Phil Collins who had taken on the role of vocalist following the departure of Peter Gabriel. The tour included music from each of the six studio albums from Steve’s time in Genesis and marked his final recordings with the band as he left to pursue his solo career upon its completion.

The Seconds Out +More! Tour will visit some of the venues Genesis played on that 1977 tour. Watch this space for additional material info!

I hugely look forward to being back on the road in the UK, bringing the whole of Seconds Out back to life! The set features some of the most thrilling Genesis material, this time all numbers played in full, plus additional surprises…”   Steve Hackett

Full Re-Scheduled and Additional UK tour dates for The Seconds Out +More Tour below:

please note – highlighted shows are same venues as 1977 tour

*** New Additional Shows

Fri 10th Sep Leicester De Montfort Hall

Sat 11th Sept

Liverpool Philharmonic
Sun 12th Sept Stoke Victoria Hall
Tue 14th Sept Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wed 15th Sept Cambridge Corn Exchange
Fri 17th Sept Cardiff St David’s Hall
Sat 18th Sept Basingstoke The Anvil
Mon 20th Sept London The Palladium
Tue 21st Sept London The Palladium
Wed 22nd Sept London The Palladium (new)
Fri 24th Sept Manchester O2 Apollo
Sat 25th Sept Edinburgh Playhouse
Mon 27th Sept Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Tue 28th Sept                                Dundee Caird Hall

Thurs 30th Sept                        

Scunthorpe The Baths Hall
Fri 1st Oct Bradford St George’s Hall

Sat 2nd Oct***                           

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (new)
Mon 4th Oct*** Croydon Fairfield Halls (new)

Tue 5th Oct                                    

Guildford G Live
Thur 7th Oct Brighton Dome
Fri 8th Oct*** Poole Lighthouse (new)
Sat 9th Oct Bexhill-on-Sea De La Warr Pavilion
Mon 11th Oct Southampton Mayflower Theatre
Tue 12th Oct*** Plymouth Pavillions (new)
Thur 14th Oct Carlisle The Sands Centre
Sat 16th Oct Newcastle O2 City Hall  

Sat 18th Oct***       

Aylesbury Waterside (new)
Tue 19th Oct Oxford New Theatre 

Thur 21st Oct***

Peterborough Cresset (new)
Fri 22nd Oct***     Harrogate Royal Hall (new)

 

                      All tickets remain valid for the re-scheduled shows.

***Added Shows

For full details and to book tickets for all shows for the Seconds Out + More Tour go too https://myticket.co.uk/ and venue box offices.

Steve will be joined on the tour by regular musicians Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals.     Craig Blundell  (Steven Wilson, Pendragon) will be on drums & percussion – he was voted by Modern Drummer and Rhythm Magazine readers as one of the top progressive and forward thinking drummers in the world……

Steve’s autobiography, A Genesis In My Bed is published on 24th July.   Steve talks candidly about his early life, his time with Genesis, and in particular his personal relationships with the other four band members, with great insight into the daily goings on of this major rock band.

 

About Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett joined Genesis at the beginning of 1971 and gained an international reputation as the guitarist in the band’s classic line-up alongside Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins. Steve’s intricate guitar work was a key element of Genesis’ albums from Nursery Cryme (1971) to Wind And Wuthering(1977) including the classic Selling England By The Pound.

After leaving Genesis at the end of 1977, Steve’s solo career, which now spans more than 30 albums, has demonstrated his extraordinary versatility with both electric and acoustic guitar. Steve is renowned as both an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer and this was recognised in 2010 when he was inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame. He has also worked alongside Steve Howe of YES in the supergroup GTR.

Steve’s compositions take influences from many genres, including jazz, classical and blues. For his later studio works The Night Siren (2017) and At The Edge Of Light (2019) Steve has explored the influences of world music. Recent tours have seen Steve celebrate his time with Genesis including a spectacular 2018 tour in which Steve realised a long-held ambition to perform the works of Genesis live with his band and an orchestra.

 

Reviews from Steve Hackett’s most recent Genesis Revisited Tour

the night’s prog feast.. was Selling England’ ‘ which allowed the guitarist’s band to fully showcase their talents…’   ‘for one evening at least it was fantastic to dance with the Moonlit Knight once more.’  Simon Carter – The News Portsmouth

Hackett’s guitar effortlessly carves a path through the songs mixing melodic lines with experimentation and flat out rock…’  ‘The individual personalities of the band also shine throughout…’    Stuart Avis -The Brighton Magazine

a great riff, great lyrics and another guitar solo to die for…’ ‘the magic seems never-ending…Alan Jones – Getreadytorock

complex time changes and elaborate melodies were recreated by Hackett’s superb band with verve and skill.’  ‘Hackett may well be the best guitarist around. Oh, and a great light show too. Obviously.’  S Copeland – Brighton Argus

“This is a consummately highly talented group of musicians, possibly the best working band currently playing anywhere in the world. Seriously.”  Paul H Birch – Ramzine

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Steve Hackett Releases Vinyl Genesis Revisited

Steve Hackett Releases Vinyl Genesis Revisited

STEVE_HACKETT_GenesisRevisited_LiveRoyalAlbertHall_Vinyl_CompleteOn June 12th, 2020, guitar legend Steve Hackett releases a remastered edition of the much-lauded “Genesis Revisited: Live at The Royal Albert Hall” album. Originally recorded at a sold-out show in October 2013 and released through InsideOutMusic in 2014, it was about time this unforgettable gig featuring all the Genesis classics and special guests like Ray Wilson, Amanda Lehmann, Roine Stolt, John Wetton and others receives a proper vinyl release. In addition to that, this 2020 remaster will be made available as digital album, too, allowing all Hackett fans to revisit this great event.

In addition to that, “Genesis Revisited: Live at The Royal Albert Hall” is going to be the first release by Steve Hackett in Sony Music’s 360 Reality Audio format available through streaming services like Deezer, Nugs.net, and Tidal.

As another teaser for this release, you can listen to ‘Dancing With The Moonlit Knight’ here:

https://youtu.be/kXbeeNETSS8

“Genesis Revisited: Live at The Royal Albert Hall – Remaster 2020” will be released as Triple-LP set with two CDs in a wide-spined Gatefold sleeve, which also includes a 4-page LP-sized booklet and as digital album. Pre-orders are available now!

Steve Hackett store: https://store.hackettsongs.com/products/live-at-the-royal-albert-hall-3lp-2cd-re-issue

Exclusive coloured editions are also available:

300x transparent green (sold out) – https://www.jpc.de/s/steve+hackett

200x red – https://centurymedia.store/

Stream/Download/Order:

https://stevehackett.lnk.to/GenesisRevisitedLiveAtTheRoyalAlbertHall

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.

His most recent studio album is 2019’s “At the Edge of Light”, which was met with critical acclaim and charted in several countries all around the world including #13 in Germany, #3 UK Rock charts, #28 UK album charts, #7 UK vinyl charts, #12 Sweden Physical Album Charts and more. While keeping a continuous studio output for several decades, Steve Hackett has been presenting classic Genesis tracks with his live band offering stunning renditions preserving the vibe and unique spirit of the original, early Genesis era.

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A Genesis In My Bed: Steve Hackett – The Autobiography

A Genesis In My Bed: Steve Hackett – The Autobiography

Steve Hackett -A Genesis In My BedJuly 2020 sees the publication of A Genesis In My Bed – the long overdue autobiography from guitar great and former member of Genesis, Steve Hackett.   As with his music, Steve has written a highly detailed, entertaining and embracing tome that charts his life in full, but with a firm emphasis on his years with Genesis that saw the band’s meteoric rise to become one of the most successful British bands of all time.

Steve talks candidly about his early life, his time with Genesis, and in particular his personal relationships with the other four band members, with great insight into the daily goings on of this major rock band

Naturally, A Genesis In My Bed also regales stories of Steve’s career since leaving Genesis and the many different journeys that it has taken him on.   With his flair for the creative, and a great deal of levity, A Genesis In My Bed is also a riveting read.  Indispensable for Genesis fans but also essential for general music lovers and avid readers of autobiographies full of heartfelt and emotive tales.

Steve says, “It’s often revealing. There’s lace, loves and butterflies, and I explore personal feelings. I’ve answered many questions fans asked over the years too, such as why I left Genesis. It’s taken fifteen years to bring this book to fruition, writing between tours, recording and legal challenges, but that’s given me time to really develop it.”

Here are some quotes from Steve taken from the book: 

On joining Genesis…

He lifted his head and looked at me with a steely gaze… “You’ve heard of them, haven’t you?”

Once again I was up against that invisible wall, aware I could either choose to sit there and give in or climb over it. But once over the wall, you can never go back. I knew there and then I was about to take a leap of faith into that new world and that my life was about to change for good. I was to board a spaceship to a new planet with a bunch of aliens. I emptied my glass, put it down and walked out through the door into the sunshine, clutching that ticket to Mars.

On creating The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway…

We were writing and recording at high intensity. The Lamb is a dense album with tons of detail. Everyone brimming over with ideas, the record was as packed with themes as Times Square is filled with people on a busy night, vocals suddenly abrasive like the horn of a New York fire truck. Forget sweet dreams… the drama unfolds day and night.

The Lamb felt like a titanic adventure we were trying to survive… We struck icebergs, but bravely lurched on into shark infested, uncharted waters.

On leaving Genesis…

Had I done the right thing? It was a big risk and a huge step into the unknown. I was leaving a world class band that was by now filling arenas internationally. I had to trust in the power of my instinct and inspiration…

Anecdote about a border customs experience…

On one occasion, after customs found some residual illegal substance left by a previous band in the car we’d hired, we were taken off into separate rooms. The customs guys were confrontational and aggressive, challenging me with large dogs as I stood there without my clothes on. Then suddenly an alarm startled these jumpy characters who swiftly pulled out their guns and spun around wildly, nostrils flaring…

A Genesis gig caught up in a revolution…

The government was about to be overthrown the following day and it was like a tinderbox explosion! There was a riot outside the venue with guns and fire crackers going off and upturned army jeeps in the street. I heard there were fatalities. The gig was oversold. Pyramids of people clambering over each other were dangerously close to the balconies.

And of his current output, Steve says: “Musically, I’m proud of the most recent album ‘At The Edge Of Light’, with creative involvement from Roger and Jo, plus the most amazing musicianship from band members, orchestral players, singers and instrumentalists from the far pavilions and beyond…”

The launch of A Genesis In My Bed comes as Steve is locked down at home, as we all are, having had to abandon his US tour at short notice. “I’d never had to stop a tour halfway before… At least the gigs were postponed, so we will return!

“Being on the last flight from Philly to London brought to mind my song, ‘Last train to Istanbul’. We were lucky to get back home…

With our ‘Seconds Out’ tour plans, we still have something to look forward to beyond these dark times. We have every intention of playing as soon as venues are open again.”

 

Book Cover Photo by Tina Korhonen

Genesis Photos by Armando Gallo

 

Available to Pre order directly from the publisher & the artist:

https://www.wymeruk.co.uk/webshop/books/rock/genesis/a-genesis-in-my-bed/

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RRP: £19.99

ISBN: 978-1-912782-38-3

Hardback: 234 X 156 mm, 192pp, plus 16 page photo section

 

Steve Hackett – A Genesis In My Bed

Steve Hackett – A Genesis In My Bed

Steve Hackett -A Genesis In My BedJuly 2020 sees the publication of A Genesis In My Bed – the long overdue autobiography from guitar great and former member of Genesis, Steve Hackett.   As with his music, Steve has written a highly detailed, entertaining and embracing tome that charts his life in full, but with a firm emphasis on his years with Genesis that saw the band’s meteoric rise to become one of the most successful British bands of all time.

Steve talks candidly about his early life, his time with Genesis, and in particular his personal relationships with the other four band members, with great insight into the daily goings on of this major rock band.

Naturally, A Genesis In My Bed also regales stories of Steve’s career since leaving Genesis and the many different journeys that it has taken him on.   With his flair for the creative, and a great deal of levity, A Genesis In My Bed is also a riveting read.  Indispensable for Genesis fans but also essential for general music lovers and avid readers of autobiographies full of heartfelt and emotive tales.

1,000 copies individually numbered and signed by Steve are available to pre-order directly from the publisher & the artist:

https://www.wymeruk.co.uk/webshop/books/rock/genesis/a-genesis-in-my-bed/

https://store.hackettsongs.com

Steve Hackett Announces Seconds Out Tour and More! World Tour for November 2020/21

Steve Hackett Announces Seconds Out Tour and More! World Tour for November 2020/21

SteveHackett-SquareOff the back of his most successful solo tour yet, selling over 30 thousand tickets for his 2019 UK dates, Steve Hackett has announced that his 2020/21 World Tour will feature the whole of the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out in full, plus More!

Seconds Out was the hugely successful double album recorded on Genesis’ 1977 concert tour together with The Cinema Show, from their 1976 tour, and featured Steve Hackett on guitar alongside Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Phil Collins who had taken on the role of vocalist following the departure of Peter Gabriel. The tour included music from each of the six studio albums from Steve’s time in Genesis and marked his final recordings with the band as he left to pursue his solo career upon its completion.

The Seconds Out + More! Tour will visit some of the venues Genesis played on that 1977 tour. There will also be additional material, including Steve’s solo concert favourite The Steppes to celebrate the 40th birthday of his fourth solo album Defector.

Steve Hackett says:  “I’m thrilled to bring Seconds Out back to life, featuring Genesis material at its most exciting and virtuosic, this time with all numbers played in full plus additional surprises!”

Full UK tour dates are as follows:

please note – highlighted shows are same venues as 1977 tour

Sunday 1 November                       Brighton                     Dome

Monday 2 November                       Cardiff                        St David’s Hall
Tuesday 3 November                      Stoke                          Victoria Hall
Thursday 5 November                    London                      The Palladium
Friday 6 November                          London                      The Palladium
Sunday 8 November                     Edinburgh                Playhouse
Monday 9 November                     Dundee                     Caird Hall
Tuesday 10 November                   Carlisle                       The Sands Centre
Thursday12 November                 Newcastle                O2 City Hall
Friday 14 November                        Scunthorpe               The Baths Hall
Saturday 15 November                   Bradford                    St George’s Concert Hall
Monday 16 November                   Southampton          Mayflower Theatre
Tuesday 17 November                   Cambridge                Corn Exchange
Wednesday 18 November              Oxford                        New Theatre
Friday 20 November                        Guildford                    G Live
Saturday 21 November                   Bexhill-on-Sea          De La Warr Pavilion
Monday 23 November                     Birmingham               Symphony Hall
Wednesday 25 November              Manchester               O2 Apollo
Friday 27 November                      Leicester                  De Montfort Hall
Saturday 28 November                   Basingstoke              Anvil
Monday 30 November                     Liverpool                    Philharmonic
Tuesday 1 December                      Glasgow                    Royal Concert Hall

Tickets for the Seconds Out + More Tour go on sale at 10am on Friday 29th November from https://myticket.co.uk/ and venue box offices.

 

About Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett joined Genesis at the beginning of 1971 and gained an international reputation as the guitarist in the band’s classic line-up alongside Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins. Steve’s intricate guitar work was a key element of Genesis’ albums from Nursery Cryme (1971) to Wind And Wuthering(1977) including the classic Selling England By The Pound.

After leaving Genesis at the end of 1977, Steve’s solo career, which now spans more than 30 albums, has demonstrated his extraordinary versatility with both electric and acoustic guitar. Steve is renowned as both an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer and this was recognised in 2010 when he was inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame. He has also worked alongside Steve Howe of YES in the supergroup GTR.

Steve’s compositions take influences from many genres, including jazz, classical and blues. For his later studio works The Night Siren (2017) and At The Edge Of Light (2019) Steve has explored the influences of world music. Recent tours have seen Steve celebrate his time with Genesis including a spectacular 2018 tour in which Steve realised a long-held ambition to perform the works of Genesis live with his band and an orchestra.

Reviews from Steve Hackett’s most recent Genesis Revisited Tour

the night’s prog feast.. was Selling England’ ‘ which allowed the guitarist’s band to fully showcase their talents…’   ‘for one evening at least it was fantastic to dance with the Moonlit Knight once more.’  Simon Carter – The News Portsmouth

Hackett’s guitar effortlessly carves a path through the songs mixing melodic lines with experimentation and flat out rock…’  ‘The individual personalities of the band also shine throughout…’    Stuart Avis -The Brighton Magazine

a great riff, great lyrics and another guitar solo to die for…’ ‘the magic seems never-ending…Alan Jones – Getreadytorock

complex time changes and elaborate melodies were recreated by Hackett’s superb band with verve and skill.’  ‘Hackett may well be the best guitarist around. Oh, and a great light show too. Obviously.’  S Copeland – Brighton Argus

“This is a consummately highly talented group of musicians, possibly the best working band currently playing anywhere in the world. Seriously.”  Paul H Birch – Ramzine

 

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STEVE HACKETT – announces new live 2CD + Blu-Ray and DVD digipaks

STEVE HACKETT – announces new live 2CD + Blu-Ray and DVD digipaks

Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra_ LiveFollowing a sensational 2018 UK tour, legendary guitarist Steve Hackett has announced the release of a 2CD + DVD and 2CD Blu-Ray digipak entitled ‘Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live at the Royal Festival Hall’ on 25th October 2019 via InsideOutMusic.

The album was recorded on 5th October 2018 at The Royal Festival Hall, London, during the  2018Genesis Revisited Tour which fulfilled a long held ambition of Steve’s: to perform the music of Genesis with a live orchestra. The concert featured Steve’s regular touring band of Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals and Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings) on bass, together with special guests John Hackett and Amanda Lehmann, and augmented by the 41-piece Heart Of England Orchestra conducted by Bradley Thachuk. 

Here’s a link to YouTube of Dancing with the Moonlit Knight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIcTis6KgJY&feature=youtu.be

Steve commented – “It was a fantastic experience for both the band and myself to play alongside an orchestra and to feel the power of the sound this extraordinary combo created. It sounds equally compelling on both film and audio. I’m proud to release this exciting product.”

The 2CD set includes tracks from Steve’s time with Genesis and also from his extensive solo career. The full track-listing is

Set 1:

Dance On A Volcano

Out Of The Body

The Steppes

Firth of Fifth

Dancing With The Moonlit Knight

Blood On The Rooftops

Shadow of the Hierophant

Set 2:

In That Quiet Earth

Afterglow

Serpentine Song

El Nino

Supper’s Ready

Encore:

The Musical Box

The Blu-Ray digipak also includes a behind the scenes documentary plus promotional videos forUnder The Eye Of The Sun, Beasts In Our Time and Peace.  See trailer here:https://youtu.be/hsPYRMwOW-s  The DVD features the concert stereo + 5.1 audio.

Pre-order link: https://SteveHackett.lnk.to/GenesisRevisitedBandOrchestraLiveID

 

About Steve Hackett

 

Steve Hackett gained an international reputation as the guitarist in the classic 1970s Genesis line-up alongside Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins. Steve’s work was a key element of most acclaimed Genesis albums including Selling England by the Pound and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.

With his solo career spanning more than 30 albums, Steve is renowned as both an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer. This was recognised in 2010 when he was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame. He has also worked alongside Steve Howe of YES in the supergroup GTR.

Steve has an extraordinary versatility with both electric and acoustic guitar and his compositions  take influences from many genres, including jazz, classical and blues. His most recent studio works The Night Siren (2017) and At The Edge Of Light (2019) have also seen Steve exploring the influences of world music.

2019 is a busy year for Steve. Following the success of the orchestral tour Steve released his 25thstudio album At The Edge Of Light in January. He and the band then embarked on the Selling England/Spectral Mornings Tour across Europe and the USA before they return for 20 dates in the UK in November. This tour marks the first time Steve has performed the whole of his favourite Genesis album Selling England By The Pound together with Steve’s favourite songs from his soloSpectral Mornings album, celebrating its 40th anniversary, and tracks from his current album.