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.
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.
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2017 TOUR DATES
|Wed 26th||Dublin||Vicar Street|
|Fri 28th||Cardiff||St. David’s Hall|
|Sun 30th||Reading||Hexagon||SOLD OUT|
|Mon 1st||Birmingham||Symphony Hall|
|Wed 3rd||Sheffield||City Hall|
|Thurs 4th||Bristol||Colston Hall|
|Fri 5th||Manchester||Bridgewater Hall||SOLD OUT|
|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|
|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.