-The sound is crisp and loud, and the band in great form – explosive and quite brilliant – Getreadytorock
– An unforgettable show, and a superb performance from all on stage –Midlands Rocks
– There’s only a handful though who can hold a candle to Hackett’s ability to paint a landscape with his guitar – Get Ready To Rock
Steve Hackett’s 2009 album Out Of The Tunnel’s Mouth has received unanimous acclaim from the media and fans alike. Having spent much of this year touring the world with his “Around the World in 80 Trains” show he now returns to the UK to play a further 14 dates in November and December.
Such was the response to last year’s performances, Hackett and his Electric Band will be treating his legions of fans to another awe-inspiring display of virtuoso musicianship as Steve takes the audience on a remarkable and exhilarating musical journey. The new show will feature at least one additional Genesis song, as well as Sierra Quemada, Golden Age of Steam, Shadow of the Hierophant and Valley of the Kings. Fans will also be treated to a brand new, never heard before track.
Special guests Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree and John Wetton of Asia will join Steve at his Shepherds Bush Empire show for a song or two. Wetton and Hackett will perform their version of All Along the Watchtower.
Of the forthcoming UK shows, Steve says: “It’s been great to take the Train on the Road tour around the world, but as Dorothy says “There’s no place like home” and I’m really looking forward to touring the UK again – My electric band will be celebrating the special edition of my album “Out of the Tunnel’s Mouth”, along with some surprise numbers… See you in November!”
Out Of The Tunnel’s Mouth has been nominated for Album of the Year in the Classic Rock Magazine’s Roll of Honour Awards, which take place in November. The album is widely regarded as one of Steve’s best works to date. Recorded entirely in his living room, and featuring some of the worlds most accomplished musicians, the album is now available in stores as a Special Edition 2CD Digipack (incl. 5 live & 1 studio bonus track), released by EMI/InsideOut.
Steve is joined on the road by – Roger King (keyboards), Nick Beggs (bass, stick and vocals), Gary O’Toole (drums & vocals), Rob Townsend (Various saxes, flute, whistle and vocals) and Amanda Lehmann (guitar and vocals).
Full tour details are:-
All tickets are subject to booking fee and available from venue box offices or websites as above.
During his career, Steve’s inherent talent has yielded success in a diverse range of musical genres, from his years with Genesis, through jazz, world music, rock and blues. He is an equally gifted classical guitarist, with 4 hit classical albums to his name.
Steve Hackett’s official website is www.hackettsongs.com