The irrepressible former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces his 2019 European Tour. Setting off on 2nd November 2019, Steve and his band will perform 20 shows around the UK.
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 No. 3 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 40thanniversary of one of Steve’s most popular solo albums Spectral Mornings and Steve will rightly celebrate this milestone by performing masterpieces from the album.
Fans will also be treated to highlights from Steve’s new album, to be released in 2019.
Steve explains, “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!”
UK Tour dates are as follows: –
NOVEMBER 2019 TOUR DATES
Sat 02 Aylesbury Waterside
Sun 03 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Tue 05 Sheffield City Hall
Wed 06 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Fri 08 Leicester De Montfort Hall
Sat 09 Cardiff St. David’s Hall
Mon 11 Liverpool Philharmonic
Tue 12 Brighton Dome
Wed 13 Portsmouth Guildhall
Fri 15 Salisbury City Hall
Sat 16 Reading Hexagon
Mon 18 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Tue 19 York Barbican
Wed 20 Bath Forum
Fri 22 Halifax Victoria Theatre
Sat 23 Gateshead The Sage
Mon 25 Edinburgh Usher Hall
Tue 26 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Wed 27 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Fri 29 London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
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 – he was voted by Modern Drummer and Rhythm Magazine readers as one of the top progressive and forward thinking drummers in the world.
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 Poundand 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, Blues and classical.
Steve’s music is as popular as ever – his last two album releases Wolflight in 2015 and last year’s The Night Sirenboth went straight into the Top 40 of the UK album charts – proving that Steve’s amazing compositions and virtuoso playing continue to delight.