On the back of his latest chart album Wolflight and to celebrate his 40th Anniversary as a solo artist, Steve Hackett brings his 19 date ACOLYTE TO WOLFLIGHT with Genesis REVISITED TOUR to the UK in October.
The set list will cover a huge part of his discography, with a selection of solo material from early albums including Voyage of the Acolyte which celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year and Spectral Mornings, right up to his new studio album Wolflight; In addition, audiences will also enjoy a set of Genesis Classics, many of which have not been played by Steve in recent times. Steve enthuses: “I’m looking forward tremendously to creating a show celebrating both early material and my latest album ‘Wolflight’, using magical surround sound. We’re also involving a whole new set of Genesis Classics, including several numbers I’ve not played since the Seventies, such as ‘Can-Utility and the Coastliners’, ‘Cinema Show’ and ‘Lamb Lies Down On Broadway’ and ‘Get ’em Out By Friday…'”
Steve’s new album Wolflight takes the listener on an imaginary journey through time and space on the eternal quest for freedom. The legendary guitarist is looking forward to bringing this latest chapter of his career to the stage while re-living his musical evolution. The show will satisfy both old and new fans and further broaden musical horizons, retracing the ground-breaking steps leading to Wolflight.
The line-up for the tour will be Roger King on keyboards, Gary O’Toole on drums, Rob Townsend on sax, Roine Stolt on bass & 12-string guitar, Nad Sylvan on vocals and Steve Hackett on guitar and vocals. Vocalist/guitarist Amanda Lehmann will join some of the shows as special guest.
Full Dates Are:
|Tue 6th||GUILDFORD||GLive||0844 249 4300|
|Wed 7th||NORTHAMPTON||Derngate||01604 624 811|
|Fri 9th||LONDON||O2 Shepherds Bush Empire||0844 477 2000|
|Sat 10th||CARDIFF||St David’s Hall||02920 878 444|
|Sun 11th||SOUTHAMPTON||02 Guildhall||02380 632 601|
|Tue 13th||BASINGSTOKE||The Anvil||01256 844 244|
|Wed 14th||YORK||Barbican||0844 854 2757|
|Fri 16th||ABERDEEN||Music Hall||01224 641 122|
|Sat 17th||GATESHEAD||The Sage||0191 443 4661|
|Sun 18th||GLASGOW||Royal Concert Hall||0141 353 8000|
|Tue 20th||LEEDS||Town Hall||0113 224 3801|
|Wed 21st||LLANDUDNO||Venue Cymru||01492 872 000|
|Fri 23rd||LIVERPOOL||Philharmonic||0151 709 3789|
|Sat 24th||LEICESTER||de Montfort Hall||0116 233 3111|
|Sun 25th||SALFORD||The Lowry||0843 208 6000|
|Tue 27th||IPSWICH||Regent Theatre||01473 433 100|
|Wed 28th||BRISTOL||Colston Hall||0844 770 1797|
|Fri 30th||BIRMINGHAM||Symphony Hall||0121 345 0602|
|Sat 31st||SOUTHEND||Cliffs Pavilion||01702 351 135|
Tickets for all shows (apart from London) £29.50, £27.50; London: £37.50 level one, £33.50; (All tickets subject to booking fee). 24-hour ticket hotline 0844 338 0000 and Online: BookingsDirect.com. Showtime will be 7.30pm (plus support).
To coincide with the tour, Hackett releases a 14 disc super deluxe box set, Premonitions – The Charisma Recordings 1975 – 1983 on 23rd October through Universal Music Catalogue/Virgin. The set features a total of 135 songs which includes 67 previously unreleased recordings between old and new tracks, live and remixes as well as the first 6 albums that were originally released on the Charisma label. Steven Wilson has done several new mixes in both surround and stereo.
You can pre-order a signed copy of the box set here: