Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett has announced his Genesis Extended Tour, featuring a selection of classics to include some of the gems he had to sacrifice on the Award winning Genesis Revisited live shows. With a career and repertoire spanning decades between Genesis and his outstanding solo work, this will be the last opportunity for fans to see Hackett perform a whole set from the seminal prog band’s catalogue.
An enthusiastic Steve Hackett explains: “Due to the success of the Genesis Revisited shows, in 2014 we’re extending both the dates and the concept. We’ll launch into a full Genesis set with favourites from this year such as The Musical Box, Dancing with the Moonlit Knight and Supper’s Ready along with the addition of other Genesis classics which are often requested and the audiences deserve to hear… I’m really excited about this!”
Steve Hackett was Genesis’ guitarist from 1971 to 1977 and is the first ex-member to re-record and tour that part of the band’s material in Genesis Revisited I (1996) and II (2012). Taking the stage again with Steve Hackett is an exceptional team of top class musicians, including Roger King (Gary Moore, Snoop Doggie Dog, Jamelia) on keyboards, Gary O’Toole (Kylie Minogue, Chrissie Hynde) on drums, percussions and vocals, Rob Townsend (Eddie Henderson, Bill Bruford, Django Bates) on sax, flute and percussions, Lee Pomeroy (Take That, Rick Wakeman) on bass and Nad Sylvan (Abbas’s Michael B Tretow) on vocals.
The Genesis Extended Show will visit some of the locations that Genesis Revisited missed, and will also return to London where the two previous dates – Hammersmith Apollo and Royal Albert Hall – completely sold out. It will be a chance to celebrate the success of the Genesis Revisited – Live at HammersmithCD/DVD box set and Hackett’s recent Prog Award for best Live Event, again for that famous Hammersmith night.
Talking about Hackett’s astounding live performance, Classic Rock Prog magazine wrote: ‘a faithful, inspired trip down memory lane which reaffirms the majesty of many of progs defining moments. Hearing a packed house inquire in unison, ‘A flower?’ is a spine-tingling experience’; ‘spine-tingling’ was also the word used by the Newcastle’ Chronicle to describe the brilliance of his guitar solo, while Fireworks called the show ‘magnificent in every respect’ and Classic Rock Society defined it as ‘two hours and a half of pure joy for any Genesis fan’. The Daily Mail was particularly impressed with Steve’s band, able to ‘match the studio recordings and even improve on them’.
If you missed the show or the show missed your favourite track, here’s your chance to relive the timeless magic that is Genesis, thanks to guitar wizard Steve Hackett and his remarkable live band. Once again, back to make everyone happy.
The Genesis Extended tour will hit the UK in October 2014, dates as follows:
Tue 21st Oct IPSWICH Regent Theatre 01473 433 100
Wed 22nd Oct BRIGHTON Centre 0844 847 1515
Fri 24th Oct NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall 0119 989 5555
Sat 25th Oct GLASGOW Clyde Auditorium 0844 395 4000
Sun 26th Oct YORK Barbican 0844 854 2757
Tue 28th Oct SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion 01702 351 135
Wed 29th Oct SOUTHAMPTON 02 Guildhall 023 8063 2601
Thu 30th Oct CARDIFF St David’s Hall 02920 878 444
Sat 1st Nov LONDON * Eventim Apollo 0844 249 4300
Sun 2nd Nov SALFORD The Lowry 0843 208 6000
Mon 3rd Nov GUILDFORD Glive
Tue 4th Nov BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall 0121 345 0602
Tickets went on sale on Friday 15th November at 9.00am. Ticket prices for all venues except London are £29.50 and £27.50 all seated (except Guildford seated/standing) and London* £35 and £30. 24hr Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000Online: BookingsDirect.com (Agency & credit card bookings subject to booking fee) Showtime for all shows is 7.30pm (plus support). For full details on exclusive VIP packages to meet Steve before the shows, please seewww.hackettsongs.com