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.
Joining Steve on the tour are his regular musicians Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes), Nad Sylvan on vocals and Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, King Crimson, Iron Maiden) on drums & percussion.
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 40th anniversary 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 At the Edge of Light.
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: –
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 office.