Photo by Lilian Forsberg
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 LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 0844 477 2000
Fri 9th NORTHAMPTON Derngate 01604 624 811
Sat 10th CARDIFF St David’s Hall 02920 878 444
Sun 11th SOUTHAMPTON O2 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 16th 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: