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STEVE HACKET - GENESIS EXTENDED UK TOUR STARTS 21ST OCTOBER | FESTIVALPHOTO
 

STEVE HACKET - GENESIS EXTENDED UK TOUR STARTS 21ST OCTOBER

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Legendary guitarist and Prog pioneer Steve Hackett kicks off his Genesis Extended UK Tour on 21st October, and runs until 4th November. This landmark show will feature a selection of Genesis classics and will feature some of the gems he could not include on the award-winning Genesis Revisited tours in 2012 and 2013. With a career spanning decades and a repertoire which includes a body of outstanding solo work, this will be the last opportunity for fans to see Hackett perform a whole set entirely from the Genesis catalogue.

An excited Steve Hackett explains: “Due to the success of the Genesis Revisited shows, we're extending both the dates and the concept in 2014. 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, Nad Sylvan (Unifaun, Agents Of Mercy) on vocals. Genesis Extended also sees the return of Nick Beggs on bass and twelve-string guitar.

The Genesis Extended tour will visit some of the locations that Genesis Revisited missed, and will also return to London where the two Genesis Extended shows – at Hammersmith Apollo and Royal Albert Hall respectively – sold out. The magic of the Genesis Revisited shows was captured on CD/DVD for the Genesis Revisited: Live at Hammersmith 2-disc package, and this summer’s Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2-disc package.

Reporting on Hackett’s astounding live performance, Prog magazine wrote: ‘a faithful, inspired trip down memory lane, which re-affirms the majesty of many of Prog’s 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’.

For fans who missed the Genesis Revisited tours or if the show missed your favourite track, here’s your chance to relive the timeless magic of the ‘Genesis Golden Era’, thanks to guitar wizard Steve Hackett and his remarkable live band.
Genesis Extended UK Tour:

Tue 21st Oct IPSWICH Regent Theatre 01473 433 100
Wed 22nd Oct BRIGHTON Centre 0844 847 1515
Fri 24th Oct NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall 0115 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 0844 770 1797
Tue 4th Nov BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall 0121 345 0602

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 0000 Online: 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 see www.hackettsongs.com

Steve Hackett was the lead guitarist for Genesis from 1971 to 1977 and is the first ex-member to re-record that part of the band’s repertoire in his albums Genesis Revisited (1996) and Genesis Revisited II (2012). Following the huge success of both albums, Hackett toured Genesis Revisited extensively. Hackett has recently taken part in the upcoming BBC documentary Genesis: Together And Apart, which sees the original line-up of Genesis reunite for the first time since 1975 and is due for transmission and release later this year.

Writer: Anthony May
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