Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Hackett Tours with Orchestra

Following 2017’s sell-out Genesis Revisited tour, progressive rock artist and former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announced a special six date UK tour in October where he and his band will be accompanied by a 41 piece orchestra… However, shows are selling out already and Hackett has added more dates!

The decision to undertake this tour was made after the critical success of last year’s one-off US performance of the Genesis Revisited music with his band and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, as conducted by Bradley Thachuk who will flying over to the UK to conduct these new shows.

Hackett commented: “I always hoped that the Genesis music would one day involve an orchestra and I’m proud to say I’ll now be able to make that dream a reality on my next British tour, involving my own extraordinary rock band alongside a full-sized orchestra.”

The guitarist will be joined by his regular musicians Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) and Nad Sylvan on vocals. For his tour the bass player with be Jonas Reingold from The Flower Kings.

Tour dates are listed below and tickets available by clicking here and at individual venue box offices.

Monday, October 1st Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday, October 3rd Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Thursday, October 4th London Royal Festival Hall
Friday, October 5th Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sunday, October 7th Gateshead The Sage 1
Monday, October 8th Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday, October 10th Ipswich Regent
Thursday, October 11th London Palladium.

 

Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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  1. […] As previously reported at Ramzine, Steve Hackett and band will be playing eight special UK shows this October, where they will perform with a 41 piece orchestra. The dates commemorating the 40th anniversary of the legendary Genesis album Wind & Wuthering, his most recent solo studio album, The Night Siren, and now also the release of Broken Skies – Outspread Wings (1984-2006). To find out more click here. […]

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