The irrepressible former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces his 2020 North America Tour. Setting off February 26th, 2020, Steve and his band will perform 17 shows in the U.S and Canada.
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 fan favorites such as Dancing with the Moonlit Knight, Firth of Fifth, Cinema Show and, of course, I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe). Other favorite classic Genesis tracks will also feature in the show.
2019 marked 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.
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 favorite songs from SPECTRAL MORNINGS, marking its anniversary, plus new album tasters, as well as additional Genesis gems in a terrific grand slam!”
Canada and U.S Tour dates are as follows:
2/26/2020 Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2/27/2020 Winspear Centre Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
3/1/2020 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
3/4/20 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI
3/6/20 Warner Theatre Washington, DC
3/7/20 Bergen Performing Arts Center Englewood, NJ
3/11/20 The Academy of Music Northampton, MA
3/12/20 Miller Symphony Hall Allentown, PA
3/13&14/20 Scottish Rite Auditorium Collingswood, NJ
3/15/20 Whitaker Center Harrisburg, PA
3/17/20 Carolina Theatre Durham, NC
3/19/20 The Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
3/20/20 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Ponte Vedra, FL
3/21/20 The Plaza Live Orlando, FL
3/22/20 Capitol Theatre Clearwater, FL
3/24/20 Parker Playhouse Ft Lauderdale, FL
Tickets available from http://www.hackettsongs.com/tour.html and venue box offices.
Joining Steve on the tour are his regular musicians Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals. Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, King Crimson, Iron Maiden) will be on drums & percussion – he was voted by Modern Drummer and Rhythm Magazine readers as one of the top progressive and forward thinking drummers in the world……