Following on from the 2019 tour, the irrepressible former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces his 2020 Tour.
Steve and the band 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, 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 marked the 40th anniversary of one of Steve’s most popular solo albums Spectral Mornings and Steve will rightly celebrate this milestone by performing some of the masterpieces from the album.
Fans will also be treated to highlights from Steve’s new album, released in 2019.
Steve explains, “I’m thrilled to be performing the whole of my favorite 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!.”
Steve Hackett has also recently announced the release of a 2CD + Blu-Ray digipak titled ‘Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live at the Royal Festival Hall’ on October 25th, 2019 via InsideOutMusic. A new video from that set for the song “The Steppes” is out now and you can see it here:
2020 Tour dates below:
26 February – Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
27 February – Winspear Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
1 March – Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
4 March – The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI, USA
6 March – Warner Theatre, Washington, DC, USA
7 March – Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ, USA
11 March – The Academy of Music, Northampton, MA, USA
12 March – Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, PA, USA
13 March – Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood, NJ, USA
14 March – Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood, NJ, USA
15 March – Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA, USA
17 March – Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC, USA
19 March – The Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA, USA
20 March – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Ponte Vedra, FL, USA
21 March – The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL, USA
22 March – Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, FL, USA
24 March – Parker Playhouse, Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA
Cruise to the Edge 2020
27 March – 1 April – Cruise to the Edge, Sails from Miami