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Steve Hackett in Ipswich

Prog icon Steve Hackett has added 2 new dates to his October tour of Genesis Revisited, which features his band and a 41-piece orchestra as the London show at the Royal Festival Hall has already sold out! The additional shows are at The London Palladium and the Ipswich Regent. Tickets for both go on sale at 10.00 am on Friday 23rd February.

UK fans will not want to miss these unique performances of many of their favourite Genesis and classic Hackett numbers as Steve and his band are joined by a 41-piece orchestra.

The decision to undertake this tour was cemented following the critical success of last year’s one-off US performance of the Genesis Revisited music with his band and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the charismatic Bradley Thachuk.

It went down a storm with the audience and sounded amazing, with the orchestra adding even more texture and colour to these classic tracks, prompting Steve to want to perform more shows in this way. Such was the gusto and verve brought to the performance by conductor, Bradley Thachuk that he will fly over to the UK to conduct the October shows. This show promises to be a transcendent experience!

Steve explains, “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.”   He goes on to say “I’m thrilled the forthcoming UK shows featuring full orchestra with the band are selling so well, and I’m excited we’re adding two extra dates… This promises to be an incredibly special experience!”

The show will feature some of Genesis’ best-loved songs, including Supper’s Ready, Dancing with the Moonlit Knight, Firth of Fifth and more. Steve will not be neglecting his remarkable solo repertoire and there will be tracks included such as Shadow of the Hierophant, El Niño and The Steppes.

Tour details are as follows: –

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

Tickets available from http://myticket.co.uk/ and http://www.hackettsongs.com/ and venue box offices. Tickets for the 2 additional shows go onsale at Friday 23rd September at 10.00am.

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