Following last year’s sell-out “Genesis Revisited” tour, prog icon and former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett, announces a 6-date UK tour in October. Treating fans to many favourite Genesis and Hackett numbers, this time Steve and his band will be accompanied 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.

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.”

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 Dates:

10/01 – Nottingham – Royal Concert Hall
10/03 – Manchester – Bridgewater Hall
10/04 – London – Royal Festival Hall
10/05 – Birmingham – Symphony Hall
10/07 – Gateshead – The Sage 1
10/08 – Glasgow – Royal Concert Hall

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