Steve Hackett's Genesis Revisited 2013 UK tour extended due to public demand

Posted: 4th December 2012
Key '70s era to be recreated by the Genesis man in extra towns and cities in the autumn, new tickets on sale Friday 7th December
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To support the release of his new Top 30 album "Genesis Revisited II", Steve Hackett will be on a UK tour with Nad Sylvan installed as vocalist, all part of a global jaunt in 2013. British dates are due to kick off in Hammersmith on 10th May, followed by stops in Cardiff, Liverpool, Glasgow, Gateshead and Birmingham. However, most shows apart from Hammersmith (rear seats only) and Dublin have sold out completely.

Hackett's renaissance has inspired people to book tickets to his shows in their droves, so much so that more new UK dates have been confirmed for later in 2013.

The new dates begin where the original spring leg concludes - Birmingham on 22nd October 2013. Other new shows include Bristol, Sheffield, Manchester, Newcastle and Cambridge, none of which were named for the first UK leg, as well as London's Royal Albert Hall and an extra Liverpool gig.

We will have tickets to these extra shows from 9am on Friday 7th December, priced from £26.50 upwards.

Steve Hackett's career since leaving Genesis has been as remarkable as it has been prolific. Since 1975, the influential guitarist has issued something like twenty-plus albums, including "Watcher of the Skies: Genesis Revisited" in 1996. Some sixteen years later, it is time for volume two. Simply-titled as "Genesis Revisited II", the double album will feature newly-interpreted versions of songs taken from that key Charisma-label period in Genesis' career, including "Musical Box", "Supper's Ready" and "Fly on a Windshield".

With special guests such as Steven Wilson, Francis Dunnery, Neal Morse and Nad Sylvan, it's a must-have for prog fans, as well as Genesis adorers.

Paul Pledger