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At The Edge Of Light – Steve Hackett talks to Phoenix FM

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Ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett is back this year with his 26th studio album At The Edge Of Light – and the mere matter of about 160 gigs throughout Europe and the USA before 2019 is over!

Photo: Tina Korhonen

I spoke to Steve about the making of the new album and the themes that run through it, some of the amazing guest singers and musicians who join Steve on the album – and also which parts of it sound like Watcher Of The Skies part II …

Steve’s mammoth tour will see him revisiting the classic Genesis album Selling England By The Pound – a favourite of John Lennon’s – and his own solo album Spectral Mornings which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

Steve’s UK tour takes in the following dates and venues:

2 November – Waterside Aylesbury
3 November – Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone
5 November – City Hall Sheffield
6 November – Corn Exchange Cambridge
8 November – De Montford Hall Leicester
9 November – St. David’s Hall Cardiff
11 November – Philharmonic Liverpool
12 November – Dome Brighton
13 November – Guildhall Portsmouth
15 November – City Hall Salisbury
16 November – Hexagon Reading
18 November – Symphony Hall Birmingham
19 November – Barbican York
20 November – Forum Bath
22 November – Victoria Theatre Halifax
23 November – The Sage Gateshead
25 November – Usher Hall Edinburgh
26 November – Bridgewater Hall Manchester
27 November – Cliffs Pavilion Southend
29 November – Hammersmith Eventim Apollo London

You can find out more about Steve’s music and live shows at

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