Steve Hackett at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend – 27 November 2019
Steve Hackett returns to the UK with his Genesis Revisited – Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights tour in September and October. The tour will mark the 50th anniversary of the legendary Genesis album Foxtrot which, in 1972, was pivotal in establishing the band as a major force in British rock.
Hackett also releases Genesis Revisited Live: Seconds Out & More, the live recording of his 31-date sold out 2021 Tour. The CD and DVD are out on 2nd September and the vinyl on 25th November.
Guitarist Hackett joined Genesis in 1971, making his band debut on the Nursery Cryme album which enjoyed a greater commercial success in Europe than the UK. After extensive touring, the band were encouraged, by audience reactions, to further experiment with ever longer compositions and develop their ability to incorporate strong narratives. This, in turn, allowed frontman Peter Gabriel more opportunity to indulge in the theatrics which helped to raise the bands profile.
As a teenager I went through the Genesis back catalogue one album (cassette!) at a time and Foxtrot was one of my favourite albums – hard to believe such intricate and intelligent songs were written by a bunch of 20 and 21 year olds.
So it was great to talk to Steve not just about his new tour but also his memories of joining Genesis and the madness of a full-on writing, recording and touring schedule in the early 1970s.
You can hear the whole interview again here:
Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited – Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights 2022 tour dates:
Friday 9 September – Swansea Arena
Saturday 10 September – Cardiff St Davids Hall
Sunday 11 September – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Tuesday 13 September – Aylesbury Waterside
Wednesday 14 September – Torquay Princess Theatre
Friday 16 September – Portsmouth Guildhall
Saturday 17 September – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Sunday 18 September – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Tuesday 20 September – Hull City Hall
Thursday 22 September – Gateshead Sage
Friday 23 September – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Saturday 24 September – York Barbican
Monday 26 September – Buxton Opera House
Tuesday 27 September – Grimsby Auditorium