Joseph Okpako/WireImageFormer Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett strikes a balance between caution and optimism with his upcoming album.
Due March 24, The Night Siren features Hackett accompanied by musicians and singers from several different countries — including the U.S., Israel, Palestine and Iraq — and exotic, multi-ethnic sounds.
Hackett says the new album “represents a bird’s eye view of the world of a musical migrant ignoring borders and celebrating our common ancestry with a unity of spirit.”
He adds, “From territorial frontiers to walled-up gateways, boundaries often hold back the tide. But while the night siren wails, music breaches all defenses. To quote Plato, ‘When the music changes, the walls of the city shake’.”
A track from album, titled “In the Skeleton Gallery,” is now available for listening on YouTube.
Prior to the new album’s release, Hackett will hit the road with his Genesis Revisited ensemble to mark the 40th anniversary of the Genesis album Wind and Wuthering. The band will perform tracks from that album along with other Genesis classics and material from The Night Siren.
Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett tour dates:
2/14 & 2/15 — Nashville, TN, City Winery
2/17 – Newark, NJ, Victoria Theater
2/18 – Ithaca, NY, State Theatre
2/22 – Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse
2/23 – Westbury, NY, NYCB
2/24 – Reading, PA, Santander PAC
2/25 – New York, NY, Playstation Theater
2/26 – Boston, MA, Wilbur Theatre
2/28 – Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
3/1 – Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak Music Theatre
3/2 – Oakville, ONT, The Oakville Centre
3/3 – Buffalo, NY, Kleinhans Music Hall
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