Credit: Tina KorhonenFresh off his appearance on Yes‘ 2017 Cruise to the Edge, ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett is set to launch a brief North American tour with a two-night stand at City Winery in Nashville that begins this evening. During the trek, which has been dubbed “Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett,” the virtuoso musician will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his old band’s album Wind & Wuthering, which was released in December 1976.
Hackett tells ABC Radio that he was “hugely proud of” Wind & Wuthering, which was the final album he made with Genesis. He also reveals that founding Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel, who’d left the band in 1975, “liked the album at the time,” as did Gabriel’s then-collaborator Robert Fripp of King Crimson.
Steve says that in addition to playing several songs from Wind & Wuthering, his set also will include “Inside and Out,” a rarity recorded during the same sessions, as well as “a whole bunch of things” from his solo catalog that fans have requested. (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)
The 66-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also tells ABC Radio that he will be performing three songs from his forthcoming studio album, The Night Siren, at his North American concerts. The album, which will be released on March 24, features Hackett delving into a variety of musical genres from around the world and collaborating with musicians from across the globe.
He says that although he’d like to play more of the new tunes at his shows, he understands that he’d be disappointing promoters, agents and fans alike if he didn’t focus mainly on older material.
Hackett will close out the trek with a special symphonic concert on March 3 that will feature accompaniment by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Here are all of Hackett’s upcoming North American concerts:
2/14 — Nashville, TN, City Winery
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 Theatre at Westbury
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, ON, Canada, The Oakville Centre
3/3 — Buffalo, NY, Kleinhans Music Hall – BPO Rocks
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