Prog icon, Rock Hall of Fame inductee and former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett has announced a 6 date UK tour for October including a Manchester gig at the Bridgewater Hall.
The Manchester gig will see Steve Hackett and his band performing Genesis and solo material accompanied by a 41-piece orchestra.
The decision to undertake this tour was cemented following the critical success of last years one-off US performance of the Genesis Revisited music with his band and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the charismatic Bradley Thachuk.
Joining Steve on the tour are his regular musicians Roger King (keyboards), Gary OToole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals. They will be joined on this tour by Jonas Reingold from The Flower Kings on bass.
Speaking about the decision to head out on tour with an orchestra, Steve commented, “I always hoped that the Genesis music would one day involve an orchestra and I’m proud to say I’ll now be able to make that dream a reality on my next British tour, involving my own extraordinary rock band alongside a full-sized orchestra.”
The show will feature some of Genesis best-loved songs, including Suppers Ready , Dancing with the Moonlit Knight , Firth of Fifth and more. Steve will not be neglecting his remarkable solo repertoire and there will be tracks included such as Shadow of the Hierophant, El Niño and The Steppes.
Where and when does Steve Hackett perform in Manchester?
Steve Hackett will perform at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on 3 October 2018. The Manchester gig is one of six UK dates which have been announced:
1 October – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
3 October – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
4 October – London, Royal Festive Hall
5 October – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
7 October – Gateshead, The Sage 1
8 October – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
When do tickets for Steve Hackett at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall go on sale?
Tickets for Steve Hackett performing at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall go on sale on 26 January.