Steve Hackett, as the powerhouse guitarist for unarguably one of the most important progressive rock bands ever, has been a guiding influence for musicians and guitarists for over 40 years.
Genesis only ever made it to Australia once, in 1986 – years after Steve and singer Peter Gabriel had left the band, so Steve is making it up to fans by bringing some Genesis magic to our shores. Genesis classics Dance On A Volcano and Eleventh Earl Of Mar have never been performed here, and Steve’ s incendiary guitar work on a magnum opus such as Dancing With The Moonlit Knight will have jaws dropping.
In this special Australian only show, Steve will also perform a couple of songs from his forthcoming album, The Night Siren before whetting the appetite for a grand finale that will leave fans ecstatic.
Hackett says of the tour: ‘’I’ll be playing there for the first time and I’m hugely looking forward to it! It’ll be great to meet fans and friends, and I know it’s an incredibly beautiful country. I’m bringing a special set, including big favourites like Supper’s Ready, The Musical Box and Firth of Fifth amongst many other stellar Genesis numbers and some solo works. I can’t wait! I’m thrilled to bring my Genesis Revisited tour to Australia & New Zealand’’.
Steve is renowned for his dazzling guitar playing but his world class band is equal to the task, presenting extraordinarily proficient performances, sensitive to the original recordings yet adding very clear nuances and personality to the music. It’s in no way an understatement to say that fans of exceptional music are in for the concert of a lifetime.