Steve Hackett announces re-scheduled UK dates, due to COVID19 Pandemic for his Seconds Out +More World Tour. The 2021 tour will now be extended by an additional 8 shows. The original tour was due to kick-off in November. It will now begin on 10th September 2021 at the Leicester De Montfort Hall. The show will feature the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out in full, plus More!
Seconds Out was the hugely successful double album recorded on Genesis’ 1977 concert tour together with The Cinema Show, from their 1976 tour, and featured Steve Hackett on guitar alongside Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Phil Collins who had taken on the role of vocalist following the departure of Peter Gabriel. The tour included music from each of the six studio albums from Steve’s time in Genesis and marked his final recordings with the band as he left to pursue his solo career upon its completion.
The Seconds Out +More! Tour will visit some of the venues Genesis played on that 1977 tour. Watch this space for additional material info!
“I hugely look forward to being back on the road in the UK, bringing the whole of Seconds Out back to life! The set features some of the most thrilling Genesis material, this time all numbers played in full, plus additional surprises…” Steve Hackett
Full Re-Scheduled and Additional UK tour dates for The Seconds Out +More Tour below:
please note – highlighted shows are same venues as 1977 tour
*** New Additional Shows
Fri 10th Sep Leicester De Montfort Hall
Sat 11th Sept Liverpool Philharmonic
Sun 12th Sept Stoke Victoria Hall
Tue 14th Sept Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wed 15th Sept Cambridge Corn Exchange
Fri 17th Sept Cardiff St David’s Hall
Sat 18th Sept Basingstoke The Anvil
Mon 20th Sept London The Palladium
Tue 21st Sept London The Palladium
Wed 22nd Sept London The Palladium (new)
Fri 24th Sept Manchester O2 Apollo
Sat 25th Sept Edinburgh Playhouse
Mon 27th Sept Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Tue 28th Sept Dundee Caird Hall
Thurs 30th Sept Scunthorpe The Baths Hall
Fri 1st Oct Bradford St George’s Hall
Sat 2nd Oct*** Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (new)
Mon 4th Oct*** Croydon Fairfield Halls (new)
Tue 5th Oct Guildford G Live
Thur 7th Oct Brighton Dome
Fri 8th Oct*** Poole Lighthouse (new)
Sat 9th Oct Bexhill-on-Sea De La Warr Pavilion
Mon 11th Oct Southampton Mayflower Theatre
Tue 12th Oct*** Plymouth Pavillions (new)
Thur 14th Oct Carlisle The Sands Centre
Sat 16th Oct Newcastle O2 City Hall
Sat 18th Oct*** Aylesbury Waterside (new)
Tue 19th Oct Oxford New Theatre
Thur 21st Oct*** Peterborough Cresset (new)
Fri 22nd Oct*** Harrogate Royal Hall (new)
All tickets remain valid for the re-scheduled shows.
For full details and to book tickets for all shows for the Seconds Out + More Tour go to https://myticket.co.uk/ and venue box offices.
Steve will be joined on the tour by regular musicians Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals. Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, Pendragon) will be on drums & percussion – he was voted by Modern Drummer and Rhythm Magazine readers as one of the top progressive and forward thinking drummers in the world……
Steve’s autobiography, A Genesis In My Bed is published on 24th July. Steve talks candidly about his early life, his time with Genesis, and in particular his personal relationships with the other four band members, with great insight into the daily goings on of this major rock band.
About Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett joined Genesis at the beginning of 1971 and gained an international reputation as the guitarist in the band’s classic line-up alongside Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins. Steve’s intricate guitar work was a key element of Genesis’ albums from Nursery Cryme (1971) to Wind And Wuthering (1977) including the classic Selling England By The Pound.
After leaving Genesis at the end of 1977, Steve’s solo career, which now spans more than 30 albums, has demonstrated his extraordinary versatility with both electric and acoustic guitar. Steve is renowned as both an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer and this was recognised in 2010 when he was inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame. He has also worked alongside Steve Howe of YES in the supergroup GTR.
Steve’s compositions take influences from many genres, including jazz, classical and blues. For his later studio works The Night Siren (2017) and At The Edge Of Light (2019) Steve has explored the influences of world music. Recent tours have seen Steve celebrate his time with Genesis including a spectacular 2018 tour in which Steve realised a long-held ambition to perform the works of Genesis live with his band and an orchestra.
Reviews from Steve Hackett’s most recent Genesis Revisited Tour
‘the night’s prog feast.. was Selling England’ ‘ which allowed the guitarist’s band to fully showcase their talents…’ ‘for one evening at least it was fantastic to dance with the Moonlit Knight once more.’ Simon Carter – The News Portsmouth
‘Hackett’s guitar effortlessly carves a path through the songs mixing melodic lines with experimentation and flat out rock…’ ‘The individual personalities of the band also shine throughout…’ Stuart Avis -The Brighton Magazine
‘a great riff, great lyrics and another guitar solo to die for…’ ‘the magic seems never-ending…’ Alan Jones – Getreadytorock
‘complex time changes and elaborate melodies were recreated by Hackett’s superb band with verve and skill.’ ‘Hackett may well be the best guitarist around. Oh, and a great light show too. Obviously.’ S Copeland – Brighton Argus
“This is a consummately highly talented group of musicians, possibly the best working band currently playing anywhere in the world. Seriously.” Paul H Birch – Ramzine