EXCLUSIVE COMPETITIONWIN AUTOGRAPHED STEVE HACKETT ARTWORK FOR 'THE NIGHT SIREN' 10th April 2017
The continuing popularity of former Genesis guitarist and prog legend Steve Hackett is in no doubt as his new album, 'The Night Siren', went straight in at Number 26 in the national album charts and hit the Top Three in the Rock charts.
Four dates on his latest fifteen date UK tour have already sold out, Cambridge, Reading, London and Manchester, with tickets for the remaining eleven gigs in April and May selling fast.
It's forty years since Hackett recorded his last studio album with prog giants Genesis before leaving the band to embark on his highly successful solo career. That album was 'Wind And Wuthering'. Now Steve and his incredible band celebrate this classic work's 40th anniversary by treating audiences to thrilling renditions of tracks from the album.
The show features more Genesis gems, including fan favourites such as 'The Musical Box', as well as Genesis tracks 'Inside & Out' (released on an EP shortly after 'Wind & Wuthering') and 'One for the Vine' which have never been performed by Steve and his band until now.
Steve's brilliance, of course, is not limited to his years with Genesis and the show will include plenty of 'Classic Hackett' from his remarkable solo catalogue, including popular hits such as 'The Steppes', 'Serpentine', 'Every Day' and the first ever live performance of 'Rise Again' from his 1999 album 'Darktown'. Steve will also be introducing fans to music from his new studio album 'The Night Siren'. Truly a show not to be missed.
Watch the band rehearsing 'El Niňo' from 'The Night Siren' here:
Steve told us: "I'm thrilled to bring my latest show of Genesis and Hackett numbers to the UK, adding additional numbers such as 'One For The Vine' and celebrating the 40th anniversary of 'Wind And Wuthering', one of my favourite Genesis albums and popular with Genesis fans the world over."
Tour dates are:
Wednesday 26th April: Dublin, Vicar Street
Friday 28th April: Cardiff, St. David's Hall
Sunday 30th April: Reading, Hexagon
Monday 1st May: Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Wednesday 3rd May: Sheffield, City Hall
Thursday 4th May: Bristol, Colston Hall
Friday 5th May: Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Sunday 7th May: Liverpool, Philharmonic
Monday 8th May: Portsmouth, Guildhall
Wednesday 10th May: Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
Thursday 11th May: Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Saturday 13th May: Oxford, New Theatre
Sunday 14th May: Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Tuesday 16th May: Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday 17th May: Sage, Gateshead
Friday 19th May: London, Palladium
Tickets available right here. Steve onstage at 7.30pm. There is no support.
Joining Steve on the tour are musicians Roger King (keyboards), Gary O'Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes), Nick Beggs (bass, stick and twelve string) and Nad Sylvan on vocals.
We have some very special prizes to give away in our exclusive competition, namely three sets of prints featuring the artwork to 'The Night Siren' which have been hand signed by Steve Hackett himself.
To be in with a chance of winning simply answer this question:
On 'The Night Siren' album, Kobi Farhi duets with Mira Awad on the track 'West To East'. Which Heavy Metal band is Kobi Farhi the lead vocalist for?
A) Orphaned Land
B) Rotting Christ
COMPETITON ANSWER AND ENTRY
Competition closes midnight April 28th and usual MetalTalk competition rules apply.
MetalTalk's Andy Rawll recently spoke to Steve Hackett at Gibson Brands in London about 'The Night Siren' and you can watch that interview again right here.