In the world of music, there are few names that resonate with as much admiration and respect as Steve Hackett. A virtuoso guitarist and a musical genius in his own right, Steve Hackett has continually pushed the boundaries of what is possible with a six-string. Now, in an exciting revelation, Hackett has announced a thrilling 15-date UK tour set to take place in October 2024. Brace yourselves, music enthusiasts, because this tour promises to be an absolute game-changer.
The tour, aptly named the “Genesis Greats, Lamb Highlights & Solo Tour,” serves as a remarkable tribute to the 50th anniversary of Genesis’ iconic sixth studio album, ‘The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.’ For fans of this groundbreaking album, this tour is an opportunity to relive the magic that has enthralled audiences for half a century.
What sets this tour apart is the promise of a setlist that will send shivers down your spine. Not only will Steve Hackett delve into the timeless classics from ‘The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway,’ but he will also regale audiences with a carefully curated selection of Genesis favorites and gems from his prolific solo career. It’s a musical journey that spans decades and genres, a testament to the enduring power of great music.
Starting on the 2nd of October 2024, at Aylesbury Friars Waterside, Steve Hackett’s tour will be a whirlwind adventure, making its way through some of the most iconic venues in the UK. From Portsmouth Guildhall to the Bristol Beacon, the Cambridge Corn Exchange to the Birmingham Symphony Hall, and from the Liverpool Philharmonic to Cardiff St. David’s Hall, this tour is a musical odyssey that will leave no stone unturned.
On the 12th of October, the tour makes a stop at Guildford’s G Live, followed by Stoke Victoria Hall on the 13th and the York Barbican on the 15th. Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on the 16th, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on the 18th, and Gateshead Glasshouse on the 19th are also on the itinerary.
As the tour continues its journey, it will captivate audiences at the Manchester Bridgewater Hall on the 20th, the Reading Hexagon on the 22nd, and culminate in a grand finale at the illustrious London Royal Albert Hall on the 23rd of October.
Given the immense popularity and reputation of Steve Hackett, it’s advisable to mark this date on your calendar and set your alarms. These tickets are sure to be in high demand.
When asked about the upcoming shows, Steve Hackett couldn’t contain his enthusiasm. He said, “I’m hugely looking forward to the 2024 UK tour, including ‘The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway’ favorites as well as other iconic Genesis numbers along with solo gems. It’ll also be exciting to return to the wonderful Royal Albert Hall!”
Behind the scenes, Steve Hackett has assembled a stellar ensemble to accompany him on this tour. The lineup includes Roger King on keyboards, Nad Sylvan lending his vocals, Jonas Reingold on bass with backing vocals, Rob Townsend handling saxophones, flutes, and additional keyboards, and Craig Blundell on drums.
As a special treat, Amanda Lehmann will be joining the entire UK tour on guitar and vocals, adding another layer of musical brilliance to an already exceptional lineup.
In the world of music, opportunities like this don’t come around often. The Genesis Greats, Lamb Highlights & Solo UK Tour promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for music lovers and fans of Steve Hackett alike. With a setlist that spans the best of Genesis and Hackett’s solo career, this tour is set to be a celebration of music that will be remembered for years to come.
So, mark your calendars, set your alarms, and get ready to secure your tickets on the 29th of September. This is your chance to be a part of something truly extraordinary.
In the words of Steve Hackett himself, “It’ll also be exciting to return to the wonderful Royal Albert Hall!”
Don’t miss out on this musical journey. Get your tickets and be a part of history in the making.
Steve Hackett’s Genesis Greats, Lamb Highlights & Solo UK tour dates:
Aylesbury Friars Waterside – Wed 2nd
Portsmouth Guildhall – Thu 3rd
Bristol Beacon – Sat 5th
Cambridge Corn Exchange – Sun 6th
Birmingham Symphony Hall – Mon 7th
Liverpool Philharmonic – Wed 9th
Cardiff St David’s Hall – Thu 10th
Guildford G Live – Sat 12th
Stoke Victoria Hall – Sun 13th
York Barbican – Tue 15th
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall – Wed 16th
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – Fri 18th
Gateshead Glasshouse – Sat 19th
Manchester Bridgewater Hall – Sun 20th
Reading Hexagon – Tue 22nd
London Royal Albert Hall – Wed 23rd