As the powerhouse guitarist for inarguably one of the most important progressive rock bands ever, Steve Hackett has been a guiding influence for musicians and guitarists for over 40 years.
To the great regret of the band, Genesis never made it to New Zealand, so finally Hackett is making it up to fans by bringing some Genesis magic to our shores, playing Auckland’s Town Hall on July 28.
Genesis classics ‘Dance On A Volcano’, ‘Eleventh Earl Of Mar’ and ‘Afterglow’ have never been performed here, and Hackett’s incendiary guitar work on a magnum opus such as ‘Dancing With The Moonlit Knight’ will have jaws dropping.
In this special one-off show, Hackett 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.
“I'm thrilled to bring my Genesis Revisited tour to New Zealand. 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. I can't wait!” says the legendary guitarist.
Steve Hackett 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.
Friday July 28th: Town Hall, Auckland
Tickets for Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited – are on sale Wednesday March 29 from 10am at http://www.davidroywilliams.com/tours/steve-hackett
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