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Ex-Genesis guitarist announces new 2021 solo dates
Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett has announced a series of re-scheduled UK dates in 2021 after the coronavirus pandemic led to the cancellation of his Seconds Out More World Tour. And in further good news for his fans, the 2021 tour will now be extended by an additional 8 shows. The original tour was due to kick-off in November this year but will now begin on 10 September 2021 at the Leicester De Montfort Hall. The re-scheduled tour will also include a date at Birmingham's Symphony Hall on September 14 next year. The show will feature the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out in full, plus material from Steve's successful solo career. Seconds Out was the hugely successful double album recorded on Genesis' 1977 concert tour, and featured Steve 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 Seconds Out More! Tour will visit some of the venues Genesis played on that 1977 tour.
Steve Hackett has announced re-scheduled tour dates for 2021
Steve said: "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 will be joined on the tour by regular musicians Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals and Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, Pendragon) on drums and percussion. 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.
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. It resulted in him being inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame in 2010. Steve has written an autobiography about his musical journey, called, A Genesis In My Bed, which is published on July 24. In the book, Steve talks candidly about his early life, his time with Genesis, and in particular his personal relationships with the other four band members.
Steve Hackett performing live in 2019. Credit Lee Millward
All tickets for the re-scheduled 2021 tour remain valid for the newly announced dates. 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.