“Muted Melodies Fill The Echoing Hall…” New STEVE HACKETT Album, 2017 UK Tour Details

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Guitar god Steve Hackett continues to wave his Prog flag high with a new album (it doesn’t seem five minutes since Wolflight.) The Night Siren, his 25th solo studio set, is released on 24.03.17. through InsideOut Music (Sony), supported by a 15 date “Genesis Revisited / Classic Hackett” UK tour in April / May, culminating in a show at The London Palladium that is just about sold out at the time of writing.

Wed 26th          Dublin, Vicar Street
Fri 28th             Cardiff, St. David’s Hall
Sun 30th           Reading, Hexagon

Mon 1st            Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Wed 3rd            Sheffield, City Hall
Thurs 4th          Bristol, Colston Hall
Fri 5th               Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Sun 7th             Liverpool, Philharmonic
Mon 8th            Portsmouth, Guildhall
Wed 10th          Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
Thurs 11th        Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Sat 13th            Oxford, New Theatre
Sun 14th           Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Tues 16th          Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Wed 17th           Sage, Gateshead
Fri 19th             London, Palladium

Tickets available from http://www.myticket.co.uk and venue box offices.

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Steve’s final album with Genesis, Wind And Wuthering, these gigs will showcase several tracks from that one alongside other Genesis standards, some of them never previously performed by Steve in a solo context, as well as classic Hackett and new material from The Night Siren.

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The Night Siren: Full Track Listing:

1.      Behind the Smoke
2.      Martian Sea
3.      Fifty Miles from the North Pole
4.      El Niño
5.      Other Side of the Wall
6.      Anything but Love
7.      Inca Terra
8.      In Another Life
9.      In the Skeleton Gallery
10.    West to East

The Night Siren will be available in the following formats:

Special Edition CD/Blu-Ray Mediabook featuring 5.1 surround sound mix & making of documentary: 88985410452
Standard Jewel case CD: 88985410462
Gatefold black 2 LP  vinyl + CD: 88985410471
Digital Download

Steve is claiming (and has he ever let us down before?) that this is his strongest album yet, a heartfelt statement against the polarising forces currently at work in the world. Appropriately then, as well as usual suspect collaborators such as Roger King, Nad Sylvan, Rob Townsend, Amanda Lehmann, Dick Driver and Gary O’Toole, featured world musicians include Israeli and Palestinian singers / peace activists Kobi and Mira, Azerbaijanian Malik Mansurov on the Tar and Troy Donockley on Celtic Uilleann, as well as other Middle Eastern, Asian and Latin American contributors.

Steve Hackett: “This latest waxing represents a bird’s eye view of the world of a musical migrant ignoring borders and celebrating our common ancestry with a unity of spirit, featuring musicians, singers and instruments from all over the world. From territorial frontiers to walled-up gateways, boundaries often hold back the tide. But while the night siren wails, music breaches all defences. To quote Plato, ‘When the music changes, the walls of the city shake’.”

Yes indeedy.


Plato (left) and Aristotle debating the respective merits of Foxtrot and Spectral Mornings, yesterday…


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