The ‘Genesis’ Of Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett will be revisiting his past in the fall when he climbs aboard the tour bus for a September-October journey in support of his new album, “Genesis Revisited II.”  Destinations include Milwaukee, Montreal and New York.


Having joined Genesis in 1970 during the band’s Peter Gabriel years, Hackett has a lot to play. He’ll be running through the band’s classic material such as “Music Box,” “Firth Of Fifth” and “Supper’s Ready.”  Expect a specially-designed light show to enhance the visual as Hackett takes fans for an adventure down progressive-rock lane.

Hackett was joined by several guests on his Genesis Revisited II album, including Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson, Mikael Akerfeldt from Opeth, Amanda Lehmann, Conrad Keely, Francis Dunnery, Neal Morse (Transatlantic), John Wetton, Nad Sylvan and Nik Kershaw.  There’s also a connection to Genesis’ Phil Collins with the inclusion of the drummer/singer’s son Simon Collins.  Steve Rothery of Marillion and Roine Stolt of The Flower Kings and Transatlantic bring their guitar power and Jeremy Stacey and Gary O’Toole are among the drummers on the album.

Let’s get to the dates.  Hackett’s U.S. tour begins in Illinois and wraps in New Jersey.  Here’s the plan:

Sept. 20 – Saint Charles, Ill., Arcada Theatre
Sept. 21 – Saint Charles, Ill., Arcada Theatre
Sept. 22 – Milwaukee, Wis., Pabst Theater
Sept. 23 – Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre
Sept. 25 – New York, N.Y., Best Buy Theater
Sept. 26 – Lakewood, N.J., The Strand Center For The Arts
Sept. 27 – Westbury, N.Y., NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Sept. 28 – Ridgefield, Conn., Ridgefield Playhouse
Sept. 29 – Albany, N.Y., The Egg
Oct. 3 – Montreal, Quebec, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Oct. 4 – Quebec City, Quebec, Grand Theatre
Oct. 5 – Gatineau, Quebec, Casino Du Lac-Leamy
Oct. 6 – Belleville, Ontario, Empire Theatre
Oct. 8 – Oakville, Ontario, The Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts
Oct. 9 – Oakville, Ontario, The Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts
Oct. 10 – Homestead, Pa., Carnegie Library Music Hall
Oct. 11 – Glenside, Pa., Keswick Theatre
Oct. 12 – Glenside, Pa., Keswick Theatre
Oct. 13 – Collingswood, NJ  Scottish Rite Auditorium

Some dates are already on sale.  Visit Hackett’s Facebook page for more info. On a related matter, check out Pollstar’s interview with Hackett and Yes’ Chris Squire when the two artists were promoting their joint album project, Squackett.  Just click here.