After an extensive tour of Genesis material in support of the Genesis Revisited II album, Steve Hackett has announced his first album of new material since Beyond the Shrouded Horizon.
Details of the album revealed so far include Steve’s description that the album is a
wild pack of tracks – starting with a wolf cry – will be unleashed on the unsuspecting on 30th March 2015.”
From the press release we learn: The ten tracks take the listener through a journey in space and time looking at the different faces of the endless fight for freedom. Wandering between parallel universes, Hackett explores contemporary and ancient cultures, from Greece (Corycian Fire) to the Far East (Wolflight), the USA and Martin Luther King (Black Thunder), but also his very own childhood memories (The Wheel’s Turning) and the unresolved drama of domestic violence (Love Song to a Vampire).
Promising to deliver Steve’s signature guitar tones and mix in helpings of acoustic, orchestral, and as per Steve’s willingness to take the listener through continents and celestial bodies. The album art has not yet been released, however we can picture an illustrated cover, maybe one that is a little more literal for Steve.
The tracklist is revealed as:
- Out of the Body
- Love Song To a Vampire
- The Wheel’s Turning
- Corycian Fire
- Loving Sea
- Black Thunder
- Dust and Dreams
- Heart Song
The album also marks 40 years since Steve’s first solo album, Voyage to the Acolyte. The tour already announced (dates below) will journey from those beginnings, through various albums such as Spectral Mornings, Wild Orchids, and Out of the Tunnel’s Mouth. It is sure to be an interesting 2015.
Watch Steve let loose on this Genesis staple, Supper’s Ready.
Full Dates Are:
Tue 6th GUILDFORD GLive 0844 249 4300
Wed 7th LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 0844 477 2000
Fri 9th NORTHAMPTON Derngate 01604 624 811
Sat 10th CARDIFF St David’s Hall 02920 878 444
Sun 11th SOUTHAMPTON 02 Guildhall 02380 632 601
Tue 13th BASINGSTOKE The Anvil 01256 844 244
Wed 14th YORK Barbican 0844 854 2757
Fri 16th ABERDEEN Music Hall 01224 641 122
Sat 17th GATESHEAD The Sage 0191 443 4661
Sun 18th GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall 0141 353 8000
Tue 20th LEEDS Town Hall 0113 224 3801
Wed 21st LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru 01492 872 000
Fri 23rd LIVERPOOL Philharmonic 0151 709 3789
Sat 24th LEICESTER de Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111
Sun 25th SALFORD The Lowry 0843 208 6000
Tue 27th IPSWICH Regent Theatre 01473 433 100
Wed 28th BRISTOL Colston Hall 0844 770 1797
Fri 30th BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall 0121 345 0602
Sat 31st SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion 01702 351 135
Tickets for all shows (apart from London) £29.50, £27.50; London: £37.50 level one, £33.50; (All tickets subject to booking fee). 24-hour ticket hotline 0844 338 0000 and Online: BookingsDirect.com. Showtime will be 7.30pm (plus support).