Steve Hackett to release Wolflight March 30th

Moth Clark

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:

  1. Out of the Body
  2. Wolflight
  3. Love Song To a Vampire
  4. The Wheel’s Turning
  5. Corycian Fire
  6. Earthshine
  7. Loving Sea
  8. Black Thunder
  9. Dust and Dreams
  10. 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:


October 2015


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:   Showtime will be 7.30pm (plus support).