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Steve Hackett To Tour Genesis Material

LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Steve Hackett, the prog rock pioneer and former guitarist for Genesis will be kicking off his Genesis Extended UK tour the United Kingdom on October 21st. The show will feature a selection of Genesis classics and will feature some material that he could not include on his previous Genesis Revisited outings in 2012 and 2013.

“Due to the success of the Genesis Revisited shows, we're extending both the dates and the concept in 2014. We'll launch into a full Genesis set with favourites from this year such as The Musical Box, Dancing with the Moonlit Knight and Supper's Ready along with the addition of other Genesis classics which are often requested and the audiences deserve to hear… I'm really excited about this,” Hackett said in a statement.

Joining Hackett on the tour will be Roger King (Gary Moore, Snoop Doggie Dog, Jamelia) on keyboards, Gary O’Toole (Kylie Minogue, Chrissie Hynde) on drums, percussions and vocals, Rob Townsend (Eddie Henderson, Bill Bruford, Django Bates) on sax, flute and percussions, Nad Sylvan (Unifaun, Agents Of Mercy) on vocals. Genesis Extended also sees the return of Nick Beggs on bass and twelve-string guitar.

Hackett served as guitarist for Genesis from 1971 to 1977 and is the first ex-member to re-record and tour that part of the band’s material in Genesis Revisited I (1996) and II (2012).

Genesis Extended UK Tour:

21st Oct – IPSWICH – Regent Theatre
22nd Oct – BRIGHTON – Centre
24th Oct – NOTTINGHAM – Royal Concert Hall
25th Oct – GLASGOW – Clyde Auditorium
26th Oct YORK – Barbican
28th Oct – SOUTHEND – Cliffs Pavilion
29th Oct – OUTHAMPTON – 02 Guildhall
30th Oct – CARDIFF – St David’s Hall
1st Nov – LONDON – Eventim Apollo
2nd Nov – SALFORD – The Lowry
3rd Nov – GUILDFORD – Glive
4th Nov – BIRMINGHAM – Symphony Hall

-Staff Writers