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Steve Hackett Announces The Release Of ‘Selection’ To Coincide With UK Tour Dates

As the Genesis Revisited live experience is about to be unleashed in the UK, Steve Hackett announces the release of Selection on 13thMay; the single CD album will feature a collection of songs taken fromGenesis Revisited II and include a newly recorded version ofCarpet Crawlers, a pre-tour treat from the legendary guitarist with Ray Wilson on vocal duties.  Carpet Crawlers will also be available as a single track for digital download.




"This single CD album features some of my favourite shorter songs and highlights from Genesis Revisited II'- says Hackett enthusiastically -"along with additional track 'Carpet Crawlers' sung by Ray Wilson, who joined Genesis as singer on Calling All Stations. He does a great job here filling Gabriel's shoes, but with his own special style. It's great to be flying the flag once more for the early Genesis sound on the eve of the World Tour..."


Full track listing is:


1.  Carpet Crawlers

2.  11th Earl of Mar

3.  The Lamia

4.  Dancing with the Moonlit Knight

5.  Entangled

6.  Shadow of the Hierophant

7.  Can-Utility and the Coastliners

8.  Afterglow

9.  Blood on the Rooftops


Since its release in October 2012,whenitentered the UK album chart at number 24,Genesis Revisited IIhas collected rave reviews:works wonderfully (Classic Rock),It's faithful, full-blooded(Mail on Sunday),a wonderful listen(Music News) are only a few of the expressions used by critics to describe this outstanding tribute to the unforgettable prog pioneers. The album celebrates the Genesis period between 1971 and 1977 - known as the band's 'Golden Era' - and follows the first instalment released by Hackett in 1996.  

TheGenesis Revisited Tourwill be Hackett's biggest production to date, incorporating classics from both Genesis Revisited albums in a unique show not to be missed. Steve Hackett is the first member of Genesis to revisit this phase of the band's history and fans have welcomed the opportunity to take a trip down memory lane, with many dates already sold out.  Selectionoffers fans a handpicked anthology in preparation for the shows and, later, to relish the memory of one of their finest live music experiences.


Full UK tour dates are:


Date             City                        Venue                          Box Office              Website

MAY 2013

Thu 9th          AYLESBURY           Waterside Theatre              0844 872 7607

Fri 10th          LONDON*             Hammersmith Apollo           SOLD OUT   

Sat 11th        CARDIFF               St David's Hall                  029 2087 8444

Sun 12th          LIVERPOOL            Philharmonic                     SOLD OUT        

Tue 14th       GLASGOW             Royal Concert Hall              0141 353 8000

Wed 15th      GATESHEAD           The Sage                         0191 443 4661

Thu 16th       BIRMINGHAM          Symphony Hall                 SOLD OUT   



Tue 22nd       BIRMINGHAM         Symphony Hall                  0121 345 0603

Wed 23rd      BRISTOL               Colston Hall                      0117 922 3686

Thu 24th       LONDON**            Royal Albert Hall                020 7589 8212

Sat 26th       MANCHESTER         O2 Apollo                         08444 777 677

Sun 27th      NEWCASTLE           City Hall                          0191 277 8030

Tue 29th      LIVERPOOL            Philharmonic                     0151 709 3789

Wed 30th     SHEFFIELD             City Hall                         0114 2789 789




Fri 1st        CAMBRIDGE***       Corn Exchange                   01223 357 851



Tickets are £26.50, £24.50 for all venues - except Aylesbury £30 £37.50 & £40; Cambridge £26.50; London Hammersmith £27.50 and Royal Albert Hall £32.50 to £45.  Tickets available through 24hr Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000 Online: Agency & credit card bookings are subject to booking fee.

All venues are seated. Showtime will be 7.30pm. 


Steve Hackett featured in issue 14 of Guitar Interactive. To watch his interview click the image below.


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