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
6. Shadow of the Hierophant
7. Can-Utility and the Coastliners
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
Thu 9th AYLESBURY Waterside Theatre 0844 872 7607 www.aylesubryfriars.co.uk
Fri 10th LONDON* Hammersmith Apollo SOLD OUT www.eventim.co.uk
Sat 11th CARDIFF St David's Hall 029 2087 8444 www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
Sun 12th LIVERPOOL Philharmonic SOLD OUT www.liverpoolphil.com
Tue 14th GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall 0141 353 8000 www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/
Wed 15th GATESHEAD The Sage 0191 443 4661 thesagegateshead.org/
Thu 16th BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall SOLD OUT www.thsh.co.uk/
Tue 22nd BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall 0121 345 0603 www.thsh.co.uk
Wed 23rd BRISTOL Colston Hall 0117 922 3686 www.colstonhall.org/
Thu 24th LONDON** Royal Albert Hall 020 7589 8212 www.royalalberthall.com
Sat 26th MANCHESTER O2 Apollo 08444 777 677 o2apollomanchester.co.uk
Sun 27th NEWCASTLE City Hall 0191 277 8030 newcastlecityhall.org
Tue 29th LIVERPOOL Philharmonic 0151 709 3789 www.liverpoolphil.com
Wed 30th SHEFFIELD City Hall 0114 2789 789 sheffieldcityhall.co.uk
Fri 1st CAMBRIDGE*** Corn Exchange 01223 357 851 www.cornex.co.uk
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: BookingsDirect.com 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.