As the Genesis Revisited live experience is about tobe unleashed in the UK, Steve Hackett announces the release ofSelection on 13thMay; the singleCD album will feature a collection of songs taken fromGenesisRevisited II and include a newly recorded version ofCarpetCrawlers, a pre-tour treat from the legendary guitarist with RayWilson on vocal duties. Carpet Crawlers will also beavailable as a single track for digital download.
"This single CD album features some of my favouriteshorter songs and highlights from Genesis Revisited II'- saysHackett enthusiastically -"along with additional track 'CarpetCrawlers' sung by Ray Wilson, who joined Genesis as singer onCalling All Stations. He does a great job here filling Gabriel'sshoes, but with his own special style. It's great to be flying theflag once more for the early Genesis sound on the eve of the WorldTour..."
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 theUK album chart at number 24,Genesis Revisited IIhas collected ravereviews:works wonderfully (Classic Rock),It's faithful,full-blooded(Mail on Sunday),a wonderful listen(Music News) areonly a few of the expressions used by critics to describe thisoutstanding tribute to the unforgettable prog pioneers. The albumcelebrates the Genesis period between 1971 and 1977 - known as theband's 'Golden Era' - and follows the first instalment released byHackett in 1996.
TheGenesis Revisited Tourwill be Hackett's biggestproduction to date, incorporating classics from both GenesisRevisited albums in a unique show not to be missed. Steve Hackettis the first member of Genesis to revisit this phase of the band'shistory and fans have welcomed the opportunity to take a trip downmemory lane, with many dates already sold out. Selectionoffers fans a handpicked anthology in preparationfor the shows and, later, to relish the memory of one of theirfinest live music experiences.
Full UK tour dates are:
Date City Venue BoxOffice Website
Thu 9th AYLESBURY Waterside Theatre 0844 872 7607 www.aylesubryfriars.co.uk
Fri 10th LONDON* Hammersmith Apollo SOLDOUT www.eventim.co.uk
Sat 11th CARDIFF St David's Hall 029 2087 8444 www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
Sun 12th LIVERPOOL Philharmonic SOLDOUT 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 0117922 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 2778030 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 Â£26.50, Â£24.50 for all venues - exceptAylesbury Â£30 Â£37.50 & Â£40; Cambridge Â£26.50; LondonHammersmith Â£27.50 and Royal Albert Hall Â£32.50 to Â£45. Tickets available through 24hr Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000Online: BookingsDirect.com Agency & credit cardbookings are subject to booking fee.
All venues are seated. Showtime will be7.30pm.
Steve Hackett featured inissue 14 of Guitar Interactive. To watch his interview click theimage below.