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

Published 11 years ago on April 10, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

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

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 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

MAY 2013

Thu 9th         AYLESBURY          Waterside Theatre             0844 872 7607

Fri 10th         LONDON*            Hammersmith Apollo          SOLDOUT   

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

Sun 12th         LIVERPOOL           Philharmonic                    SOLDOUT        

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                     0117922 3686

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

Sat 26th       MANCHESTER        O2 Apollo                       08444 777 677

Sun 27th      NEWCASTLE          City Hall                         0191 2778030

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 - exceptAylesbury £30 £37.50 & £40; Cambridge £26.50; LondonHammersmith £27.50 and Royal Albert Hall £32.50 to £45. Tickets available through 24hr Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000Online: 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.


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