Fresh from the staggeringly successful USA, European and UK tour including a magnificent sold out London Palladium, Steve Hackett is excited to announce the conclusion of his Australian tour with a special one-off Australian performance celebrating the landmark Genesis album, Wind And Wuthering.
This special show will feature a cornucopia of material not otherwise performed in Australia, including “Watcher Of The Skies”, “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)” and “The Fountain Of Salmacis” as well as a handful of selected solo Hackett material.
The central focus of the concert will be performance of Steve’s favourite pieces from the seminal Wind And Wuthering album, one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the Genesis oeuvre. Coming at a time of musical upheaval, Wind And Wuthering was Steve’s final album with Genesis, and the second album with Phil Collins as lead vocalist. In addition to classics such as “Eleventh Earl Of Mar” and “Afterglow”, Steve will also perform “One For The Vine” the incendiary guitar showcase “… In That Quiet Earth” and the “should have been on the album” classic “Inside And Out”.
Hackett and Genesis fans Australia-wide should book flights now as the scene is set for a magical weekend of Steve Hackett in Melbourne with the Genesis Revisited concert at the Palais, the Acoustic Trio set at the Melbourne Guitar Show, and now this once only show at 170 Russell.
Renowned for his dazzlingly innovative playing, Steve Hackett, as the powerhouse guitarist for inarguably one of the most important progressive rock bands ever, has been a guiding influence for musicians and guitarists for over 40 years.
Sunday 6th August – Melbourne, 170 Russell
Tickets Available from: http://davidroywilliams.com/tours/steve-hackett-wind-and-wuthering/
Pre-Sale: Thursday 1st June 12pm
On-Sale: Friday 2nd June 10am
“I’d never seen Hackett live before, and was absolutely floored by his guitar pyrotechnics. Hackett’s two-and-a-half-hour performance had the very enthusiastic crowd roaring and giving numerous standing ovations.” Goldmine Magazine
“It has been a long time since I felt as exhilarated after a concert. I urge everyone with a slightly daring taste in music to experience this music live. It’s unlikely to leave you indifferent.” The Rocktologist
“By the time Steve Hackett and the band had reached minute 120 of the lengthy set and after the essential version of Los Endos, I heard a fan nearby say, “Well how do you follow that?” Fair comment mate” Classic Rock Magazine
“This was truly an incredible show filled with great musicians and timeless songs. For 2 and a half hours the audience was transported to another place and time and I was lucky enough to be one of those people. Don’t waste an opportunity to see this man and his band perform if they come to your city.” The Prog Report
“The music was mesmerising, the musicianship world class and I didn’t want it to end.” Buzzmag