Following last year’s sell-out Genesis Revisited tour, prog icon and former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett, announces a 6-date UK tour in October. Treating fans to many favourite Genesis and Hackett numbers, this time Steve and his band will be accompanied by a 41-piece orchestra.
The decision to undertake this tour was cemented following the critical success of last year’s one-off US performance of the Genesis Revisited music with his band and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the charismatic Bradley Thachuk.
It went down a storm with the audience and sounded amazing, with the orchestra adding even more texture and colour to these classic tracks, prompting Steve to want to perform more shows in this way. Such was the gusto and verve brought to the performance by conductor, Bradley Thachuk that he will fly over to the UK to conduct the October shows. This show promises to be a transcendent experience!
When I saw Hackett and his band in Grand Rapids last February, the audience was delighted when they played “Supper’s Ready,” which hadn’t been in the setlist until that show. Once I heard about the Buffalo Philharmonic gig, it made sense!
Here’s hoping that Genesis Revisited Live Band With Orchestra can come to the US sometime. Among our country’s other fine orchestras, I know that the Grand Rapids Symphony could do it justice! UK dates are as follows, with tickets on sale this Friday, January 26:
Monday, October 1st – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday, October 3rd – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Thursday, October 4th – London Royal Festival Hall
Friday, October 5th – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sunday, October 7th – Gateshead The Sage 1
Monday, October 8th – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Tickets are available from http://myticket.co.uk/ and venue box offices.
To whet the appetite, here’s some amateur video of the “Apocalypse in 9/8” from Buffalo!
— Rick Krueger