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Friday, 9 October 2015

@HackettOfficial comes to @Sage_Gateshead 17th October #progrock #genesis #stevehackett

Prog rock pioneer Steve Hackett has announced the release Premonitions
 - The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983

A comprehensive reissue project that includes his first 6 albums on the Charisma label, includes a wealth of previously unavailable recordings as well as remixes by Steven Wilson.  ‘Premonitions’ is released on 16th October by Universal Music Catalogue/Virgin. 

Premonitions comes in a Super Deluxe box set featuring a total of 135 songs on 10 CDs and 4 DVDs (5.1 mixes), plus an extensive booklet; included in this version are 67 previously unreleased recordings between old and new tracks, live and remixes.

 Tour Trailer

“I'm pleased that Steven Wilson has done several new mixes in both surround and stereo” - Hackett has declared – “The box set will also contain a number of live shows from the era. I've enjoyed being involved with this comprehensive trip down memory lane. There's also a substantial booklet containing a lot of background info along with many wonderful Armando Gallo shots, and Roger Dean has painted a beautiful picture for the cover.  For me it's a proud souvenir that highlights those years. I'll play plenty of this early work at shows in the autumn which will include some numbers not played live for many moons, like Icarus Ascending and Star of Sirius plus all time faves such as Every Day and Spectral Mornings.”

Exclusive Footage Of Rehearsals

Hackett’s two most successful albums from the Charisma era, Please Don’t Touch and Spectral Mornings, will also be re-released separately in a deluxe expanded version with 5.1 mixes by Steven Wilson in 2016.   Both records were previously reissued in 2005 as expanded single disc sets.

2015 marks 40 years from the release of Steve Hackett’s first solo record Voyage of the Acolyte; He was the first member of Genesis to release a solo album, before leaving the band in 1977. Hackett’s musical career has been blooming over the past four decades, establishing him as a loved icon and pioneer of the genre. His current studio album Wolflight was released in March to critical acclaim, charting at 31; it’s the first studio album of new material since Beyond the Shrouded Horizon in 2011 and explores past and contemporary cultures in a revolutionary journey.

The 40th anniversary celebrations continue with 19 UK shows on the ‘Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Revisited Tour’, where fans will have the opportunity to relive the Charisma years while discovering the guitarist’s more recent work, together with a selection of Genesis tracks previously unheard live.

Full Dates Are:

October 2015

Tue 6th                        GUILDFORD            GLive                                                  0844 249 4300
Wed 7th                      LONDON                   O2 Shepherds Bush Empire        0844 477 2000
Fri 9th                          NORTHAMPTON     Derngate                                           01604 624 811
October 2015
Sat 10th                      CARDIFF                   St David’s Hall                                 02920 878 444
Sun 11th                     SOUTHAMPTON      02 Guildhall                                      02380 632 601
Tue 13th                     BASINGSTOKE        The Anvil                                            01256 844 244
Wed 14th                    YORK                         Barbican                                            0844 854 2757
Fri 16th                        ABERDEEN              Music Hall                                     01224 641122

Sat 17th                      GATESHEAD            The Sage                                    0191 4434661

Sun 18th                     GLASGOW                Royal Concert Hall                          0141 353 8000
Tue 20th                     LEEDS                       Town Hall                                          0113 224 3801
Wed 21st                    LLANDUDNO           Venue Cymru                                   01492 872 000
Fri 23rd                       LIVERPOOL              Philharmonic                                    0151 709 3789       
Sat 24th                      LEICESTER              de Montfort Hall                                0116 233 3111
Sun 25th                     SALFORD                 The Lowry                                         0843 208 6000
Tue 27th                     IPSWICH                   Regent Theatre                                01473 433 100
Wed 28th                    BRISTOL                   Colston Hall                                     0844 770 1797
Fri 30th                        BIRMINGHAM           Symphony Hall                                 0121 345 0602
Sat 31st                      SOUTHEND               Cliffs Pavilion                                    01702 351 135

Tickets for all shows (apart from London) £29.50, £27.50; London: £37.50 level one, £33.50; (All tickets subject to booking fee).  24-hour ticket hotline 0844 338 0000 and Online:   Showtime will be 7.30pm – there is no support.   There will be an interval.

Steve Hackett made his mark on prog rock in the Seventies with his astounding, innovative work as Genesis’ lead guitarist, before leaving in 1977 to pursue a solo career. Since the release of Voyage of the Acolyte in 1975, he has continued his journey of discovery and he’s considered today one of the most influential pioneers of the genre.

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