WORLD-RENOWNED GUITARIST/COMPOSER STEVE
HACKETT RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICA WITH
THE "FROM ACOLYTE TO WOLFLIGHT" TOUR 2015
SET TO INCLUDE HACKETT SOLO MATERIAL AS WELL AS GENESIS
CLASSICS AND AS-OF-YET UNPERFORMED GENESIS SONGS
(New York, NY) - World-renowned guitarist/composer Steve Hackett will soon return to North America with his band for the "From Acolyte to Wolflight" tour 2015. In celebration of his latest solo album, WOLFLIGHT and the 40th anniversary of the release of his first solo album, VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE, this tour will feature a unique blend of Hackett solo material and Genesis classics, including as-of-yet unperformed Genesis material. The first half of the show will focus on Hackett's solo material, while the second half will highlight Genesis songs. Along with such superb pieces as "Ace Of Wands," "Spectral Mornings" and songs from WOLFLIGHT, Hackett will conclude his two and a half hour show with Genesis material that was not part of his recent GENESIS REVISITED and GENESIS EXTENDED tours in 2013 and 2014. Epic songs including "Lamb Lies Down On Broadway," The Cinema Show," "Can-Utility," "Hairless Heart" and "The Musical Box" will be performed.
Of the "From Acolyte To Wolflight" tour, Steve Hackett commented, "The tour in Europe has so far gone down a storm, with fantastic reactions to both my new and classic material as well as Genesis numbers not played for many years such as 'Cinema Show' and 'Lamb Lies Down On Broadway'...I'm so looking forward to bringing this new show to North America!" Hackett will be joined on the tour by his incredible band: Roger King (keyboards), Gary O'Toole (drums and percussion), Rob Townsend (saxophones and flutes), Roine Stolt (bass and guitars) and Nad Sylvan (vocals). Please see below for tour dates.
Steve Hackett's latest solo album, WOLFLIGHT (InsideOut Music) explores a new chapter in Hackett's career. The tracks take the listener through a journey in space and time looking at the different faces of the endless fight for freedom. Wandering between parallel universes, Hackett explores contemporary and ancient cultures, from Greece ("Corycian Fire") to the Far East ("Wolflight"), the United States and Martin Luther King ("Black Thunder"), and also his very own childhood memories ("The Wheel's Turning") and the unresolved drama of domestic violence ("Love Song To A Vampire"). The video for the title track can be seen here.
In 2010, Steve Hackett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame at The 25th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony alongside his Genesis bandmates from the classic line-up: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. For more than three decades, Steve Hackett has been known for his innovative tone and extraordinary versatility as a guitarist and composer. He helped define Genesis' sound as lead guitarist in the classic line-up and went on to have a highly-successful career as a solo artist, and also as part of 80s supergroup GTR with Steve Howe.
Steve Hackett FROM ACOLYTE TO WOLFLIGHT North American tour dates:
8 Westhampton Beach, NY Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
10 Albany, NY Hart Theatre/Empire State Plaza Performing Arts Center
11 Westbury, NY The Space At Westbury
12 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall
13 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre
14 Wilkes Barre, PA FM Kirby Center For The Performing Arts
15 Newton, NJ Newton Theatre
18 Wilmington, DE The Grand Opera House
19 Lynn, MA The Lynn Memorial Auditorium
20 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
21 Collingswood, NJ Scottish Rite Auditorium
22 Fairfield, CT The Warehouse
23 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
26 Lindsay, ON Academy Theatre
27 Lindsay, ON Academy Theatre
28 London, ON RBC Theatre Budweiser Gardens
30 Oakville, ON Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts
1 Oakville, ON Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts
3 North Tonawanda, NY Riviera Theatre
4 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Live
5 Munhall, PA Carnegie Music Hall Of Homestead
9 South Milwaukee, WI South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
10 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre11 Chicago, IL The Portage Theater