Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited
Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights 2022 European tour




Hot on the heels of his most successful solo tour ever, Steve Hackett announces his Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited - Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights tour for 2022/2023. The tour marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary Genesis album Foxtrot which, in 1972, was pivotal in establishing the band as a major force in British rock.

The Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited - Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights tour also promises more Genesis favourites and highlights from Hackett's extensive solo catalogue.

Tour Dates - 2023

19 April 2023 - La Seine Musicale, PARIS, FRANCE - TICKETS

22 April 2023 - Lokschuppen, BIELEFIELD, GERMANY - TICKETS

23 April 2023 - Theater am Aegi, HANNOVER, GERMANY - TICKETS

24 April 2023 - Meistersingerhalle, NÜRNBERG, GERMANY - TICKETS

26 April 2023 - Verti Music Hall, BERLIN, GERMANY - TICKETS

27 April 2023 - Laeiszhalle, HAMBURG, GERMANY - TICKETS

29 April 2023 - Händelhalle, HALLE, GERMANY - TICKETS

02 May 2023 - Liederhalle Beethovensaal, STUTTGART, GERMANY - TICKETS

03 May 2023 - Lichtburg, ESSEN, GERMANY - TICKETS

04 May 2023 - Alte Oper, FRANKFURT, GERMANY - TICKETS

06 May 2023 - Eurogress, AACHEN, GERMANY - TICKETS

07 May 2023 - Rosengarten, MANNHEIM, GERMANY - TICKETS

08 May 2023 - Tivolivredenburg, UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - TICKETS

09 May 2023 - Muziekgieterij, MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS - TICKETS

11 May 2023 - Amager Bio, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - TICKETS

13 May 2023 - Slagthusets Teater, MALMÖ, SWEDEN - TICKETS

14 May 2023 - Concerthouse, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN - TICKETS

16 May 2023 - Sentrum Scene, OSLO, NORWAY - TICKETS

18 May 2023 - Cirkus, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - TICKETS

20 May 2023 - Kulttuuritalo, HELSINKI, FINLAND - TICKETS

25 June 2023 - La Riviera, MADRID, SPAIN - TICKETS

27 June 2023 - Kursaal Auditorium, SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN - TICKETS

29 June 2023 - Teatre Coliseum, BARCELONA, SPAIN - TICKETS

30 June 2023 - Festival de Carcassonne, - Théâtre Jean-Deschamps CARCASSONNE, FRANCE - TICKETS

2 July 2023 - Konzerthaus, FREIBURG, GERMANY - TICKETS

3 July 2023 - Z7 Summer Nights, PRATTELN, SWITZERLAND - TICKETS

6 July 2023 - Arena Campo Marte, BRESCIA, ITALY - TICKETS

7 July 2023 - Piazza Duomo, PISTOIA, ITALY - TICKETS

8 July 2023 - Ostia Antica, ROME, ITALY - TICKETS

10 July 2023 - Belvedere di San Leucio, CASERTA, ITALY - TICKETS

12 July 2023 - Piazza Trento Trieste, FERRARA, ITALY - TICKETS

13 July 2023 - Piazza Grande, PALMANOVA, ITALY - TICKETS

15 July 2023 - Summer Fog Festival, Spodek, KATOWICE, POLAND - TICKETS

Guitarist Steve Hackett joined Genesis in 1971, making his band debut on the Nursery Cryme album which enjoyed a greater commercial success in Europe than the UK. After extensive touring, the band were encouraged, by audience reactions, to further experiment with ever longer compositions and develop their ability to incorporate strong narratives. This, in turn, allowed frontman Peter Gabriel more opportunity to indulge in the theatrics which helped to raise the band's profile.

"I think Foxtrot was a terrific achievement for Genesis at that time," says Steve Hackett. "I think there is not one weak track on the album, they all have their strong points and I'm really looking forward to doing the whole album live."

Foxtrot was critically acclaimed and became the first Genesis album to make the UK album charts. The first track, the sci-fi influenced Watcher of the Skies became a fan favourite and perennial live set opener while Get 'Em Out By Friday was a cutting slice of social comment about concrete tower blocks replacing aging slums, driven not by concern for communities but by the greed of developers.

Hackett was the lead writer of Can-Utility and the Coastliners, featuring some particularly strong musical ideas, and also contributed his classically-inspired solo piece Horizons. "The original version was a rough mix but there was something about it. A rough monitor mix can have things that something more considered won't necessarily possess. I liked the sound of the rough mix, so we went with that."

The album's highlight was the 23-minute epic Supper's Ready which remains a concert favourite and featured on Hackett's recent Seconds Out tour. "'Supper's Ready' was a sojourn, an odyssey and something that goes down very, very well with audiences now." Hackett adds. "As part of 'Second's Out' I've been playing the whole of that again, it really has stood the test of time."

"We were a young, struggling band at that time. By the time we were doing 'Foxtrot', the band was becoming more ambitious. 'Foxtrot' is a must for fans of the early Genesis work. Fifty years ago? It doesn't feel like those ideas are fifty years old because it was-genre defining, rather than following trends. It still sounds current, now."