Steve Hackett has announced his latest tour in support of Genesis’ 1972 album Foxtrot. Hackett’s ‘Foxtrot At Fifty _ Hackett Highlights’ will take place in September and October next year. Tickets go on sale Friday December 10 at 10am.
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 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.
“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.
Steve Hackett’s ‘Foxtrot At Fifty + Hackett Highlights’ tour dates for 2022 are as follows:
Sep 9: Swansea Arena
Sep 10: Cardiff St. David’s Hall
Sep 11: Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sep 13: Aylesbury Waterside
Sep 14: Torquay Princess Theatre
Sep 16: Portsmouth Guildhall
Sep 17: Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Sep 18: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sep 20: Hull City Hall
Sep 22: Gateshead Sage
Sep 23: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Sep 24: York Barbican
Sep 26: Buxton Opera House
Sep 27: Grimsby Auditorium
Sep 28: Northampton Derngate
Sep 30: Sheffield City Hall
Oct 1: Manchester O2 Apollo
Oct 3: Southend Cliffs Pavillion
Oct 4: Ipswich Regent Theatre
Oct 5: Bath Forum
Oct 7: Leicester De Montfort Hall
Oct 8: Liverpool Philharmonic
Oct 9: Brighton Brighton Centre
Oct 11: Bournemouth Pavilion
Oct 12: London Eventim Apollo.