Steve Hackett names guests for Aylesbury show

Steve Hackett Steve Hackett has announced five special guests for his Genesis Revisited II tour date at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury.

He’ll be joined by Nik Kershaw, Steve Rothery, John Wetton, Jakko Jakszyk and Amanda Lehmann for the concert on May 9, which kicks off the first leg of his 2013 UK journey.

It will include material from Genesis albums Selling England By The Pound, Foxtrot, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, A Trick Of The Tail and Wind And Wuthering.

Friars promoter David Stopps says: “The Aylesbury area is real Genesis country. The first time we presented them at Friars was in 1970, when we paid them the princely sum of £10 to appear at the New Friarage Hall in Walton Street.

“Since then they played at Friars a further five times. Steve Hackett was in the band for three of those shows, including the famous one in June 1971 where Peter Gabriel leapt into the audience and broke his ankle.

“It will be fantastic to have Steve back on stage at Friars – he’s one of rock’s greatest guitarists and was a key member of one of the world’s greatest bands. He’s an incredible classical guitarist too.”

Kershaw, Rothery, Wetton, Jaksyzk and Lehmann will also appear at Hackett’s concert on May 10 in London’s Hammersmith Apollo. A single-disc album, Selection, will be released on May 13 to coincide with the tour, featuring a version of Carpet Crawlers with ex-Genesis frontman Ray Wilson. He’ll guest with Hackett on May 14 in Glasgow.


Steve Hackett UK tour
May 9: Aylesbury Friars at Waterside Theatre
May 10: London Hammersmith Apollo
May 11: Cardiff St David’s Hall
May 12: Liverpool Philharmonic
May 14: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
May 15: Gateshead Sage
May 16: Birmingham Symphony Hall

Oct 22: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Oct 23: Bristol Colston Hall
Oct 24: London Royal Albert Hall
Oct 26: Manchester O2 Apollo
Oct 27: Newcastle City Hall
Oct 29: Liverpool Philharmonic
Oct 30: Sheffield City Hall
Nov 1: Cambridge Corn Exchange

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