Steve Hackett and David Roy Williams Entertainment have rescheduled Steve’s Australian and New Zealand dates to the first half of 2022. The tour has regrettably been postponed due to difficulties getting Steve and band into the country.
Steve Hackett – 2022 tour dates
Auckland – Friday 17 June 2022 – Great Hall
Brisbane – Monday 20 June 2022 – The Tivoli
Sydney – Wednesday 22 June 2022 – Enmore Theatre
Melbourne – Thursday 23 June 2022 – The Palais
Adelaide – Friday 24 June 2022 – The Gov
Perth – Sunday 26 June 2022- Astor Theatre
STEVE HACKETT VIP EXPERIENCE PACKAGES:
- VIP Priority Entry
- Best seats in the house
- Access to soundcheck to experience two songs not included in the main concert program.
- A group photo of VIP fans in front of stage, with STEVE HACKETT and band on stage, to be digitally distributed post-show.
- A copy of the Setlist signed by STEVE HACKETT
- A Limited Edition A3 poster on card stock, signed by STEVE HACKETT
- Commemorative VIP Laminate‘
“… their arguable high-water mark” All Music “the band’s most adventurous album…” NME
Steve Hackett, as the powerhouse guitarist for one of the most important progressive rock bands ever, has been a guiding influence for musicians and guitarists for over 40 years.
Following the one/two punch of “Nursery Cryme” & “Foxtrot”, both driven by the muscular guitars of new member Steve Hackett, Genesis were ready to launch what would become their finest album, “Selling England By The Pound”.
Easing back on the throttle marginally, and immersing themselves in English whimsy and eccentricity, Genesis delivered just under an hour of delicate prose, wondrous melodies and, of course, the soaring leadlines of Steve Hackett.
“I think (Genesis) really nailed the best of what that band as an entity could have done with that album.” Neil Peart (Rush)
“… a complexity of tone that’s pretty rare in any kind of art.” Robert Christgau
“the definitive Genesis album” Fish (formerly of Marillion)
“This was probably as good as it gets. The band were just immense… and, of course, Hackett’s consummate guitar – never flashy, always awe inspiring.” Get Ready To Rock magazine
“Steve Hackett’s restless creativity and spellbinding music has assured him a place amongst a handful of musicians who inspire younger artists to raise their standards and aim for greatness. What makes this show entertaining is purely the music; it never let down. His band are all excellent musicians, and Hackett plays guitar with heart and soul.” Metal Wani
“(Hackett’s) playing is on fire and displays that virtuosity and class that he is known around the world for… Once the final note rings out the band take their leave only to be brought back by continuous cheering… with Steve’s blazingly liquid-like guitar tone gracing our ears one final time and demonstrating the tapping technique which he pioneered. At the conclusion the band takes their bow and leaves the stage for good, leaving behind an awe-struck and satisfied audience.” Overdrive
“It has been a long time since I felt as exhilarated after a concert. I urge everyone with a slightly daring taste in music to experience this music live. It’s unlikely to leave you indifferent.” The Rocktologist
“This was truly an incredible show filled with great musicians and timeless songs. For 2 and a half hours the audience was transported to another place and time and I was lucky enough to be one of those people. Don’t waste an opportunity to see this man and his band perform if they come to your city.” The Prog Report
“The music was mesmerising, the musicianship world class and I didn’t want it to end.” Buzzmag
Steve Hackett Biography
Steve Hackett has had a remarkable musical career andis renowned as one of the most innovative rock musicians of our time. Steve has released more than 30 solo albums as well as the seven albums he recorded with Genesis. In 2010, Steve was inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame. As lead guitarist with Genesis he was part of the classic Peter Gabriel era line up which produced acclaimed albums such as The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Foxtrot and Selling England by the Pound (a favourite of John Lennon). Steve’s compositional prowess and extraordinary versatility in both his electric & acoustic guitar playing, is influenced by Rock, Jazz, World Music and Blues. With Genesis, Steve’s guitar playing produced some of their most memorable moments, from the sensitivity of his acoustic sound on Horizons and Blood on the Rooftops to the dramatic rock guitar solos of Firth of Fifth and Fountain of Salmacis. Pushing musical boundaries into exciting new areas, Steve created sounds and techniques such as ‘tapping’, later developed by the likes of Eddie Van Halen, and leading directly to instruments such as the Chapman Stick.
As well as a flourishing solo career throughout the 80’s and 90’s, Steve also joined Yes guitarist Steve Howe in the highly successful GTR. Steve also worked with renowned musicians such as Paul Carrick, Bonny Tyler, John Wetton and Brian May, who has credited Steve as an early influence. Throughout the 2000’s Steve has created a succession of sophisticated albums, from the opaque atmospherics of Darktown to the colourful voyage through time and space of To Watch the Storms. 2009’s Out Of The Tunnel’s Mouthwas proclaimed by fans and reviewers alike as his best ever, and follow up albumBeyond the Shrouded Horizon received an equally enthusiastic response. In 2012 Steve collaborated with Chris Squire of Yes on the “Squackett” album A Life Within a Day. Hackett’s latest albums Wolflight,The Night Siren and the electrifying new album At The Edge Of Light all featured in the UK Top 40 and continue Steve’s trailblazing excursions through a myriad of musical styles and his optimistic worldview.
Genesis’ induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in March 2010 stands as a testament to the enduring qualities of their music. Steve has always held a torch for the classic Genesis music and his Genesis Revisited 2013 Hammersmith Odeon show took out Event of the Year at the prestigious Progressive Music Awards. Steve is also a recipient of the FIM Legend of Rock Award and most recently was awarded the Chris Squire Virtuoso award at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards. Steve’s live electric gigs take his fans on an extraordinary journey drawn from a rich musical heritage. Perennial Genesis favourites such as the mighty Firth Of Fifth sit alongside solo classics, while more recent material demonstrates that Steve is an artist still very much at the top of his game. Supported by some of the best musicians on the planet, Steve’s unique guitar work remains the fulcrum on which this challenging and exhilarating show is balanced.