Following the one/two punch of NURSERY CRYME and FOXTROT, both albums are driven by the muscular guitars of new member Steve Hackett, Genesis was ready to launch what would become their finest album, SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND.
Finally, now, 47 years after the album's release, Steve Hackett will be performing SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND in full once only in New Zealand on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Auckland Town Hall.
"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)
In addition, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of its release, Steve will be performing his critically acclaimed solo album SPECTRAL MORNINGS.
And if that's not enough, Steve will perform selections from his stunning new album AT THE EDGE OF LIGHT, and may even be munificent enough to throw in another couple of Genesis tunes.
"I'm excited to bring my Genesis Revisited show back to New Zealand. It was fantastic to play there last time and to visit that amazing country" says Hackett."This time will be a special show, including the whole of Genesis album SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND, celebrating my solo album SPECTRAL MORNINGS 40th anniversary, plus more! I can't wait!"
"Hackett's guitar playing was impeccable, full of little melodic twists…"– 13th Floor
"There were several standing ovations throughout the night, something I have not seen for a while at a show, the fans visibly pleased with Hackett and Co.'s outstanding performance…"– Ambient Light
Perth - Sunday, May 24 - Astor Theatre
Adelaide - Wednesday, May 27 - The Gov
Melbourne - Friday, May 29 - The Palais
Sydney - Saturday, May 30 - Enmore Theatre
Brisbane - Sunday, May 31 - Tivoli
Auckland - Tuesday, June 2 - Great Hall
Tickets on sale Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 11 am