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Steve Hackett to celebrate 40th anniversary of album’s release in New Zealand

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.

Devdiscourse News Desk | Auckland | Updated: 14-06-2019 08:58 IST | Created: 14-06-2019 08:58 IST
Steve Hackett to celebrate 40th anniversary of album’s release in New Zealand
In addition, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of its release, Steve will be performing his critically acclaimed solo album SPECTRAL MORNINGS. Image Credit: Twitter(@HackettOfficial)

As the powerhouse guitarist for one of the most important progressive rock bands ever, Steve Hackett has been a guiding influence for musicians and guitarists for over 40 years.

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!"

Steve's exceptional debut antipodean tour in 2017 left audiences stunned by the majestic performances by Hackett and his virtuoso band. How do you top that? Come witness the spectacle of Steve Hackett's incendiary 2020's shows to see how it's done.

"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

Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited 2020– SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND – tour dates:

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


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