Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett postpones Seconds Out tour to 2021 fall, adds eight more UK dates

Steve Hackett will also publish his autobiography 'A Genesis In My Bed' on July 24


                            Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett postpones Seconds Out tour to 2021 fall, adds eight more UK dates
Steve Hackett (Getty Images)

The guitar wizard Steve Hackett, a former member of the artsy prog-rock gods Genesis recently confirmed that he would be postponing his Seconds Out +More Tour dates to the fall of next year, with the new UK dates now scheduled to take place on September and October of 2021. The tour was delayed due to the ongoing pandemic. Due to popular demand, the re-scheduled tour dates will feature eight additional shows, including a third show at the historic London Palladium. It is understood that all existing tickets that have been purchased will remain valid for the new dates. In the meantime, Hackett will also be releasing his new autobiography, 'A Genesis In My Bed', on July 24. The entertaining read chronicles his early years and later on, a flourishing musical career and in-depth interactions with esteemed members of Genesis like Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and many more stars.

British rock band Genesis holding pins which read "Rainbow, Rock Again" outside the Rainbow Theatre in London, UK, January 1977; they are (L-R) Steve Hackett, Chester Thompson, Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford. (Photo by Graham Wood/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Although the original tour was due to commence in November this year, it will now be kicking off on September 10, 2021, at the Leicester De Montfort Hall. The show will feature the celebrated 1977 Genesis live album 'Seconds Out' played in its entirety. The immensely popular 'Seconds Out' was a hugely successful double album that features recordings from Genesis's 1977 concert tour, accompanied by a mesmerizing version of 'The Cinema Show' from their 1976 tour.

The tour included music from each of the six studio albums spanning Hackett’s 1971-1977 stint with Genesis and marked his final recordings with the band since he left to pursue his solo career soon after its completion. The album featured the definitive Genesis lineup of Hackett on guitar alongside Rutherford, Banks and Collins, who had taken over vocal duties following the departure of Peter Gabriel. The new Seconds Out +More! Tour will also visit some of the renowned venues Genesis played during that 1977 tour, like the Edinburgh Playhouse, Dundee Caird Hall, Southampton Mayflower Theatre and the Newcastle O2 City Hall. 

Inductee Phil Collins (L) and Steve Hackett of Genesis attend the 25th Annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria on March 15, 2010, in New York City. (Getty Images)

Speaking about the upcoming tour, Hackett revealed: "I hugely look forward to being back on the road in the UK, bringing the whole of 'Seconds Out' back to life! The set features some of the most thrilling Genesis material, this time all numbers played in full, plus additional surprises."

You can check out the new dates for the Seconds Out +More! Tour below:

Fri  Sept 10 - Leicester De Montfort Hall
Sat Sept 11 - Liverpool Philharmonic
Sun Sept 12- Stoke Victoria Hall
Tue Sept 14 - Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wed Sept 15- Cambridge Corn Exchange
Fri Sept 17 - Cardiff St David's Hall
Sat  Sept 18 - Basingstoke The Anvil
Mon Sept 20- London The Palladium
Tue Sept 21 - London The Palladium
Wed Sept 22 - London The Palladium (new)
Fri Sept 24- Manchester O2 Apollo
Sat Sept 25 - Edinburgh Playhouse
Mon Sept 27 - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Tue 28th Sept Dundee Caird Hall
Thurs Sept 30- Scunthorpe The Baths Hall
Fri Oct 1 - Bradford St George's Hall
Sat Oct 2 - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (new)
Mon Oct 4 - Croydon Fairfield Halls (new)
Tue Oct 5- Guildford G Live
Thur Oct 7 - Brighton Dome
Fri Oct 8- Poole Lighthouse (new)
Sat Oct 9- Bexhill-on-Sea De La Warr Pavilion
Mon Oct 11 - Southampton Mayflower Theatre
Tue Oct 12 - Plymouth Pavillions (new)
Thur Oct 14 - Carlisle The Sands Centre
Sat Oct 16 - Newcastle O2 City Hall  
Sat Oct 18 - Aylesbury Waterside (new)                                       
Tue Oct 19 - Oxford New Theatre                                                      
Thur Oct 21 - Peterborough Cresset (new)
Fri Oct 22 - Harrogate Royal Hall (new)

Poster for Steve Hackett's Seconds Out +More! Tour (courtesy of publicist)

Hackett will be joined on the Seconds Out +More! Tour by his regular band of touring musicians like Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals. The highly-rated Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, Pendragon) will be on drums and percussion as well. 

For more details and to book tickets for all shows for the Seconds Out + More! Tour you can click here or check with the respective venue box offices.

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