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Steve Hackett announces Seconds Out tour for 2020

Steve Hackett onstage
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Steve Hackett (opens in new tab) has announced he'll play the whole of iconic Genesis (opens in new tab) 1977 live album Seconds Out on tour next year.

The Seconds Out + More! tour will visit some of the same venues Genesis played on that 1977 tour. There will also be additional material, including Hackett's solo concert favourite The Steppes to celebrate the 40th birthday of his fourth solo album Defector.

Hackett says: “I’m thrilled to bring Seconds Out back to life, featuring Genesis material at its most exciting and virtuosic, this time with all numbers played in full plus additional surprises."

Seconds Out was the hugely successful double album recorded on Genesis’ 1977 concert tour together with The Cinema Show, from their 1976 tour, and featured Hackett on guitar alongside Mike Rutherford (opens in new tab), Tony Banks (opens in new tab) and Phil Collins (opens in new tab), who had taken on the role of vocalist, following the departure of Peter Gabriel (opens in new tab)

The tour included music from each of the six studio albums from Hackett's time in Genesis and marked his final recordings with the band as he left to pursue his solo career upon its completion. The album was reissued on half-speed mastered vinyl earlier this year.

Tickets for the Seconds Out  + More! tour go will go on sale at 10am this coming Friday (November 29) from venue box offices and from My Tickets.

Last month, Hackett released Genesis Revisited Band and Orchestra: Live at the Royal Festival Hall which was recorded at the London venue in October 2018.

Steve Hackett

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Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live At The Royal Festival Hall (opens in new tab)
Steve Hackett recently released his new live album, with the footage captured in London in 2018.

Steve Hackett: Seconds Out + More! UK tour
Nov 01: Brighton Dome
Nov 02: Cardiff St. David's Hall
Nov 03: Stoke Victoria Hall
Nov 05/06: London The Palladium
Nov 08: Edinburgh Playhouse
Nov 09: Dundee Caird Hall
Nov 10: Carlisle The Sands Centre
Nov 12: Newcastle O2 City Hall
Nov 14: Scunthorpe The Baths Hall
Nov 15: Bradford St. George's Concert Hall
Nov 16: Southampton Mayflower Theatre
Nov 17: Cambridge Corn Exchange
Nov 18: Oxford New Theatre
Nov 20: Guildford G20
Nov 21: Bexhill-On-Sea De Lar Warr Pavilion
Nov 23: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Nov 25: Manchester O2 Apollo
Mar 27: Leicester De Montfort Hall
Nov 28: Basingstoke Anvil
Nov 30: Liverpool Philharmonic
Dec 01: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.