Steve Hackett has announced he’ll release his new album The Night Siren next year.
The former Genesis guitarist will issue the 11-track effort and follow-up to last year’s Wolflight on March 24, 2017, via InsideOut Music. The album is described by the label as “the warning of a siren sounding in this era of strife and division.”
Hackett says: “This latest waxing represents a bird’s eye view of the world of a musical migrant ignoring borders and celebrating our common ancestry with a unity of spirit, featuring musicians, singers and instruments from all over the world.
“From territorial frontiers to walled-up gateways, boundaries often hold back the tide. But while the night siren wails, music breaches all defences. To quote Plato, ‘When the music changes, the walls of the city shake.’”
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The Night Siren features singers Kobi and Mira, from Israel and Palestine, and Nick D’Virgilio on drums. Other musicians on the record include Malik Mansurov from Azerbaijan, Gulli Breim from Iceland, as well as Roger King, Nad Sylvan, Gary O’Toole, Rob Townsend and Amanda Lehmann.
Also making guest appearances are Christine Townsend, Dick Driver and Troy Donockley.
In April of next year, Hackett tours the UK on his Genesis Revisited tour. The dates will see him and his band perform tracks from Genesis album Wind And Wuthering, as well as material from The Night Siren and other Hackett classics.
Steve Hackett The Night Siren tracklist
- Behind the Smoke
- Martian Sea
- Fifty Miles from the North Pole
- El Niño
- Other Side of the Wall
- Anything but Love
- Inca Terra
- In Another Life
- In the Skeleton Gallery
- West to East
- The Gift
Steve Hackett 2017 UK and Ireland tour dates
Apr 26: Dublin Vicar Street, Ireland
Apr 28: Cardiff St David’s Hall, UK
Apr 30: Reading Hexagon, UK
May 01: Birmingham Symphony Hall, UK
May 03: Sheffield City Hall, UK
May 04: Bristol Colston Hall, UK
May 05: Manchester Bridgewater Hall, UK
May 07: Liverpool Philharmonic, UK
May 08: Portsmouth Guildhall, UK
May 10: Southend Cliffs Pavilion, UK
May 11: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, UK
May 13: Oxford New Theatre, UK
May 14: Cambridge Corn Exchange, UK
May 16: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, UK
May 17: Gateshead Sage, UK
May 19: London Palladium, UK