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Steve Hackett releases rehearsal video clip ahead of tour

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Steve  Hackett has released video footage of his band's final rehearsal ahead of his lengthy Selling England By The Pound/Spectral Mornings tour which starts in Belgium this evening. You can watch the clip below.

In a social media post to fans, Hackett said: "Happy Easter! The huge tour is about to begin! Check out this video including rehearsal footage... Warmest wishes to all, Steve."

Hackett will be touring the 1973 Genesis album Selling England By The Pound in its entirety, along with his own 1979 solo album Spectral Mornings on the current tour, which sees him and his band set off around Europe for the next few months before heading to North America in September and October before hitting UK shores in November.

The current tour also welcomes new drummer Craig Blundell, who replaces Gary O'Toole who left earlier this year.

Jerry Ewing

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.