Steve Hackett has discussed his pleasure at appointing Roine Stolt a full-time member of his band.
The Flower Kings mainman and Transatlantic member will play bass and 12-string guitar on Hackett’s UK tour, after a guest appearance at his Royal Albert Hall concert in October 2013.
Hackett says: “I’m really pleased Roine will be joining the band on bass, 12-string – and, for some songs, doubling on electric guitar with me.
“Roine is a truly impressive and versatile player and I particularly like his work with other bands and artists. I’ve enjoyed playing with him live on more than one occasion and I’m thrilled he’s going to join the team.
“It’s marvellous to have both Swedish talents Roine Stolt and Nad Sylvan as part of the band for these Hackett solo/Genesis Revisited shows.”
Wolflight, his first original solo album since 2011, is launched on March 30. The tour takes place in October:
Oct 06: Guildford GLive
Oct 07: London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Oct 09: Northampton Derngate
Oct 10: Cardiff St David’s Hall
Oct 11: Southampton O2 Guildhall
Oct 13: Basingstoke Anvil
Oct 14: York Barbican
Oct 16: Aberdeen Music Hall
Oct 17: Gateshead Sage
Oct 18: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Oct 20: Leeds Town Hall
Oct 21: Llandudno Venue Cymru
Oct 23: Liverpool Philharmonic
Oct 24: Leicester De Montford Hall
Oct 25: Salford Lowry
Oct 27: Ipswich Regent Theatre
Oct 28: Bristol Colston Hall
Oct 30: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Oct 31: Southend Cliffs Pavilion