|Steve Hackett — At The Edge Of Light (25th Jan., 2019)
Steve Hackett — At The Edge Of Light (25th Jan., 2019)Location: UK
Album release: 25th January 2019
01. Fallen Walls and Pedestals
02. Beasts In Our Time
03. Under The Eye of the Sun
04. Underground Railroad
05. Those Golden Wings
06. Shadow and Flame
07. Hungry Years
There are four editions;
♠≡ CD/DVD Mediabook,
♠≡ 2LP Black Vinyl and
♠≡ exclusive to HackettSongs the Limited Edition 2LP Numbered Vortex Vinyl.
✹ Following the tremendous success of 2017’s ‘The Night Siren’ (charted at #22 in Germany, #28 in the UK), legendary former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces the release of his new studio album ‘At The Edge Of Light’ on the 25th January 2019. The album which features ten songs, sees Steve unite a vast amount of styles ranging from guitar driven rock to epic orchestration, from world music to the reflective and atmospheric all brought together in Steve Hackett’s unique style.
✹ Steve says: „In these dangerous times, deep shadows feel even sharper than usual and we find ourselves standing at the edge of light... The contrast between dark and light weaves its way throughout the album in many ways, from the sense of good fighting evil through to the interplay of dark and light opposites magically combining in cultures, including the heartbeat of India and primal tribal rhythms. Ultimately, this album embraces the need for all musical forms and cultures to connect and celebrate the wonder of unity in this divided world.“
✹ At The Edge Of Light is released in a number of formats including a Mediabook CD plus extra DVD with 5.1 surround sound mix & behind the scenes documentary, double vinyl LP + CD, Jewelcase CD and digital album.
✹ Steve Hackett has established himself as one of Rock music’s finest and recognisable guitarists through his time with the legendary Genesis who he joined in 1971 and a solo career following his departure from Genesis in 1977 and is a hugely influential guitarist particularly in the Progressive Rock genre. ‘At The Edge Of Light’ will be Hackett’s 26th studio album in a solo career that began in 1975 with the release of his debut solo album Voyage Of The Acolyte.
✹ ‘At The Edge Of Light’ was mainly recorded in Steve’s own studio but also around the world. The album features international artists, including Durga and Loreley of Pink Floyd vocal fame with drummers Nick D’Virgilio and Simon Phillips from USA, Sheema on sitar from India, Icelandic drummer/percussionist Gulli Briem, tar player Malik Mansurov and Swedish bass player Jonas Reingold... This album also features Paul Stillwell on didgeridoo, Rob Townsend on sax, bass clarinet and duduk, Amanda Lehmann on vocals, John Hackett on flute, drummer Gary O’Toole, Roger King and Ben Fenner on keyboards, Dick Driver on double bass, violinist and viola player Christine Townsend... All magically honed and engineered by Roger King.
✹ The album is released shortly before Steve performs as special guest on the Cruise To The Edge in February 2019 and the On The Blue cruise featuring Justin Hayward, also in February.
✹ Hackett recently played a series of Genesis Revisited shows with Orchestra and will perform two UK dates with acoustic sets in early December before touring Europe in April/May 2019 and has just announced a UK tour in November 2019 with a much anticipated ‘Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings & Album Highlights’ set.
2018 TOUR DATES:
✹ 08 December ~ Trading Boundaries East Sussex, UK
✹ 09 December ~ Trading Boundaries East Sussex, UK
Steve Hackett ~ Cruise to the Edge 2019
✹ February 4 ~ 9 — Tampa to Key West & Cozumel
✹ February 10 ~ 15 — Nassau, Bahamas & The Private Isle of Labadee
2019 TOUR DATES:
✹ The irrepressible former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces his 2019 European Tour. Setting off on 22nd April, Steve and his band will perform in 31 shows in 17 countries.
✹ For the first time ever, Steve will perform the seminal Genesis album Selling England By The Pound in its entirety. Released in 1973, the album went to No. 3 in the UK charts, has been described as ‘the definitive Genesis album.’ It includes firm favourites such as Dancing with the Moonlit Knight, Firth of Fifth, Cinema Show and, of course, I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe). Other favourite classic Genesis tracks will also feature in the show.
✹ 2019 also marks the 40th anniversary of one of Steve’s most popular solo albums Spectral Mornings and Steve will rightly celebrate this milestone by performing some of the masterpieces from the album.
✹ Fans will also be treated to highlights from Steve’s new album, to be released in 2019.
✹ Steve explains, „I’m thrilled to be performing the whole of my favourite Genesis album, SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND, which caught the attention of John Lennon in 1973. I felt that I was now playing guitar in the world’s best band, and everything was opening up for us...
✹ Also I look forward to playing all the favourite songs from SPECTRAL MORNINGS, marking its anniversary, plus new album tasters, as well as additional Genesis gems in a terrific grand slam!.“
✹ 22 April ~ Kursaal Oostende Oostende, BELGIUM
✹ 23 April ~ Laeiszhalle Hamburg, GERMANY
✹ 24 April ~ TonHalle Munich, GERMANY
✹ 26 April ~ Hegel ~ Saal Stuttgart, GERMANY
✹ 27 April ~ Museumsquartie Vienna, AUSTRIA
✹ 29 April ~ Auditorium Conciliazione Rome, ITALY
✹ 30 April ~ Auditorium Europa Bologna, ITALY
✹ 02 May ~ Teatro Colosseo Turin, ITALY
✹ 03 May ~ Teatro Creberg Bergamo, ITALY
✹ 05 May ~ Haus Auensee Leipzig, GERMANY
✹ 06 May ~ Earth Hall Poznan, POLAND
✹ 07 May ~ Klub Studio Krakow, POLAND
✹ 09 May ~ Compensa Hall Vilnius, LITHUANIA
✹ 10 May ~ Alexela Concert Hall Tallinn, ESTONIA
✹ 11 May ~ Circus Helsinki, FINLAND
✹ 13 May ~ Nalen Stockholm, SWEDEN
✹ 14 May ~ Rockefeller Oslo, NORWAY
✹ 15 May ~ Pustervik Gothenburg, SWEDEN
✹ 16 May ~ Amager Bio Copenhagen, DENMARK
✹ 18 May ~ Posten Odense, DENMARK
✹ 19 May ~ Train Aarhus, DENMARK
✹ 21 May ~ Lichtburg Essen, GERMANY * SOLD OUT *
✹ 22 May ~ Cultuurpodium Boerderij Zoetermeer, NETHERLANDS
✹ 23 May ~ Cultuurpodium Boerderij Zoetermeer, NETHERLANDS * SOLD OUT *
✹ 24 May ~ Cultuurpodium Boerderij Zoetermeer, NETHERLANDS * SOLD OUT *
✹ 26 May ~ Rockhal Club Esch~sur~Alzette, LUXEMBOURG
✹ 27 May ~ Trianon Paris, FRANCE
✹ 28 May ~ Volkshaus Zurich, SWITZERLAND
✹ 29 May ~ Zitadelle (outdoor venue) Mainz, GERMANY
✹ 31 May ~ Hall 1, National Palace of Culture Sofia, BULGARIA
✹ 05 June ~ Mediterranean Conference Centre (MCC) Valletta, MALTA
✹ 15 September ~ Grand Theatre de Quebec, Quebec, CANADA
✹ 17 September ~ Oakville Centre for Performing Arts, Oakville, CANADA
✹ 18 September ~ Oakville Centre for Performing Arts, Oakville, CANADA
✹ 21 September ~ Place des Arts Theatre Maisonneuve, Montreal, CANADA
✹ 22 September ~ Place des Arts Theatre Maisonneuve, Montreal, CANADA
✹ 11 October ~ Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, CANADA
✹ 02 November ~ Waterside Aylesbury, UK
✹ 03 November ~ Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, UK
✹ 05 November ~ City Hall Sheffield, UK
✹ 06 November ~ Corn Exchange Cambridge, UK
✹ 08 November ~ De Montford Hall Leicester, UK
✹ 09 November ~ St. David’s Hall Cardiff, UK
✹ 11 November ~ Philharmonic Liverpool, UK
✹ 12 November ~ Dome Brighton, UK
✹ 13 November ~ Guildhall Portsmouth, UK
✹ 15 November ~ City Hall Salisbury, UK
✹ 16 November ~ Hexagon Reading, UK
✹ 18 November ~ Symphony Hall Birmingham, UK
✹ 19 November ~ Barbican York, UK
✹ 20 November ~ Forum Bath, UK
✹ 22 November ~ Victoria Theatre Halifax, UK
✹ 23 November ~ The Sage Gateshead, UK
✹ 25 November ~ Usher Hall Edinburgh, UK
✹ 26 November ~ Bridgewater Hall Manchester, UK
✹ 27 November ~ Cliffs Pavilion Southend, UK
✹ 29 November ~ Hammersmith Eventim Apollo London, UK
|Steve Hackett — At The Edge Of Light (25th Jan., 2019)