Monday, November 2, 2015 12:00 pm ·  0 Comments
By Ronnie Brown
World-renowned guitarist/composer Steve Hackett will soon return to North America with his band for the “From Acolyte to Wolflight” tour 2015. In celebration of his latest solo album, WOLFLIGHT and the 40th anniversary of the release of his first solo album, VOYAGE OF THE ACOLYTE, this tour will
feature a unique blend of Hackett solo material and Genesis classics, including as-of-yet unperformed Genesis material.
The first half of the show will focus on Hackett’s solo material, while the second half will highlight Genesis songs. Along with such superb pieces as “Ace Of Wands,” “Spectral Mornings” and songs from WOLFLIGHT, Hackett will conclude his two and a half hour show with Genesis material that was not part of his recent GENESIS REVISITED and GENESIS EXTENDED tours in 2013 and 2014. Epic songs including “Lamb Lies Down On Broadway,” The Cinema Show,” “Can-Utility,” “Hairless Heart” and “The Musical Box” will be performed. Steve Hackett will play at the Oakville Centre For Performing Arts on Monday, November 30th and Tuesday, December 1st.
Steve Hackett’s latest solo album, WOLFLIGHT (InsideOut Music) explores a new chapter in Hackett’s career. The tracks take the listener through a journey in space and time looking at the different faces of the endless fight for freedom. Wandering between parallel universes, Hackett explores contemporary and ancient cultures, from Greece (“Corycian Fire”) to the Far East (“Wolflight”), the United States and Martin Luther King (“Black Thunder”), and also his very own childhood memories (“The Wheel’s Turning”) and the unresolved drama of domestic violence (“Love Song To A Vampire”).
In 2010, Steve Hackett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame at The 25th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony alongside his Genesis bandmates from the classic line-up: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. For more than three decades, Steve Hackett has been known for his innovative tone and extraordinary versatility as a guitarist and composer. He helped define Genesis’ sound as lead guitarist in the classic line-up and went on to have a highly-successful career as a solo artist, and also as part of 80s supergroup GTR with Steve Howe.