21st December 2018: 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 releases 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.
Today sees the release of the second single from the album, titled Underground Railroad, featuring Durga and Lorelei McBroom (Pink Floyd). You can listen here: https://youtu.be/DEqCKaFFCXM
Steve comments: “I was inspired to write “Underground Railroad” in Wilmington, Delaware, discovering about that amazing network that helped slaves escape in pre-Civil War America, spearheaded by brave people like Harriet Tubman. Durga and Lorelei McBroom (both sang with Pink Floyd) sound amazing, expressing that heartfelt pain. As well as electric guitar, I play Dobro acoustic and also harmonica, transporting us back to those times…’
Check out the video for ‘Under The Eye of the Sun’ here: https://youtu.be/IGt0GXb4PTg
Of the new album Steve adds: ‘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.’
Watch Steve discuss his album At The Edge of Light album in this new interview: https://youtu.be/VboAl6mo_-Y
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. Pre-order now here: https://stevehackett.lnk.to/AtTheEdgeOfLight
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
1. Walls and Pedestals 2. Beasts In Our Time3. Under The Eye of the Sun4. Underground Railroad5. Those Golden Wings6. Shadow and Flame7. Hungry Years8. Descent9. Conflict10.Peace
The album is released shortly before Steve performs as
Hackett recently played a series of Genesis Revisited shows with Orchestra and will tour Europe in April/May 2019 before returning to the UK in November 2019 with a much anticipated ‘Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings & Album Highlights’ set.
UK Tour – Selling England by the Pound with Spectral Mornings& New tracks – November 2019
Sat 02 Aylesbury Waterside
Sun 03 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Tue 05 Sheffield City Hall
Wed 06 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Fri 08 Leicester De Montfort Hall
Sat 09 Cardiff St. David’s Hall
Mon 11 Liverpool Philharmonic
Tue 12 Brighton Dome
Wed 13 Portsmouth Guildhall
Fri 15 Salisbury City Hall
Sat 16 Reading Hexagon
Mon 18 Birmingham Symphony
Tue 19 York Barbican
Wed 20 Bath Forum
Fri 22 Halifax Victoria Theatre
Sat 23 Gateshead The Sage
Mon 25 Edinburgh Usher Hall
Tue 26 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Wed 27 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Fri 29 London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
Tickets available from https://myticket.co.uk/ and venue box offices.
Joining Steve on the tour are his regular musicians Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals. Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, King Crimson, Iron Maiden) will be on drums & percussion – he was voted by Modern Drummer and Rhythm Magazine readers as one of the top progressive and forward thinking drummers in the world……
About Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett is renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician. He was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, who produced several of the band?s most acclaimed albums including Selling England by the Pound(a favourite of John Lennon) and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. With Steve’s extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he involves influences from many genres, including Jazz, World Music, Classical music and Blues.