News: STEVE HACKETT – UK tour starts 6 October

Steve Hackett, photo by Simon Dunkerley
Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR!

Steve Hackett celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of his debut solo album – ‘Voyage Of The Acolyte’ – with an extensive UK tour starting in Guildford on Tuesday 6 October.

The set-list will take in highlights from his solo career along with “Genesis Revisited”.

On 16 October, a 14-disc boxed set – “Premonitions – The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983″ – is released featuring the first six solo albums together with previously unreleased material,  rarities and 5.1 remixes.

Album review (Premonitions)
Album review and interview (Wolflight)

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrates the 40th anniversary tour – “Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Revisited” by adding in more Steve Hackett tracks to their general playlists in October.

In addition, book-ending the tour, the radio station repeats two Steve Hackett specials.  On Sunday 4 October, in an hour long feature, Steve chats about his long career.  On Sunday 25 October, Steve selects ‘Favourite Tracks from Favourite Artists’ – those pieces that have influenced and inspired him over the years.

And in ‘Assume The Position’ on Sunday 4 October, David Randall gives away a copy of the recent biographical DVD ‘Steve Hackett – The Man, The Music’


More information (Radio, Featured Artist)

UK Tour Dates

 Tue October 06 GUILDFORD G Live
Wed October 07 LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire
Fri October 09 NORTHAMPTON Royal and Derngate
Sat October 10 CARDIFF St Davids Hall
Sun October 11 SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
Tue October 13 BASINGSTOKE Anvil
Wed October 14 YORK York Barbican
Fri October 16 ABERDEEN Music Hall
Sat October 17 GATESHEAD Sage
Sun October 18 GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall
Tue October 20 LEEDS Leeds Town Hall
Wed October 21 LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru
Fri October 23 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall
Sat October 24 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Sun October 25 MANCHESTER Lowry
Tue October 27 IPSWICH Regent Theatre
Wed October 28 BRISTOL Colston Hall
Fri October 30 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall
Sat October 31 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion

Artist website

Josh Taerk’s latest Lockdown session was streamed on Sunday 25 October. More about Josh:

David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 27 September 2020.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 29 September 2020.

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Featured Albums w/c 26 October (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 HEARTWIND Strangers (Escape Music)
12:00-13:00 FATES WARNING Long Day, Good (Metal Blade)
14:00-16:00 PADRAIG JACK Making Sand (indie)

Power Plays w/c 26 October (Mon-Fri)

LYKANTROPI Axis Of Margaret (Despotz Records)
LIONS SHARE Aim Higher (indie)
ALL RUNS RED What Good Would That Do (indie)
TRIDENT WATERS Six Feet Under (indie)
HOLDING ABSENCE Beyond Belief (indie)
DORIS BRENDEL Other Side Of The World (Sky Rocket Records)

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