Steve Hackett Announces
Release Of New Studio Album
At The Edge Of Light
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, Jewel case 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.
Fallen Walls And Pedestals
Beasts In Our Time
Under The Eye Of The Sun
Those Golden Wings
Shadow And Flame
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.
NOVEMBER 2019 UK TOUR DATES
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 Hall 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.