Steve Hackett will open the new year with a new album, and will support the album with a series of live dates.
The veteran guitarist announced this week he will release his new album The Night Siren on Friday, March 24, 2017 via InsideOut Music. The record features the former Genesis guitarist’s talents as well as those of a number of other well-known musicians throughout its 11-song body.
The talents featured in the record include the likes of: Nick D’Vrgilio (former Spock’s Beard), Malik Mansurov, Gulli Breim and others. Hackett explained the music displays music’s ability to bring together people of all backgrounds through both its arrangements and featured performers.
“This latest waxing represents a bird’s eye view of the world of a musical migrant ignoring borders and celebrating our common ancestry with a unity of spirit, featuring musicians, singers and instruments from all over the world,” Hackett said. “From territorial frontiers to walled-up gateways, boundaries often hold back the tide. But while the night siren wails, music breaches all defences. To quite Plato, ‘When the music changes, the walls of the city shake.”
The record’s themes focus on a number of interrelated topics. The theme presented in the album’s opener, ‘Behind The Smoke,’ focuses on the plight of refugees throughout the ages. ‘West To East’ focuses similarly on the negative impacts of war on the world’s peoples.
The themes presented are similar throughout each of the album’s other tracks. The record’s full track listing is noted below. The album will be available on standard edition CD and special edition CD/BD digipack featuring 5.1 surround sound mix and “making of” featurette.
Full Track Listing:
- Behind the Smoke
- Martian Sea
- Fifty Miles from the North Pole
- El Niño
- Other Side of the Wall
- Anything but Love
- Inca Terra
- In Another Life
- In the Skeleton Gallery
- West to East
- The Gift
Along with the announcement of his new album, Hackett has announced a tour in support of the upcoming recording. Hackett will hit the road in support of Night Siren beginning Feb. 14 in Nashville, TN. His current tour schedule runs through March 3, 2017 in Buffalo, NY. Performances will songs from Night Siren as well as a number of classic Genesis hits. Hackett’s current tour schedule is noted below.
Tuesday, February 14th City Winery Nashville, TN
Wednesday, February 15th City Winery Nashville, TN
Friday, February 17th Victoria Theater Newark, NJ
Saturday, February 18th State Theatre Ithaca, NY
Wednesday,February 22nd Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
Thursday, February, 23rd NYCB Westbury, NY
Friday, February 24th Santander PAC Reading, PA,
Saturday, February 25th Playstation Theater New York, NY
Sunday, February 26th Wilbur Theatre Boston, MA
Tuesday, February 28th 20 Monroe Live Grand Rapids, MI
Wednesday, March 1st Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
Thursday, March 2nd The Oakville Centre Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Friday, March 3rd Kleinhans Music Hall Buffalo, NY
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