Ex-Genesis Guitarist Postpones Oakville Weekend Tour Stop
Published on March 24, 2022 at 11:54 am
Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett was scheduled to kick off his 36-date North American tour this weekend in Oakville, but the band’s battle with COVID-19 forced them to cancel both shows. PHOTO BY OAKVILLE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
COVID-19 has forced former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett to cancel this weekend’s tour in Oakville.
Hackett and his one-man band were scheduled to kick off a 36-date North American tour with two shows Saturday and Sunday (March 26-27) at the Oakville Center for Performing Arts, but a virus outbreak in the band caused them to have to postpone the two shows.
Hackett’s “Genesis Revisited: Seconds Out + More Tour” was scheduled to open this weekend in Oakville and end in Seattle on May 19.
“It is with great regret that we will have to reschedule our upcoming Canadian tour dates, due to an outbreak of COVID within the band,” Hackett said in a message posted on the Oakville Center website.
“My sincere apologies to all of our fans for this inconvenience and please know that we are working hard to plan and announce rescheduled dates soon (tentatively scheduled for late November/early December).”
On the tour, Hackett and his band will perform the entire Genesis 1977 live double album. Seconds elapsedwhich was recorded from their concert at the Palais des Sports in Paris, France in June 1977.
Along with other old Genesis favorites, Hackett is also set to perform songs from his 2021 solo album, Abandonment of silence.
Seconds elapsed featured Hackett on guitar along with Genesis bandmates Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Phil Collins, who took on the lead vocal role following the departure of Peter Gabriel.
Nad Sylvan (vocals), Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxophone and flutes) and Craig Blundell (drums and percussion) will join the guitarist for this tour.
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