Published on February 15th, 2022 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Steve Hackett On His Upcoming “Seconds Out + More Tour” Shows, His Next Album, Life During COVID-19, GTR, Van Halen & More

Steve Hackett first came into prominence as the guitarist of the legendary rock band Genesis, whom he played with until 1977. Prior to leaving Genesis, Steve had released his first solo album, Voyage Of The Acolyte, in 1975. His solo career has continued steadily ever since, aside from the mid-1980s, when Steve co-founded the short-lived supergroup GTR. Last year Hackett released a new studio rock album Surrender Of Silence via Inside Out Music, his second of 2 full-length albums released in 2021.

Coming up next for Steve Hackett are U.S. dates on his Seconds Out + More Tour, which has played packed houses throughout Europe. As advertised, the show will feature the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out performed in full — which includes songs from the first 6 Genesis albums — plus additional Genesis classics and standouts from the aforementioned Surrender Of Silence.’ album. For these dates, Hackett will be joined onstage by regular musicians Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes), Nad Sylvan (vocals) and Craig Blundell (drums/percussion); Blundell, who has also played with Steven Wilson and Pendragon, has been was one of the top progressive drummers in the world by Modern Drummer and Rhythm Magazine readers.

On February 14, 2022, I had the pleasure of speaking with Steve Hackett again, this time via Zoom and embedded below. More on Hackett, including 2022 tour dates, can be found here, here and here.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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