Genesis legend Steve Hackett to play whole of classic album at Cliffs

The irrepressible former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett is coming to The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, on the UK leg of his 2019 tour on November 27.

Hackett was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford, who produced several of the band’s most acclaimed albums including Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.

For the first time ever, Steve will perform the seminal Genesis album Selling England By The Pound in its entirety.

Released in 1973, the album has been described as ‘the definitive Genesis album.’ It includes firm favourites such as Dancing with the Moonlit Knight, Firth of Fifth, Cinema Show and, of course, I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe). Other favourite classic Genesis tracks will also feature in the show.

2019 also marks the 40th anniversary of one of Steve’s most popular solo albums Spectral Mornings and Steve will celebrate this milestone by performing pieces from that album.

Fans will also be treated to highlights from Steve’s current album At the Edge of Light.

Steve said: “I’m thrilled to be performing the whole of my favourite Genesis album, Selling England By The Pound, which caught the attention of John Lennon in 1973.

“I felt that I was now playing guitar in the world’s best band, and everything was opening up for us…

“Also I look forward to playing all the favourite songs from Spectral Mornings, marking its anniversary, plus new album tasters, as well as additional Genesis gems in a terrific grand slam!”

Joining Steve on stage are his regular musicians Roger King (keyboards), Jonas Reingold (bass), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals. Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, King Crimson, Iron Maiden) will be on drums & percussion.

Tickets are available from and the Cliffs Pavilion box office.


Mick Ferris

Editor Email: