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« Reply #45 on: Mar 21st, 2017, 9:18pm »

on Mar 21st, 2017, 6:44pm, FeelItComing wrote:
The Australian tour has been announced. August 4 at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. I will stay tuned for when tickets go on sale.

http://www.hackettsongs.com/news/newsLive85.html


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« Reply #46 on: Mar 22nd, 2017, 09:57am »

I have one spare ticket for the (now sold-out) Reading show on Sunday April 30th.

Please PM me if interested (30)

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« Reply #47 on: Apr 4th, 2017, 04:21am »

on Mar 17th, 2017, 05:12am, bluegrunt wrote:
Sorry, I should add that I also have a somewhat selfish reason for joining the forum. I have two spare tickets to see Steve in Liverpool on Sunday May 8. They're not bad tickets, - row E.

I'd like them to go to genuine Steve Hackett fans.

If anyone is interested, please send me a PM.

Apologies for the craven commercialism of this post.
Of course being an idiot I see now that Sunday is actually May 7. This is obviously the reason no one has come looking for tickets. Offers considered.
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« Reply #48 on: Apr 7th, 2017, 4:48pm »

Got my ticket for August 2 show, can't await! First Genesis related show EVER!
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« Reply #49 on: Apr 9th, 2017, 11:24am »

on Apr 7th, 2017, 4:48pm, Yild4Genesis wrote:
Got my ticket for August 2 show, can't await! First Genesis related show EVER!


That seems like a cruel irony, in your case. However, what a way to start! wink
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« Reply #50 on: May 2nd, 2017, 04:04am »

Spare ticket on front Row (A14) at Colston Hall for Thursday 4th May-I have 3 but a mate has had to drop out-can meet beforehand as we will be travelling from Reading and having a meal beforehand. Happy to accept face value 33.40( inc booking fee)or reasonable offer if genuine fan.
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« Reply #51 on: May 8th, 2017, 04:07am »

Great gig at Liverpool Phil last night, Inside & Out was a treat, though I would have liked a longer and wilder outro! wink

Steve was presented with Classic Rock Society's "best guitarist of 2016" award at the end of the gig by Gary O'Toole. Is that why he wore a full suit and tie throughout the gig? so he could hide it under his jacket? Hot enough work, drumming!

Nice to meet up with Colin aka colbefc here on the forum, and big thanks to him for help finding a car park as the phil one was full, despite me attempting to get in early. Bumped into alanh in the pub too. It ain't a Hackett gig if I ain't bumped into Al! smiley He appeared to be be sitting in seat A36, if my calculations were correct, I was a few rows behind, where I could keep an eye on him. I'll be more choosy about my seat number next time! grin

Incidentally, side note to Colin: Good news was, when I got into the car park, the payment machine was broken, so they'd left the exit barrier up. Free parking - my favourite price.
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« Reply #52 on: May 8th, 2017, 05:28am »

What was on stage was great - shame about the audience though. A lot of men seemed to be going to the loo all the time - especially in the solo set when there was a perpetual to-ing and fro-ing - can no bloke sit for 50 minutes any more due to so much beer (or maybe check your prostates)?! And then talking through their favourite Genesis songs instead of actually listening to them. No respect for Steve or those around them. Some women seemed more interested in their mobile phones and should have stayed at home - one was actually checking her phone every 5 minutes or so.

OK - it's a slight exaggeration, but only slight. Sad days these, when so many great shows are ruined by the audience around you who carry on as though they are in their front room with a DVD.
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« Reply #53 on: May 8th, 2017, 06:58am »

on May 8th, 2017, 05:28am, MikeAB wrote:
What was on stage was great - shame about the audience though. A lot of men seemed to be going to the loo all the time - especially in the solo set when there was a perpetual to-ing and fro-ing - can no bloke sit for 50 minutes any more due to so much beer (or maybe check your prostates)?! And then talking through their favourite Genesis songs instead of actually listening to them. No respect for Steve or those around them. Some women seemed more interested in their mobile phones and should have stayed at home - one was actually checking her phone every 5 minutes or so.

OK - it's a slight exaggeration, but only slight. Sad days these, when so many great shows are ruined by the audience around you who carry on as though they are in their front room with a DVD.


There DID seem to be a lot of people going to the loo, I noticed that. Perhaps there was a "dealer" in there? wink

As for mobile phones - welcome to the modern world. And you are. Welcome to it! Mine stayed in my pocket on silent. Partly in shame, as it's a Nokia 1616!

Didn't have anyone talking near me, thankfully. I was in J38. Next time you go to a gig, sit next to boredatwork. she just tells them to shut up! grin
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« Reply #54 on: May 8th, 2017, 07:54am »

on May 8th, 2017, 04:07am, foxfeeder wrote:
Is that why he wore a full suit and tie throughout the gig?

He was dressed the same in Birmingham, and I thought it was because of the filming. smiley
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« Reply #55 on: May 11th, 2017, 6:17pm »

Really enjoyed the gig on Sunday and was nice to meet Ian "Foxfeeder".
Must admit I wanted to go to the loo half way through the first set but wasn't going to miss anything or disturb anyone, some people have no consideration.
I went to the gig with my sister who had never seen Either Genesis or Steve Hackett, in fact she had never heard of Steve until I asked her if she wanted to go with me.
I loved all the gig but the Genesis half was my fav, they have always been my fav group ever, but my sister liked the first half, his solo stuff best.
I didnt think the mix was very clear, though it improved as the gig went on,but it was still superb.
ps glad to hear about your free car park Ian smiley
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« Reply #56 on: May 17th, 2017, 08:37am »

Sat next to this complete berk last night who kept wanting to talk to me. I politely humoured him before the show started. He began talking to the guy on the other side during the solo material section, loudly, including over the very quiet sections. At one point he turned to me and said "I wouldn't be surprised if all of those vocals are mimed!" which is exactly the sort thing you don't want to hear from a complete stranger when you are trying to enjoy a show. Made a point of taking my time away from my seat at the interval so I wouldn't have to deal with him much. Annoying but only barely hindered my enjoyment of the show.

Yeah, so many guys (and only guys as far as I could see) constantly needing to pee. I overheard someone's wife saying "next time, he should wear a nappy", which probably wouldn't be a bad call for many of those in attendance, undignified as it may sound.
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« Reply #57 on: May 17th, 2017, 1:17pm »

hey everyone, first post but been lurking for quite a while. Was at the Steve Hackett gig in glasgow last night, fantastic, no one talking near me and a good view of the stage! Band were great, Steve in great form too.
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« Reply #58 on: May 21st, 2017, 11:07am »

I went to the London Palladium gig. It was a mixed bag for me. It felt like it only really got going with The Steppes, 3rd one in and always a big favourite of mine, followed by one of the better new tracks Skeleton Gallery. The 'classic Hackett' section ended with Shadow Of The Hierophant which frankly is not one I'm ever eager to hear. It would be a lot better if drummer Gary O'Toole was a bit more restrained but he uses the instrumental section to bludgeon proceedings with a non-stop break that at times sounded like a shapeless mess. Most others seemed to love it though and gave it a standing ovation.

Then we were into the Wind & Wuthering stuff. I only really like 2 tracks on W&W and luckily they did both, Blood On The Rooftops and Afterglow. I'd have actually preferred if Sylvan, lacking in stage presence though he is, had sung Rooftops but they stuck with O'Toole doing it as usual. Sylvan's voice is more distinctive than O'Toole's somewhat colourless delivery and would have worked better. O'Toole is a good backing vocalist though.

Biggest disappointment of the show: Inside & Out. Hackett introduced it with a factoid I hadn't known - the lyric is by Collins, "when he wrote prison songs, before he started writing depressing songs about women." He also voiced his opinion that it should have been on the album "but instead it ended up on the Spot The Pigeon disaster" (which in my view is a bit harsh on Pigeons). The first half of the song was a delicate, shimmering delight. The instrumental was a great big collapsing souffle of a let-down. There was no oomph, and it was marred by the inclusion of sax, which simply doesn't fit in with this great track.

Another problem is that while the keyboardist is perfectly good and very dextrous - he gave a great rendition of the opening piano piece of Firth Of Fifth - there is obviously something about Banks's trademark chord sequences that means only he can really play them to full effect. Moments when I wanted to be wowed by those great majestic chords just fell a bit flat. But the main instrumental of Vine worked really well and had great energy, and Firth was excellent. However, I went away knowing I probably wouldn't be back for any more of Hackett's Genesis shows, if he does any.

on May 8th, 2017, 05:28am, MikeAB wrote:
What was on stage was great - shame about the audience though. A lot of men seemed to be going to the loo all the time - especially in the solo set when there was a perpetual to-ing and fro-ing - can no bloke sit for 50 minutes any more due to so much beer (or maybe check your prostates)?! And then talking through their favourite Genesis songs instead of actually listening to them. No respect for Steve or those around them. Some women seemed more interested in their mobile phones and should have stayed at home - one was actually checking her phone every 5 minutes or so.

OK - it's a slight exaggeration, but only slight. Sad days these, when so many great shows are ruined by the audience around you who carry on as though they are in their front room with a DVD.


I too noticed a lot of people in and out of their seats for toilet breaks and beer top-ups. There's a certain type of bloke at rock gigs who, apart from often wearing ill-fitting black tour t-shirts, seem unfulfilled unless they have a big plastic cup of beer to glug from. And there were some talkers nearby as well. It seems an expensive way of having a conversation. Sadly, lots of audience members are ignorant selfish pillocks. And don't get me started on phone zombies. They are truly pathetic, acting as though their very survival depends on gazing at their phones every few minutes, practically shaking like addicts gasping for a fix and oblivious to how distracting it is to performers and other audience members that they feel the need to constantly light up their stupid faces like some heritage building.

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« Reply #59 on: May 24th, 2017, 11:29am »

I would agree that the instrumental section of Inside and Out, the best bit on the record, did not really fly at all as performed at Liverpool.
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