FRIARS AYLESBURY at the WATERSIDE
THEATRE 2 OCTOBER 2024
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This is an all-seated concert. Tickets limited to a
maximum of 6 per person. Minimum age 8. The Waterside
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his stunning sell-out Friars date in September 2022,
Steve Hackett returns to Friars Aylesbury, the place
where Genesis began, for a special show marking the 50th
anniversary of Genesis’ sixth studio album The Lamb
Lies Down on Broadway which they released in 1974.
Friars was closely involved with Genesis throughout
their early career. In 1972, Friars thought the band
were in danger of splitting up, so a special Genesis
Convention gig was organised at Watford Town Hall in
June of that year to celebrate how good they were and to
attract some press attention. It worked, and Genesis
eventually went on to be one of the biggest bands in the
world. Genesis’ Mike Rutherford said in 2021 that if it
wasn’t for Friars the band may well have split up at
that time. In 2022 David Stopps presented Steve Hackett
with the FA Cup (the Friars Aylesbury Cup)
Steve Hackett’s timeless guitar-work was woven
throughout Genesis’ classic 70’s catalogue of albums. In
recent years he and his outstanding
touring line-up of
Roger King (keyboards),
Nad Sylvan (vocals),
Jonas Reingold (bass, backing vocals) Rob Townsend
(saxophone, flutes, additional keyboards) and
Craig Blundell (drums and
have brought many of these albums back to great acclaim.
(Steven Wilson, King Crimson, Iron Maiden) was voted by
Modern Drummer and Rhythm Magazine readers as one of the
top progressive and forward thinking drummers in the
Special guest, Amanda Lehmann will be joining the whole
of the UK tour on guitar and vocals. Many fans have
also been asking for more tracks from The Lamb to
be included. What better way to celebrate half-a-century
of this remarkable album than to include a selection of
Lamb Highlights alongside some of
Hackett’s finest solo work and unmissable Genesis
hugely looking forward to the 2024 UK tour,”
says Steve Hackett,
‘The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway’ favourites as well as
other iconic Genesis numbers along with solo gems.”
About Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett joined Genesis at the beginning of 1971
and first played Friars Aylesbury in June 1971. He
quickly gained an international reputation as the
guitarist in the band’s classic line-up alongside Peter
Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins.
Steve’s intricate guitar work was a key element of
Genesis albums from Nursery Cryme (1971) to
Wind And Wuthering (1977) including the classic
Selling England By The Pound.
After leaving Genesis at the end of 1977, Steve’s solo
career, which now spans more than 30 albums, has
demonstrated his extraordinary versatility with both
electric and acoustic guitar. Steve is renowned as both
an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a
virtuoso classical guitarist and composer and this was
recognised in 2010 when he was inducted into the Rock
Hall Of Fame. He has also worked alongside Steve Howe of
YES in the supergroup GTR.
Hackett’s compositions take influences from many genres,
including jazz, classical and blues. For his studio
works The Night Siren (2017) and At The Edge
Of Light (2019) Hackett has also explored the
influences of world music. Recent tours have seen
Hackett celebrate his time with Genesis including a
spectacular 2018 tour in which he realised a long-held
ambition to perform the works of Genesis live with his
band and an orchestra.
The lockdown enforced by the 2020 global pandemic has
proven to be a particularly creative period for Hackett.
He began by releasing Selling England by the Pound &
Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith, a live
recording of 2019’s hugely successful tour celebrating
that Genesis classic together with the 40th
anniversary of one of his most-loved solo albums.
Lockdown also gave Hackett the opportunity to write and
record two new studio albums in 2021: the UK Classical
Chart hit Under A Mediterranean Sky and the hit
rock album Surrender of Silence.
Hackett and his band enjoyed a return to touring with
Revisited - Seconds Out + More!
Genesis Revisited - Foxtrot At Fifty (2022) both of
which included Friars Aylesbury dates. Subsequently, the
Revisited - Seconds Out + More!,
released in 2022, became Hackett’s most successful-ever
live album reaching number 28 in the UK Album Chart and
achieving highest-ever chart positions in several
He recently released the
live album from the 2022 tour - Foxtrot at Fifty +
Hackett Highlights – Live in Brighton.
Steve’s autobiography, A Genesis In My Bed was
published in 2020. Steve talks candidly about his early
life, his time with Genesis, and in particular his
personal relationships with the other band members,
with great insight into the daily goings on of this
major rock band.