Steve Hackett

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Sat Oct 12, 2019, 8 pm
Revolution Hall Buckman Neighborhood (Portland)
$45 - $69.50
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Guitarist Steve Hackett has become the de facto keeper of the flame for Genesis’ hallowed golden age. While the other members of the band, including singers Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, never deign to revisit the band’s magnificent early prog period, Hackett has, over the years, devoted setlists and live albums to his tenure with the group. On this tour, Hackett and his band will play Genesis’ 1973 album Selling England by the Pound in its entirety; it’s always been Hackett’s favorite, and considered by many to be their finest hour. While it lacks anything as powerful as their youthful magnum opuses “Supper’s Ready” and “The Musical Box,” Selling England remains their most technically accomplished and confident work, featuring four solid epics, including the tricky, slithering “Dancing with the Moonlit Knight,” the soaring “Firth of Fifth,” and the wonderful two-part “The Cinema Show,” which pivots from a gorgeous, 12-string-guitar-laden folk song to a hard-driving synthesizer solo over an ecstatic 7/8 beat. And with Hackett at the helm, tonight’s show is the best chance we’ll have to witness this material performed by one of its original creators. Read our 2016 story on Steve Hackett.

by Ned Lannamann

Revolution Hall

1300 SE Stark #110 Portland, OR 97214

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