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Steve Hackett Played Genesis'
"Seconds Out" and More At Goodyear 

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett Band

Steve Hackett Band

Nad Sylvan

Nad Sylvan

Steve Hackett Band

Steve Hackett Band

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett Band

Steve Hackett Band

Jonas

Jonas

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett and Jonas

Steve Hackett and Jonas

May 3, 2022

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist and former member of Genesis, Steve Hackett played an outstanding show at the beautiful, sold-out Goodyear Theater on Sunday evening.

Hackett is currently on tour playing Genesis' Seconds Out album and more!  His incredible backing band includes keyboardist Roger King, bassist Jonas Reingold, singer Nad Sylvan, woodwind/keys/percussion player Rob Townsend and drummer Craig Blundell.

 

The first set consisted of Steve Hackett solo material.  He opened the show with "Clocks- The Angel Of Mons" from his 1979 Spectral Mornings album.  

 

A handful of other solo songs like "Everyday," "The Devil's Cathedral" and "Shadow Of The Hierophant" rounded out the opening set.  

The sound at The Goodyear Theater is superb and the lighting enhanced each song.

Hackett didn't do much talking during the show.  In the first set, he welcomed the audience and said it seemed "like centuries" since they have performed due to COVID.

 

After a twenty minute intermission, Seconds Out was played in its entirety but not sequentially from the album.  Opening up the second half was "Squonk" from Trick Of The Tail which was followed by "Carpet Crawlers" from The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.

 

For those unfamiliar with Seconds Out, that album is a combination of Peter Gabriel era Genesis and the first Genesis album (Trick of the Tail) that featured Phil Collins as the lead singer. 

 

Lead singer Nad Sylvan did an outstanding job covering both era's.  He stayed toward the back of the stage when he sang, letting Steve and the music take center stage.

 

An extended "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)," "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" and the entire twenty-four minute opus, "Supper's Ready" highlighted the second set.

As usual, Hackett's guitar playing was flawless and the audience could hear every note crystal clear.

"Dance On The Volcano" and "Los Endos" concluded this two and a half hour musical spectacle, leaving many long time Genesis fans satisfied.

Photos and review by Greg Drugan