Steve Hackett to Release New ‘The Night Siren’ Solo LP in 2017
Due out March 24 via InsideOut Music, Hackett's latest effort serves as "a wake-up call," according to its press release — one sounding "the warning of a siren sounding in this era of strife and division." To that end, he lined up a culturally diverse combo including an array of instrumentalists and singers from the Middle East, assembled in order to reflect his own eclecticism as well as his personal belief that music transcends borders even in war-troubled times.
"This latest waxing represents a bird’s eye view of the world of a musical migrant ignoring borders and celebrating our common ancestry with a unity of spirit, featuring musicians, singers and instruments from all over the world," says Hackett. "From territorial frontiers to walled-up gateways, boundaries often hold back the tide. But while the night siren wails, music breaches all defenses. To quote Plato, ‘When the music changes, the walls of the city shake.'"
In addition to The Night Siren — scheduled for release on digital and standard physical formats as well as in a deluxe CD/Blu-ray package that includes a making-of documentary, as well as a 5.1 surround mix — Hackett's lined up a series of North American dates for his Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett tour, which touches down in the U.S. between mid-February and early March. Take a look at the complete track listing and a full list of currently scheduled shows below.
Steve Hackett, 'The Night Siren' Track Listing
"Behind the Smoke"
"Fifty Miles from the North Pole"
"Other Side of the Wall"
"Anything but Love"
"In Another Life"
"In the Skeleton Gallery"
"West to East"
Steve Hackett 2017 North American Tour Dates
2/14 — Nashville, TN
2/15 — Nashville, TN
2/17 — Newark, NJ
2/18 — Ithaca, NY
2/22 — Ridgefield, CT
2/23 — Westbury, NY
2/24 — Reading, PA
2/25 — New York, NY
2/26 — Boston, MA
2/28 — Grand Rapids, MI
3/01 — Royal Oak, MI
3/02 — Oakville, Ontario, Canada
3/03 — Buffalo, NY
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