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Guitarist Steve Hackett bringing Genesis classics, solo hits to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 14

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From a press release:

Following two highly-successful years of touring the world with his “Genesis Revisited” and “Genesis Extended” shows, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett returns this fall with a North American tour that will include a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m.

In celebration of his new album “Wolflight,” and the 40th anniversary of the release of his first solo album “Voyage of the Acolyte,” this tour will offer fans a unique show filled with Hackett’s solo and Genesis classics.

Tickets, which are $29, $55, and $75 (limited Gold Circle), plus fees, go on sale this Friday, June 19 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center Box Office, by phone at 570-826-1100, and online at

A special Kirby Members pre-sale will begin this Thursday, June 18 at 10 a.m. Join by calling 570-823-4599, ext. 225.

Along with superb compositions, such as “Ace of Wands” and “Spectral Mornings” and a few selections from “Wolflight,” the guitar great will conclude his 150-minute concert with even more Genesis material that was not part of his previous Genesis tours of 2013 and 2014.

Epic songs like “Lamb Lies Down on Broadway,” “The Cinema Show,” “Can-Utility,” “Hairless Heart,” and “The Musical Box” will be part of this spectacular tour. For many, it will be the total Steve Hackett experience, spanning his prolific output from his early Genesis days to today.

Hackett has released more than 30 solo albums in addition to the seven he did with Genesis, as well as his work with the super group GTR, featuring Steve Howe of Yes.

Hackett’s band for the fall tour will include Roger King on keyboards, Gary O’Toole on drums and percussion, Rob Townsend on sax and flute, Roine Stolt on bass and guitar, and Nad Sylvan on vocals.