Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett has premiered the video for his latest single ‘Beasts In Our Time’.
The song is the third offshoot from Steve’s eclectic 26th studio album ‘At The Edge Of Light’, which is released next Friday (25th January) via InsideOut Music.
Steve Hackett says of the song: “The track ‘Beasts In Our Time’ is the main thrust of this album, exposing fear, greed and intolerance.
“The eagle in the video symbolises the hatred and violence which nationalism breeds... and the clown, deceptive destructive forces which masquerade as fun and innocuous.
“We live in dangerous times where we stand on the edge of an abyss... But there is still the hope that the light of compassion can still win through.”
You can watch the video here:
‘At The Edge Of Light’ is available to buy on a variety of formats including Mediabook CD plus extra DVD with 5.1 surround sound mix & behind the scenes documentary, double vinyl LP + CD, Jewelcase CD and digital album.
According to a release promoting the album, across its ten songs it ‘sees Steve unite a vast amount of styles ranging from guitar driven rock to epic orchestration, from world music to the reflective and atmospheric all brought together in Steve Hackett’s unique style.’
Steve will tour mainland Europe throughout the spring before returning to the UK in November 2019 for an extensive 20-date tour.
Kicking off at Aylesbury Waterside on Saturday 2nd November and wrapping up at London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on Friday 29th November, Steve and his band will perform the 1973 Genesis album ‘Selling England by the Pound’ in its entirety for the first time ever.
2019 is also the 40th anniversary of Steve’s critically acclaimed third solo album ‘Spectral Mornings’ so to celebrate the milestone Steve will be performing tracks from the album on the November trek.
The setlist will also boast other Genesis classics from their distinguished back catalogue alongside songs from Steve’s new solo album, which will be released next year.
Tickets are available from Planet Rock Tickets now. See Steve Hackett at the following shows:
Aylesbury Waterside – Sat 2nd
Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall – Sun 3rd
Sheffield City Hall – Tue 5th
Cambridge Corn Exchange – Wed 6th
Leicester De Montford Hall – Fri 8th
Cardiff St. David's Hall – Sat 9th
Liverpool Philharmonic – Mon 11th
Brighton Dome – Tue 12th
Portsmouth Guildhall – Wed 13th
Salisbury City Hall – Fri 15th
Reading Hexagon – Sat 16th
Birmingham Symphony Hall – Mon 18th
York Barbican – Tue 19th
Bath Forum – Wed 20th
Halifax Victoria Theatre – Fri 22nd
Gateshead The Sage – Sat 23rd
Edinburgh Usher Hall – Mon 25th
Manchester Bridgewater Hall – Tue 26th
Southend Cliffs Pavilion – Wed 27th
London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo – Fri 29th