(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre presents Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited, Seconds Out, & more on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 8:00pm. Hackett, an immensely talented and innovative rock musician, was lead guitarist with the group Genesis. As part of that group, Hackett produced acclaimed albums such as Selling England by the Pound (a favorite of John Lennon).
With Genesis, Hackett’s guitar playing produced some of the most memorable moments, from the sensitivity of his acoustic sound on “Horizons and Blood on the Rooftops” to the dramatic rock guitar solos of “Firth of Fifth” and “Fountain of Salmacis.” As he embarked on his solo career he developed his exceptional range, pushing musical boundaries into exciting areas, exploring unchartered depths, and utilizing sounds and instruments from the four corners of the globe.
Since 2013, with the reintroduction of his album Genesis Revisited, Hackett has reignited the passion, drama, and sheer musical mastery with his highly acclaimed tours. The year 2019 saw the peak of Hackett’s performances with the sell-out tour combining the entire albums of Spectral Mornings and Selling England by the Pound, together with gems from his other solo works, most notably from his latest album, At the Edge of Light.
And now for 2022, Hackett is proud to announce that he will be touring the Genesis live album, Seconds Out, which was recorded from their concert at the Palais de Sport in Paris in June 1977. As is familiar with all of his tours, this show will commence with a select variety of material from Hackett’s extensive solo career, which will set the scene for the magnificence of Seconds Out.
Tickets will be available for sale starting May 13 at 11:00am. For tickets, more information, or group discounts, call State Theatre Guest Services at 732-246-SHOW (7469) or visit online at STNJ.org. State Theatre Guest Services, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open by phone and email only, Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 5pm. For in-person purchases, Guest Services is open Tuesday through Friday from 12:00pm to 4:30pm. Additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
After major renovations, State Theatre New Jersey has reopened and celebrated its 100th Anniversary in December 2021 in a fully renovated theater including newly renovated lobbies, all new restrooms, upgraded HVAC systems, a new elevator for access to all levels, and brand-new theater seats. Originally built as a silent film and vaudeville palace, State Theatre’s historic significance was honored by PBS by featuring it in its documentary series, Treasures of New Jersey, in the fall of 2018. “Treasures of New Jersey: State Theatre New Jersey” can be streamed online.
Today, State Theatre is the largest performing arts center in Central New Jersey and has welcomed more than six million people through its doors since reopening as a non-profit performing arts center in 1988. State Theatre New Jersey is a cornerstone of the cultural vitality of Middlesex County and averages a total economic impact on New Brunswick and the surrounding area of more than $18 million a year. The mainstage programs have featured high-caliber artists such as Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Kevin Hart, Ringo Starr, Melissa Etheridge, John Leguizamo, Harry Connick, Jr., Diana Krall, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Program offerings include Broadway, orchestra, family, dance, comedy, rock/pop, jazz, Performances for Schools, and Sensory-Friendly Performances.
State Theatre New Jersey’s programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.