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Steve Hackett to host cultural evening

Guitarist will discuss his 40-year career at Leicester event next month

Steve Hackett is to discuss his 40-year career at an event in Leicester next month.

In Conversation With Steve Hackett will be staged at the city’s Sue Townsend Theatre on March 4 as part of this year’s De Montford University’s Cultural Exchanges Festival.

The former Genesis man will take part in a one-on-one interview with local film-maker and academic Paul Gosling of Crooked Hand Productions. The pair have collaborated in the past, most recently on the video for the guitarist’s track Love Song To A Vampire from his 2015 Wolflight album.

Gosling says: “We're very excited to be helping De Montfort University's Arts And Festival Management students to stage this exclusive event with Steve.

“We're busy preparing some previously unseen video footage to screen as part of the evening and rehearsing with students from the BA Hons Dance course, who will be performing to Corycian Fire from Steve's latest album. It will be a unique experience.”

Following the interview, Hackett will take part in a Q&A session with audience members.

Tickets for In Conversation With Steve Hackett are available via Ticketsource

Hackett will embark on the North American leg of his Acolyte To Wolflight Plus Genesis Revisited tour at the end of March. He’ll then head to Japan before returning to the UK for an appearance at the TeamRock-sponsored Stone Free festival, London on June 19.

Steve Hackett Acolyte To Wolflight Plus Genesis Revisited tour dates

Mar 28: Seattle Neptune Theatre, WA
Mar 29: Portland Revolution Hall, OR
Mar 31: San Francisco The Warfield, CA
Apr 01: Los Angeles Orpheum Theatre, CA
Apr 02: Scottsdale The Talking Stick, AZ
Apr 04: Boulder Theatre, CO
Apr 08: Quebec City Le Grand Theatre De Quebec, QC
Apr 09: Montreal Place Des Arts Theatre Maisonneuve, QC
Apr 10: Gatinwau Le Theatre Du Casino, QC
Apr 14: Fort Lauderdale Parker Playhouse, FL
Apr 15: Clearwater Capitol Theatre, FL
Apr 16: Orlando Plaza Theatre, FL
Apr 17: Atlanta Symphony Hall, GA
Apr 19: Durham Carolina Theatre, NC
May 21: Kanawaga Club Citta Kawasaki, Japan
May 23: Osaka Namba Hatch, Japan
Jun 19: London Stone Free Festival, UK

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