Steve Hackett, To Watch The Storms – Encore Tour 2004
|16.2.04||The Ritz Rehearsal Studios Putney||London||England||(Rehearsals)|
|3.3.04||The Ritz Rehearsal Studios Putney||London||England||(Rehearsals end)|
|4.3.04||The Mick Jagger Centre||Dartford||England|
|5.3.04||The Derngate Theatre||Northampton||England|
|6.3.04||The Pacific Road Arts Centre||Birkenhead||England|
|7.3.04||The King George's Hall (Windsor Suite)||Blackburn||England||(John Hackett guests)|
|11.3.04||The Lead Mill||Sheffield||England||(Cancelled due to poor promotion)|
|12.03.04||The Corn Exchange||Cambridge||England||(Management film the show to demonstrate to the director of the yet to be filmed Budapest gig what the show is about and lighting cues etc)|
|13.03.04||Shepherds Bush Empire||London||England||(John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin appears on stage for an interesting version of Los Endos with a slide guitar – also at the show Steve is supported by a band called Circus its not known what became of them)|
|15.03.04||The Alexandra Theatre||Birmingham||England|
|19.3.04||The New Theatre||Oxford||England|
|23.3.04||Spirit of 66||Verviers||Belgium|
|30.3.04||Music Theatre Rex||Lorsch||Germany|
|1.4.04||Dietrich – Keuning – Haus||Dortmund||Germany|
|3.4.04||Petofi Csarnok||Budapest||Hungary||(Filmed for DVD and recorded for Live Archive 04 CD release)|
|26.7.04||Stadio Centrale Del Tennis||Ford Italico||Rome||Italy|
|28.7.04||Teatro di Verdura||Palermo||Italy|
|1.8.04||Fort Manoel||Manoel Island||Malta||(Festival date shared with Jethro Tull and a local Maltese band Beangrowers)|
Steve Hackett – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Roger King – Keyboards
Terry Gregory – Bass Guitar
Gary O’toole – Acoustic Drums, Electronic Sampling Pad, Percussion, Vocals on Blood On The Rooftops!
Rob Townsend – Saxophones, Flute
(Guest for some of the UK shows) John Hackett – Flute
The Tour set list was mainly comprised of : In this period
Valley Of The Kings,Mechanical Bride,Circus Of Becoming,Frozen Statues,Slogans,The Serpentine Song,Ace Of Wands,Hammer In The Sand,Acoustic Set,Second Chance,Blood On The Rooftops (full version),Fly On A Windshield (similar to 1976 Genesis a Trick of the Tail tour version),Please Don’t Touch,Firth Of Fifth,A Dark Night In Toytown (at the time it was a new song not yet recorded), Darktown,Brand New,Air Conditioned Nightmare,Every Day,Clocks,Spectral Mornings,Myopia / Los Endos.
The tour would be preserved in the memory for future generations in the form of the Double Live CD Archive 04 and also the Live DVD Once Above A Time, The DVD would show the talents of Steve’s current band with fantastic and innovative camera work as well as a glorious Surround Sound DTS soundtrack!
There was no tour programme printed for the tour
Gary O’toole had a brand new Mapex kit, which replaced the Pearl Kit he had been using with Steve since Gary joined Steve’s band in 2000!