|15 – 19.9.03||Map Studios Twickenham||London||England||(Rehearsals)|
|22 – 25.9.03||The Ritz Rehearsal Studios Putney||London||England||(Rehearsals)|
|27.09.03||13 (venue name)||Tilburg||The Netherlands|
|29.09.03||Het Noorderlight||Tilburg||The Netherlands|
|1.10.03||The Guildhall||Southampton||England||(Never finalised)|
|2.10.03||The Apollo||Oxford||England||(Never finalised)|
|3 – 4.10.03||The Stables||Milton Keynes||England|
|6.10.03||City Varieties Hall||Leeds||England|
|7.10.03||The Palace Theatre||Newark||England|
|11.10.03||The Oakwood Centre||Rotherham||England|
|12.10.03||City Hall||Hull||England||(Never finalised)|
|17.10.03||Paisley Town Hall||Glasgow||Scotland||(Never finalised)|
|20.10.03||De Montfort Hall||Leicester||England|
|21.10.03||Town Hall||High Wycombe||England|
|23.10.03||The Corn Exchange||Cambridge||England||(Never finalised)|
|25.10.03||The Astor Theatre||Deal||England|
|27.10.03||The Regent Theatre||Ipswich||England||(Never finalised)|
|28.10.03||Queen Elizabeth Hall||London||England||(Tony Banks came along to show and had a great time)|
|6.11.03||Live Music Hall||Cologne||Germany|
|8.11.03||Meier Music Hall||Braunschweig||Germany|
|11.11.03||Centre De Culture||Limbourg||Belgium|
Steve Hackett – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Roger King – Keyboards
Terry Gregory – Bass Guitar
Gary O’toole – Acoustic Drums, Electronic Sampling Pad, Percussion
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
Mechanical Bride,Serpentine Song,Watcher Of The Skies,Hairless Heart,Darktown,Camino Royale,Steppes,Acoustic Set,Walking Away From Rainbows,Slogans,Every Day,Please Don’t Touch,Firth Of Fifth,Wall Of Knives / Vampire With A Healthy Appetite,Spectral Mornings,Brand New,Myopia,Los Endos,Clocks,In That Quiet Earth
Additional notes :
The Acoustic set would usually include, Classical Gas, Horizons, Kim,Black Light – not always in that order!
Vampire With A Healthy Appetite, would have instrumental breaks in it as recorded on Archive 03, although on some nights these would alternate they would include snippets of, Rhubarb and Custard, Superstition, In The Mood, “A Classical piece – that I cannot name at present” and other pieces!
On 20.10.03, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, Steve Hackett’s guitar string broke on his Gold Fernandes during Spectral Mornings and there was no guitar played during the exchange from Gold Fernandes to Black Burny Electric guitar and Steve was able to finish the song.
The show at 5.10.03, Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, England, was a great show so much so that within days Steve Hackett’s then official website offered “Watcher Of The Skies” from this show as a digital download for 99p.
The tour was recorded by Ben Fenner and this would feature on the Double CD (Live Archive 03) and the album was made up of songs performed at the following shows,High Wycombe, Stockholm, Braunschweig, Croydon, Mannheim, Rotherham and Limbourg. In our opinion it is a better Live CD because of the variety of shows it was taken from compared to the Live Archive 04 that was recorded at only one show on the following tour.