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Steve Hackett To Watch The Storms – Encore tour – 2004


Steve Hackett, To Watch The Storms – Encore Tour 2004

Scheduled Dates
Date Venue City Country Additional Comments
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)
14.03.04 Colston Hall Bristol England
15.03.04 The Alexandra Theatre Birmingham England
16.3.04 Rock City Nottingham England
18.3.04 Town Hall Middlesbrough England
19.3.04 The New Theatre Oxford England
20.3.04 The Guildhall Southampton England
21.3.04 The Phoenix Exeter England
23.3.04 Spirit of 66 Verviers Belgium
25.3.04 Kubo Cafe Torino Italy
26.3.04 Marghera Venezia Italy
28.3.04 Stazione Birra Rome Italy
30.3.04 Music Theatre Rex Lorsch Germany
31.3.04 Gewerkschaftshaus Erfurt 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)

The Band 

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!

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