Steve Hackett Revisits Genesis Classics with Meyer Sound MICA and Capital Sound

For the recent UK leg of his “Genesis Revisited” European tour, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett turned to London-based Capital Sound to provide a Meyer Sound reinforcement system.
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For the recent UK leg of his “Genesis Revisited” European tour, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett turned to London-based Capital Sound to provide a Meyer Sound reinforcement system.

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For sold-out shows at venues including London’s Hammersmith Apollo and Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, Capital Sound chose a Meyer Sound configuration based on 12 MICA® line array loudspeakers per side.

“MICA was selected for its excellent coverage and flexibility of rigging, courtesy of the QuickFly™ rigging system,” says Robin Conway, project manager for Capital Sound. “With MICA, we’re able to cope with a number of acoustically challenging venues on this tour.”

Providing additional reinforcement was a ground-based system of four MINA™ line array loudspeakers for front-fill, two UPQ-1P loudspeakers for infill and outfill, six UPA-1P loudspeakers for balcony and general fill, and six 700-HP subwoofers. A Galileo® loudspeaker management system with two Galileo 616 processors handled system management and processing.

Ben Fenner, a long-time associate of Hackett, oversaw operations at FOH with a Yamaha CL5 console. Other equipment for the UK shows included a Soundcraft Vi1 32-channel console at the monitor position, and Sennheiser personal monitoring systems.

Steve Hackett was the lead guitarist for Genesis from 1970 to 1977, during which time the theatrical art-rock group released six studio albums. The “Genesis Revisited” tour features Hackett performing a collection of classic songs from this era, including fan favorites such as “I Know What I Like” and the ambitious suite “Supper’s Ready.”