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.
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.”