Preview: The Steve Hillage Band

by Adam Aiken

Prog visionary Steve Hillage is kicking off his delayed Golden Vibe Tour in East Anglia.

The Steve Hillage Band are at Cambridge Junction tonight (Tuesday, March 21) before they head to Epic Studios in Norwich tomorrow (Wednesday, March 22).

Hillage and synthesiser player Miquette Giraudy will be playing alongside the current incarnation of Gong, the legendary space-rock outfit which Hillage was a key member of back in the 1970s.

The influential guitarist has been a leading figure on the prog-rock scene for half a century. Impossible to pigeonhole, his eclectic CV includes being one half of electronic project System 7, collaborations with The Orb and Todd Rundgren, and producing the Simple Minds double LP Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call.

The 12-date tour – which was originally due to take place in 2021 before the pandemic put a spanner in the works – is expected to include some never-before-played songs as well a bunch of more familiar tracks from his solo catalogue.

Support comes from The Utopia Strong, the electronic-based project that includes Gong guitarist Kavus Torabi and retired snooker legend Steve Davis.

Click here for tickets for the Cambridge show and here for Norwich.

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