Genesis have announced a reunion tour. Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks are reforming to play 10 dates in the UK and Ireland in late 2020.
Prog first reported the rumour the band might be working together when they were spotted at a New York Knicks game in January.
Titled The Last Domino? Tour, it kicks off at Dublin's 3 Arena on November 16 and winds up at Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena on December 11. It also includes dates in Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle, plus two shows at London’s O2 Arena.
Tickets for the UK shows go on general sale from 9am on Friday, March 6. Tickets for Dublin go on sale on Monday 9 March.
The Last Domino? Tour will be the first gigs Genesis have played since 2007. Collins, Rutherford and Banks will be joined by longtime guitarist/bassist Daryl Stuermer and Collins’s son Nic Collins on drums.
Speaking exclusively to Prog, Collins says: "There were more reasons to do it than not to do it. If we had to do it the way we used to tour, I don't think I'd be doing it. But nowadays it can be done differently, and I've been doing that for the last couple of years.
Adds Banks: "After Phil finished his own tour, everybody thought, ‘We could talk about it and see whether it’s a good idea.’
"Once we decided it was a possibility, we wanted to see how it would work out when we played together. So we spent a couple of weeks in January in New York seeing how it sounded. People asked, ‘Why are you here?’ We just said, ‘Oh, for a wedding.’"
Banks adds that having Nic Collins taking his father's place behind the drum kit is a crucial part of the tour.
"Nic is a great drummer, but he is capable of sounding like early Phil. For Mike and I, that was always quite exciting. It means you can play some of the songs that you haven't played with Phil as the drummer for a long time.
"We’re playing old material, but there’ll be some new old material this time. Songs we didn’t play last time."
According to Banks, the band didn’t approach former singer Peter Gabriel or guitarist Steve Hackett to be part of the reunion.
"To get everyone on board would be quite difficult," he says.
Genesis: The Last Domino? Tour 2020
- Nov 16: Dublin 3 Arena
- Nov 19: Belfast SSE Arena
- Nov 23: Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
- Nov 24: Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
- Nov 26: Newcastle Utilita Arena
- Nov 27: Newcastle Utilita Arena
- Nov 29: London The O2
- Nov 30: London The O2
- Dec 02: Leeds First Direct Arena
- Dec 03: Leeds First Direct Arena
- Dec 05: Birmingham Birmingham Arena
- Dec 06: Birmingham Birmingham Arena
- Dec 08: Manchester Manchester Arena
- Dec 09: Manchester Manchester Arena
- Dec 11: Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
- Dec 12: Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
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Julia Cawthorne Friday, 06 March 2020 11:26 Comment Link Report
Just tried to get tickets for up and coming tour. Sadly need to take out a mortgage to purchase them. I saw Genesis on the Duke tour at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Tickets cost £3.50 and five of us, secured tickets for £5 each....how time have changed. All so very disappointing.
Anthony Iamurri Thursday, 05 March 2020 15:07 Comment Link Report
I’ve been a Genesis Fan Forever , since the day I remember hearing the Foxtrot Album . The Band has been my ALL TIME FAVORITE BAND Since . I am so excited that the Band is getting back together for a Tour , the only thing that would make me pleased even more would to hear that Peter is rejoining the band for it . Regardless I have so much Love for the Music period , All 6 decades worth! Please include the USA in the tour , I noticed all U.K. Dates and none for America yet . So I’m hoping for a couple nights in Philadelphia Pa my Home Town ?!!!! So EXCITED and hoping that the USA and specifically Philly is part of this Tour !!!! God Bless Genesis and Long Live the Band !!!