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Phil Collins will do his 'damnedest' to play drums on Genesis' reunion tour

Genesis in 2020 Genesis in 2020 Patrick Balls/Martin Griffin

Phil Collins has confirmed to Planet Rock he's hoping to play at least some drums on Genesis' upcoming reunion tour.

After 13 years away, Genesis officially reunited yesterday (4th March) and announced the The Last Domino? Tour, which hits arenas across the UK in November and December 2020. 

With Steve Hackett and Peter Gabriel not taking part in the reunion, the Genesis trio of Phil Collins (vocals), Mike Rutherford (bass/guitar) and Tony Banks (keyboards) will be joined by guitarist Daryl Stuermer and Phil’s teenage son Nic Collins on drums at the shows. 

Speaking to Planet Rock’s Ian Danter about the reunion, singer Phil Collins says he still hopes to play drums at some point during the concerts. 

"I’m gonna do my damnedest to be able to play something (on drums)," Phil told us. "Accompany Nic would be more the way I look at it. But we’ll see if I can hold onto those sticks." 

Elsewhere in the chat, Tony Banks admitted Genesis didn’t think about reforming when they went their separate ways in 2007. 

"I think we kind of live in a present a little bit, we don’t necessarily think that far ahead," Tony said. "I wouldn’t necessarily have thought 13 years ago that we’d ever do it again and it would be 13 years before we did do it again. 

"I think the chances of us writing together again are pretty small actually, but it’s never… who knows?!"

You can listen to our Genesis My Planet Rocks special on Planet Rock at 7pm on Sunday 15th March right here


  • Bryan Allocco
    Bryan Allocco Thursday, 19 March 2020 02:40 Comment Link Report

    Wow unbelievable can't Wait was at their last tour in Jersey....Had no idea it was that long ago. Great job Boys.....See you soon don't forget about Jersey......

  • Mariette Beaudoin
    Mariette Beaudoin Saturday, 14 March 2020 11:16 Comment Link Report

    It's fabulous to see them reunited. I love them so much ! But with coronavirus, isn't it wiser to make that tour when there will be no menace of virus anymore ? I wouldn't want to see them sick, never !!! I would be so depressed and I'm not the only one. They're all angels and I want them to be in top shape for a long, long time. And that would be terrible if a fan in the crowd was ok before the show, and was very ill a couple of days after. Please, say it's all right and the band will think about resolving this big problem. I send you lots of kisses.

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