Genesis Begin Rehearsals For Massive 2021 Reunion Tour
The three musicians are playing together again for the first time since Turn It On Again: The Tour in 2007, and they are joined by Phil’s son Nic Collins on drums, and long time lead guitar and bass player Daryl Stuermer.
They band announced they were reuniting in March for The Last Domino? Tour, which was scheduled for November this year. They had been spotted at Madison Square Garden in New York together in January, where they had secretly practised rehearsing together, to see how they sounded.
The tour had to be postponed because of global pandemic, and is set to go ahead in April 2021. Genesis last performed together in 2007, to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
Collins, Rutherford and Banks made up the band’s most successful line-up during the late 70s, 80s and early 90s, during which time they achieved 21 Top 40 chart hits in the UK, as well as six albums that went to No 1. They remain one of the world’s most successful groups, selling in excess of 100 million records worldwide.
The Last Domino? Tour will see the group play some of the UK’s biggest venues, kicking off at the Glagow SSE Hydro, before travelling round Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Dublin, Belfast, Leeds, Liverpool and wrapping up with three dates at London’s O2 Arena. All tickets previously purchased for the 2020 dates will remain valid for the new shows.
During lockdown Genesis launced a live stream series on their YouTube channel, streaming past live gigs – in full – beginning with their film, Three Sides Live from 1981. The shows were uploaded every Saturday across five weeks from April 18th to May 16th and spanned 1981-2007.
Genesis formed at Charterhouse boarding school in Godalming, Surrey, in 1967. They have released 15 studio albums, the most recent being 1997’s Calling All Stations.