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25 April 2021

Hear Mike Rutherford Discuss Rehearsals For Genesis’ Upcoming Tour In ‘Rockonteurs’ Podcast

Mike Rutherford Genesis Tour Rockonteurs Podcast
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Genesis guitarist and bassist Mike Rutherford gives fans an update on rehearsals for his band’s upcoming ‘The Last Domino?’ Tour in the latest ‘Rockonteurs’ podcast. Rutherford was the special guest in the latest episode of the podcast hosted by Saucerful Of Secrets members Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt and you can listen to it below.

Rutherford took a break from working with Genesis for their upcoming October tour to appear on ‘Rockonteurs’ and he discusses his career with the band and also Mike + The Mechanics, in addition to revealing how rehearsals have been going for the upcoming Genesis shows.

“We had a rehearsal last January in New York to try out, to see if we were any good,” says Rutherford. “Try out the songs, and Nick, Phil Collins’ son, who’s drumming with us. And it went pretty well so we said let’s rehearse last October and November. And we’d booked the tour and then lockdown happened and thought ‘We were crazy rehearsing, it might never happen’. And then we thought, If we don’t so it now, and it goes back another year and a half it’s not meant to be. So we rehearsed anyway and it went well. We came out with a show we think is good and we’re ready to go.

“We’ve been going for over 50 years and there’s a nice chemistry, being in a band. The banter. There’s certain things I can say and only Phil and Tony will know what I’m talking about. It was just nice spending time together. And a big plus was Nicholas, Phil’s son, who’s drumming with us… Because he’s Phil’s son, he’s almost got an English feel and it kind of makes it almost easier to play.”

The popular ‘Rockonteurs’ podcast sees Kemp and Pratt chatting with fellow musicians about their careers. Previous guests have included Nick Mason, David Coverdale, Brian Johnson, Nile Rodgers and more.

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