Genesis have just dropped a massive announcement! In November this year, they will be reuniting for the first time in 13 years for a 10-date tour featuring singer Phil Collins, keyboardist Tony Banks and bassist and guitarist Mike Rutherford.
The trio – the band's classic line-up – will be joined by Collins' 18-year-old son Nicholas on drums and longstanding associate Daryl Stuermer on guitar and bass. The prog-rock act originally slimmed down to a three-piece for its 1978 LP, ... And Then There Were Three ..., and that configuration lasted through the bulk of the band's run.
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Ahead of the announcement, the band dropped a heavy hint that something was brewing by posting a picture of Collins, Banks and Rutherford on the Genesis Instagram page, along with the caption: "And then there were three..."
The band last performed together in 2007, when they marked their 40th anniversary with the ‘Turn It On Again’ tour.
“We all felt, ‘Why not?’” Collins told BBC News. “It sounds a bit of a lame reason … but we enjoy each other’s company, we enjoy playing together.”
The 10-date UK trek dubbed ‘The Last Domino?’ kicks off Nov 16th in Dublin and concludes Dec 11th in Newcastle. So far, no Aussie dates have been announced, but we’re hoping they have such a good time they won’t be able to resist! Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6th via the band’s official website.
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