From the BBC.
Rock band Genesis have reformed for a tour, 13 years after last performing together.
Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford confirmed the reunion on Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 show on Wednesday.
“I think it’s a natural moment,” said Banks. “We’re all good friends, we’re all above grass and… here we are.”
The veteran band, whose hits include Land of Confusion and I Can’t Dance, will kick off their Last Domino? tour in Dublin on 16 November.
The will also play shows in Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Belfast, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow, as well as two nights at London’s O2 Arena.
The trio will be joined by Collins’ 18-year-old son Nicholas on drums and Daryl Stuermer on guitar and bass.
Founding member Peter Gabriel, who left the group in 1975, will not be taking part.
“I’m looking forward to doing it,” said guitarist Rutherford. “I worked it out and we’ve only done two shows in the UK in the last 28 years, so we haven’t over-worked it.”
Collins, whose voice was croaky after a recent illness, said the set list was still coming together.
“There are songs that you feel you have to play because the audience would feel cheated if you didn’t,” he told Ball. “We’re still working out what the order will be.”
Rumours of a reunion had been circulating since Collins and Rutherford performed together in Berlin last June.
Collins later hinted at the possibility of a reunion, saying: “We remain close friends, so you never know.”
Earlier this week, a photograph of the three members appeared on Genesis’s official Instagram account with the caption: “And then there were three.”
Genesis started life as a progressive rock band in the 1970s, but after a series of line-up changes, they transformed their sound and became one of the most successful mainstream rock bands of the 80s.
They recorded 15 studio and six live albums, selling more than 100 million records, while scoring top 20 hits with songs like Invisible Touch, Turn It On Again and In Too Deep.
The band last played together in 2007 to mark the 40th anniversary of their formation at Charterhouse School in Surrey.
Those shows mixed their hits with the more expansive, experimental material from 70s albums like Selling England By The Pound and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.
Collins announced his retirement in 2011 after nerve damage left him unable to play the drums, but he returned to the stage in 2016 following a back operation.
That prompted speculation that Genesis might later reform, but keyboard player Banks shot down speculation in 2018, saying that “getting everybody in the same place at the same time is impossible”.
Speaking on Wednesday, the musician said Collins’ live comeback had been the catalyst for their reformation.
“Phil’s been out on tour for the last two-and-a-half years and it seemed the natural moment to have a conversation about it,” he said.
The groups website has been updated with just a simple landing page announcing the tour would be called The Last Domino Tour?
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- Genesis - Duke - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.70, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2021 17:27)on September 28, 2021 at 2:46 am
GENESIS Duke (1980 UK 12-track vinyl LP, the tenth studio album from the trio, including Turn It On Again, Duchess & Guide Vocal. The gatefold picture sleeve remains in Excellent condition with a little discolouration to the white of the sleeve and the vinyl looks seldom played CBR101)
- Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway - Phonogram - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $20.55, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 23-Sep-2021 14:47)on September 28, 2021 at 2:46 am
GENESIS The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (70s UK issue of the 1974 23-track double LP on the small 'Mad Hatter' label with 'Phonogram Ltd' credit, matte gatefold picture sleeve with lyric inners. The packaging shows two small residual sticker marksto front, the vinyl is nice & clean & grades EX/EX- with only a few minor paper hairlines not affecting play CGS101)
- Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail - 1st - Dutch Sleeve - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.40, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 15-Sep-2021 15:35)on September 28, 2021 at 2:46 am
GENESIS A Trick Of The Tail (1976 UK 8-track LP, on the small 'Mad Hatter' label with Phonogram label credit & A1/B1 matrices. This was the first Genesis album to feature Phil on lead vocals following Peter Gabriel's departure and includes the brilliant Squonk, Robbery, Assault & Battery and the instrumental closer Los Endos. The textured gatefold picture sleeve was printed in Holland & comes complete with the illustrated inner. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with someminor foxing to the inner & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with few signs of play, one word...Squonk! CDS4001)
- Genesis - The Last Domino? - Sealed - UK - 4-LP vinyl set - £79.99, $109.59, €93.59 (New Item) (arrived 15-Sep-2021 16:27)on September 28, 2021 at 2:46 am
GENESIS The Last Domino? (2021 UK/EU limited edition quadruple vinyl 4-LP set, celebrating the return of Genesis and their 2021-22 arena tour. Gathering together 27 of their legendary hits with choice album cuts from across their stunning career. Each record is pressed on heavyweight vinyl, housed inside a hardback gatefold book-style package with rare and previously unseen images. Factory sealed)
- Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $47.95, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 16-Sep-2021 16:17)on September 28, 2021 at 2:46 am
GENESIS A Trick Of The Tail (1990 UK issue of the 1976 8-track vinyl LP, the first album to feature Phil on lead vocals following Peter Gabriel's departure, barcoded gatefold picture sleeve. The gatefold picture sleeve is Excellent with minor wear & the vinyl still looks seldom played OVED306)