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 - Duchess - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 09-Apr-2021 08:07)on April 11, 2021 at 5:29 am
GENESIS Duchess (1980 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including the previously unreleased Open Door, picture sleeve with artwork by Lionel Koechlin CB363)
- Genesis - Archive #2 1976-1992 - US - 3-CD set - £75.00, $102.00, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 22-Mar-2021 18:40)on April 11, 2021 at 5:29 am
GENESIS Archive #2 1976-1992 (2000 US 34-track 3-CD box set concentrating on the Phil Collins era and including rarities, b-sides, 12" mixes & live tracks, housed in superb 10" x 6" book style folder with 64-page booklet which includes previouslyunseen photographs, showing only minor signs of shelfwear or play, great set, now tricky to find in nice shape! #83410-2)
- Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail - 3rd + Inner - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 19-Mar-2021 13:39)on April 11, 2021 at 5:29 am
GENESIS A Trick Of The Tail (1981 UK blue label issue of the 1976 8-track LP, the first album to feature Phil on lead vocals following Peter Gabriel's departure, complete with illustrated inner, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows light scuffing/paper tear to spine whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play CDS4001)
- Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail - Dutch - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-Mar-2021 11:02)on April 11, 2021 at 5:29 am
GENESIS A Trick Of The Tail (1976 Dutch 8-track LP on the small 'Mad Hatter' label, complete with illustrated inner, textured gatefold sleeve printed by Bruin BV - Zaandam. This was the first Genesis album to feature Phil on lead vocals followingPeter Gabriel's departure & includes the brilliant Squonk, Robbery, Assault & Battery & the instrumental closer Los Endos. The sleeve shows some light shelfwear with a bit of foxing to the inner and the vinyl remains in excellent conditionwithfew signs of play CDS4001)
- Genesis - Nursery Cryme - 1st - G - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $102.00, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 21-Mar-2021 17:57)on April 11, 2021 at 5:29 am
GENESIS Nursery Cryme (Rare 1971 UK first press 7-track LP on the Charisma pink scroll label, the third studio album & the first with drummer Phil Collins & guitarist Steve Hackett. Comes housed in the original textured gatefold picture sleeve with the scroll logo printed on inside. The sleeve is Very Good & naturally shows a bit of edge scuffing with some minor colour fade on the spine & all print is clearly legible, with no tears or writing. The vinyl is clean & grades VG/VG- with some spindle marks & noticeable hairlines & scuffs, however, play testing reveals only the occasional light background noise in places - overall, this is your chance to own an original copy of this half a century old pressing at an advantageous price CAS1052)