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 - A Trick Of The Tail - Japanese - vinyl LP - £75.00, $80.25, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 28-Sep-2022 15:29)on September 28, 2022 at 8:41 pm
GENESIS A Trick Of The Tail (Scarce 1976 Japanese first pressing 8-track vinyl LP on the pink Charisma 'Mad Hatter' label manufactured by Nippon Phonogram. Housed in a textured card picture sleeve complete with Japanese/English lyric insert with red & white obi-strip. The packaging displays minimal wear and light signs of age, whilst the vinyl looks barely played RJ-7082)
- Genesis - Duke - 80s - German - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.05, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 26-Sep-2022 12:03)on September 28, 2022 at 8:41 pm
GENESIS Duke (Mid 80s German pressed European issue of the 1980 12-track vinyl LP on the red & green Virgin labels, including the singles Turn It On Again, Duchess and Misunderstanding. The glossy gatefold picture sleeve has the lyrics printed across the inside with a 'CBR101' barcode-sticker on the back and shows just a few pinchmarks to the spine edge however, despite minimal surface scuffs, the vinyl appears otherwise barely played)
- Genesis - Invisible Touch - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $10.70, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 26-Sep-2022 09:22)on September 28, 2022 at 8:41 pm
GENESIS Invisible Touch (1986 UK 8-track LP including the hit singles Tonight Tonight Tonight, In Too Deep & Land Of Confusion, glossy non-embossed picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played GENLP2)
- Genesis - Selling England By The Pound - German - vinyl LP - £20.00, $21.40, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 26-Sep-2022 11:36)on September 28, 2022 at 8:41 pm
GENESIS Selling England By The Pound (1981 German issue of the 1973 8-track LP, gatefold picture sleeve with removable 'CHC46' oversticker for the UK market. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl is immaculate)
- Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway - 4th - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $26.75, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 26-Sep-2022 11:45)on September 28, 2022 at 8:41 pm
GENESIS The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (1984 UK issue of the classic 1974 23-track double vinyl LP with blue 'Mad Hatter' labels, the final album to feature Peter Gabriel, vintage price-stickered gatefold picture sleeve with lyric inners. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl are Near Mint CGS101)