Genesis has rescheduled its planned 2020 tour dates, pushing the European trek to April 2021. “The Last Domino Tour” features the classic ’80s trio lineup of the band — Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks playing their first set of dates in 13 years. Filling in for Collins on drums will be his son Nicholas, who was behind the kit for his dad’s recent “Not Dead Yet” solo tour, alongside 42-year road veteran, guitarist/bassist Daryl Stuermer, who’ll once again round out the lineup.
Notably absent is longtime second drummer Chester Thompson, who had been a part of every Collins-fronted Genesis tour since 1977. Genesis last reunited in 2007 for the 48-date trek, “Turn It On Again: The Tour.” There’s been no word regarding any North American shows for 2021.
Although Genesis has been one of rock’s most heavily chronicled band in terms of box sets, we asked Phil Collins if there’s anything left in the Genesis vault that might see a future release: [“We have lots of rehearsal cassettes which are far more better than the records, actually. Maybe they’ll come out one day. We’ve recorded every concert we’ve ever done, so there’s a slew of things, I’m sure.”] SOUNDCUE (:12 OC: . . . things I’m sure)
Mike Rutherford tells us that for the most part, Genesis has always been able to get along because they knew each other almost from before they were even musicians: [“Because we grew up together, and it’s hard to have egos when you saw these guys wearing short trousers. It was always about music and never about money. So many bands have fallouts about money. And I can’t think of one row we had about money. In fact there was never a row about money. Music, yes, other stuff. But that’s healthy. I think the financial side has never been a part of our ambition. It was kind of a bi-product.”] SOUNDCUE (:20 OC: . . . a bi-product)
RESCHEDULED: Genesis 2021 tour dates (subject to change):
April 1, 2 – Glasgow, Scotland – SSE Hydro
April 5, 6, 7 – Birmingham, England – Utilita Arena
April 9, 10 – Newcastle, England – Utilita Arena
April 12, 13 – Manchester, England – Arena
April 15, 16 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
April 18 – Belfast, Northern Ireland – SSE Arena
April 21, 22 – Leeds, England – First Direct Arena
April 24, 25 – Liverpool, England – M&S Bank Arena
April 27, 29, 20 – London, England – O2 Arena
- Genesis has rescheduled its planned 2020 tour dates, pushing the European trek to April 2021. Taking in a total of 19 UK and Northern Ireland stops.
- Out now is the latest Genesis retrospective, titled R-Kive. The 42-year, 37-track set differs from every other Genesis collection in that it features a healthy dose of solo tracks from the members of the band’s classic lineup: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Steve Hackett.
- The album — which ignores the band’s debut album, 1969’s From Genesis To Revelation — begins with “The Knife” from 1970’s Trespass featuring co-founder Anthony Phillips — whose solo work is not on the new set.
- Highlights on the collection include Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill,” and “Biko”’ Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight,” his duet with Phillip Bailey on “Easy Lover,” alongside Mike Rutherford’s Mike + The Mechanics’ “Silent Running” and “The Living Years.”
- Also released on DVD is the Genesis career-spanning documentary, Sum Of The Parts, which features over 30 minutes of additional interviews with the band that were not included in the BBC and/or Showtime versions.