Genesis is currently in rehearsals prepping for the band’s spring 2021 dates. Loudersound.com posted photos of Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks hanging out in a practice room with their gear, with an inside source stating: “Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins have reunited in London and started rehearsals for the forthcoming The Last Domino? Tour, which starts in April.”
The unnamed insider added: “The three old friends are playing together again for the first time since the Turn It On Again: The Tour in 2007. Joined by (Phil’s son) Nic Collins on drums, and longtime lead guitar and bass player Daryl Stuermer, they are sounding incredible.”
Despite Phil Collins being the best known member of Genesis, serving as both drummer and consummate frontman, he says its really his bandmates who have been the heart of the band: [“Tony and Mike together are more of the spirit of Genesis than me. Y’know it’s like people just don’t know. They just think the singer is the guy that does it all cause he sings, and that’s the link. And that’s always been the problem. They thought Peter Gabriel did it all, and it really wasn’t that way.”] SOUNDCUE (:15: OC: . . . wasn’t that way)
Mike Rutherford told us that the greatest part of his time in Genesis has been the trading of musical ideas with his bandmates: [“Well, that’s what being in a band’s about, that’s what co-writing is about. Y’know, you don’t want to play with someone else who’s like you. You do what you do, so in a way, I think co-writing — and I’ve always been a natural fit for a bandmember, because you gain something with other people, which you can’t do on your own. That’s really what gets me going. Y’know, that excites me, it’s why I’m in the business, it’s why I do music. The songwriting is really the key. I love playing live, that’s great, but it comes after recording. Y’know, the world is full of wonderful instrumental players and I’m really a guy who writes songs and plays the guitar part for that song.”] SOUNDCUE (:31 OC: . . . for that song)
- Genesis 2021 European 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, 30 – London, England – O2 Arena
- Genesis is currently in rehearsals prepping for the band’s spring 2021 dates. The band will play 19 dates throughout April across the UK and Northern Ireland.
- 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.
CHECK IT OUT: Genesis in rehearsals – 2020: