Seminal prog-rock act Genesis have confirmed that they will be reuniting for a tour, 13 years after last performing together.
On Wednesday evening, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford appeared on Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 show, where they unveiled their forthcoming touring plans.
“We all felt, ‘Why not?'” Collins shared of the decision to reunite. “It sounds a bit of a lame reason – but we enjoy each other’s company, we enjoy playing together.
“It feels great, it feels the right time, we’re looking forward to doing it. A lot of our contemporaries have been playing a lot – we’ve done two shows in the UK in the last 28 years.”
The trio is set to be joined by Collins’ son Nicholas, who replaces his father on drums. Collins suffered nerve damage during Genesis’s last tour, and as a consequence can no longer play for extended periods of time.
“He plays like me and he kind of has the same attitude as me,” said Collins. “So that was a good starter.”
It was Nicholas’ involvement that helped spark the Genesis reunion, as Banks reveals. “He can sound like Phil and it gave us a whole idea of how we could do it, because we knew Phil couldn’t be the drummer on the road again.”
As it stands, the Last Domino tour is only set to make its way across the United Kingdom. Tickets for the shows go on sale at 9am on 6 March. You can find the full touring schedule below.
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Last Domino Tour
Dublin 3 Arena
Belfast SSE Arena
Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
Newcastle Utilita Arena
London O2 Arena
London O2 Arena
Leeds First Direct Arena
Glasgow SSE Arena