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2 September 2021, 14:32
Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford have announced their 2021 Genesis tour dates, and we can't wait!
Genesis have announced all the details for their 2021 The Last Domino? tour of the UK.
Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford will kick off their long-awaited reunion tour later this month, 14 years after they last toured together.
Tony, Phil and Mike said: “Well let’s just forget about that last year and focus on 2021 shall we!
"We can't wait to finally get this show on the road, but we feel the decision to move the tour is the best one for those planning on attending and for us as a band and crew.
"We hope now we can all relax a little more and focus on the music and having a good night.”
The tour is the first live outing together for the trio since the globe-trotting, sell-out Turn It On Again: The Tour in 2007 and will be joined on stage in 2021 by Phil Collins' son Nic Collins on drums, and the bands long time lead guitar and bass player Daryl Stuermer.
Tickets for The Last Domino? tour are available here.
Speaking at the launch of the tour back in March 2020, Mike Rutherford said: “I think it’s a natural moment. Phil’s been out on tour for the last two-and-a-half years and his son Nick has been drumming, so it seemed like the natural moment to have a conversation about it. We’re all still good friends, we’re all above grass and here we are!"
Phil Collins said: “For me, it was something that was working and it was a problem we had to overcome, although I’ll be doing my best to play some bits on the tour.
"I’ve been working out what songs to play, but Tony and Mike came to the shows at the Albert Hall and both were taken with the way he understood what was needed.
“He plays a bit like me when he wants to. I’m one of his many influences, being his dad. He plays like me and he kinda has the same attitude as me, so that was a good starter," added Collins.
Genesis are one of the most successful bands of all time, selling over 100 million records worldwide. They started off life as a progressive rock band fronted by Peter Gabriel, but eventually morphed into a stadium-filling pop-rock trio with drummer Phil Collins taking over as frontman.
They last reunited in 2007 for their sell-out Turn It On Again Tour. Rumours of a reunion emerged earlier this year, when Collins, Rutherford and Banks were spotted at a basketball game.