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Genesis turn it on again for reunion tour

Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks will reunite as Genesis for a 2020 tour, thirteen years after they last performed together and almost thirty years after their most recent album.

Their The Last Domino? tour, which will see the band play ten shows across the UK and Ireland in November and December 2020, will be their first since their fortieth anniversary Turn It On Again tour in 2007. Phil Collins’ son Nic will take his father’s place on drums, as Phil can no longer play due to health issues.

Formed in 1967, Genesis gained a significant following with prog rock albums such as Foxtrot (1972), Selling England By The Pound (1973) and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (1974) but had little singles success before original frontman Peter Gabriel quit for a solo career in 1975. With drummer Phil Collins installed on vocals, the band shifted in a more commercial direction and the trio of Collins, Rutherford and Banks enjoyed worldwide success between 1978 and 1992. The albums Duke (1980), Abacab (1981), Genesis (1983), Invisible Touch (1986) and We Can’t Dance (1991) all reached number one in the UK and spawned dozens of hit singles, before Collins left the band in 1996. Rutherford and Banks released one further album, the now largely forgotten Calling All Stations (1997) with former Stiltskin vocalist Ray Wilson.

The tour dates confirmed so far are:

  • Dublin 3 Arena (Monday 16 November)
  • Belfast SSE Arena (Thursday 19 November)
  • Liverpool M&S Bank Arena (Monday 23 November)
  • Newcastle Utilita Arena (Thursday 26 November)
  • London O2 Arena (Sunday 29 & Monday 30 November)
  • Leeds First Direct Arena (Wednesday 2 December)
  • Birmingham Utilita Arena (Saturday 5 December)
  • Manchester Arena (Tuesday 8 December)
  • Glasgow SSE Hydro (Friday 11 December)

Tickets for the UK dates go on sale at 9am on Friday 6 March; Dublin tickets are available from Monday 9 March.

Off The Chart: 31 December 1983

Off The Chart: 31 December 1983

Live from Sandy MacPherson’s New Year party at the Village Hall, Strathpeffer, join us for two hours of hits, headlines and Hogmanay hijinks on the final Off The Chart of the decade! We’re looking at the last singles chart of … read more

Off The Chart: 8 October 1981

Off The Chart: 8 October 1981

We’d like to say it’s back to normal on this week’s Off The Chart but if you’re a regular listener you’ll know nothing is ever normal around here. All we can say as that there’ll be a host of hits … read more

Mixcloud Select: Now That’s What You Might, Hypothetically, Have Called Music

Now That's What You Might, Hypothetically, Have Called Music

This Virtual CD is actually a virtual double LP! As part of our celebrations of 100 Now That’s What I Call Music albums, we’ve come up with this hypothetical example of what the first Now of the 1980s might have … read more

Off The Chart: 8 January 1987

Off The Chart: 8 January 1987

No, we haven’t disappeared or been taken off the air (although you could be forgiven for thinking we had, after the last show we did), we’ve just moved to Tuesdays for the new series of Off The Chart! Join us … read more

Sound of the Crowd – a Discography of the ’80s: Fourth Edition available now!

Sound of the Crowd - 4th Edition cover

Sound Of The Crowd: a Discography of the ’80s is the ultimate record collector’s guide to the 1980s. In the era of multi-formatting, picture discs, coloured vinyl, multiple remixes, funny shaped records and tiny CDs you could lose down the back … read more

Virtual C90: February 2018

Virtual C90: February 2018

This month’s virtual mixtape brings you new music from Kim Wilde, Simple Minds, Saxon, Alexander O’Neal and lots more, plus the usual mix of ’80s hits, misses and mixes. Enjoy! read more

Off The Chart: 9 September 1983

Off The Chart: 9 September 1983

All the way back to 1983 on this week’s Off The Chart as Steve and Julian bring you some forgotten hits, a look at the day’s events, a track from the week’s Canadian chart, three tracks from a featured album … read more

Off The Chart: 26 August 1981

Off The Chart: 26 August 1981

Join us as we go back to 1981 on this week’s Off The Chart! Steve and Julian unearth some forgotten hits from the week’s chart and discuss the day’s events. There’s also a track from the New Zealand chart, three … read more

Off The Chart: 3 December 1983

Off The Chart: 3 December 1983

Back to 1983 on this week’s Off The Chart! It’s not quite Christmas but Steve and Julian have unearthed some of the overlooked hits of the week including a very famous TV star, a forgotten single by one of the … read more

Off The Chart: 24 September 1983

Off The Chart - 24 September 1983

This week on Off The Chart we go back to September 1983! Steve and Julian play some forgotten hits of the week, three tracks from a featured album and the top five in full. They’ll also be droppin’ the letter … read more

Off The Chart: 18 June 1982

Off The Chart: 18 June 1982

Who did Malcolm McLaren ask to front the Sex Pistols before Johnny Rotten? Who is The Bald Detective? And what are those “things that a woman ain’t s’posed to see?” Find out in this week’s Off The Chart as Steve … read more