Genesis explains why Peter Gabriel won’t be on reunion tour
Genesis officially confirmed their reunion tour after 13 years of inactivity. The tour will be called “The Last Domino? Tour”, in reference to the song “Domino”, released in 1986 on the album “Invisible Touch”. The track has two parts, the second of which is called “The Last Domino”.
Also, as expected, the tour will feature Phil Collins (vocals and drums), Tony Banks (keyboards) and Mike Rutherford (guitar). However, ex-members Peter Gabriel and guitarist Steve Hackett won’t be on the reunion. In addition hired musicians: Daryl Stuermer on guitar and bass and Nic Collins, son of Phil, on drums.
In the announcement at BBC Radio 2, keyboardist Tony Banks revealed why Peter Gabriel wasn’t invited:
“Most of the songs people know came after his departure. Peter left the band 45 years ago. And he’s been trying to live it down ever since.”
About the setlist, they said:
“There are songs that you feel you have to play because the audience would feel cheated if you didn’t. Also there are a few old dogs that won’t be running.”
The Genesis reunion tour dates are:
- 16 3Arena Dublin, Ireland
- 17 3Arena Dublin, Ireland
- 19 The SSE Arena Belfast, United Kingdom
- 23 M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, United Kingdom
- 24 M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, United Kingdom
- 26 Utilita Arena Newcastle, United Kingdom
- 27 Utilita Arena Newcastle, United Kingdom
- 29 O2 Arena London, United Kingdom
- 30 O2 Arena London, United Kingdom
- 2 First Direct Arena Leeds, United Kingdom
- 3 First Direct Arena Leeds, United Kingdom
- 5 Arena Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom
- 6 Arena Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom
- 8 Manchester Arena Manchester, United Kingdom
- 9 Manchester Arena Manchester, United Kingdom
- 11 The SSE Hydro Glasgow, United Kingdom
- 12 The SSE Hydro Glasgow, United Kingdom
In 2018, Phil said that a Genesis reunion would only be possible if his son, Nicholas Collins, could take the stage to help his father on the drums. Since due to an injury, Phil is unable to play the instrument alone during a whole show.
In addition, Mike Rutherford toured with Phil Collins in his solo shows last year with his band Mike and the Mechanics.