Genesis reunion after 13 years would start by the end of 2020 but the pandemic postponed the concerts to 2021. Phil Collins, Mike Rutheford and Tony Banks released now a video of their rehearsal for the concerts. The teaser shows the band at full steam with Collins’ son playing the drums.
The band said about the video: “We’re ready, but the world isn’t… yet! Genesis are rescheduling their April UK and Irish tour dates for autumn 2021 in light of the ongoing pandemic. ‘The Last Domino?’ Tour 2021 will now start in Dublin on 15th September.”
Watch Genesis rehearsal for new reunion:
“We’re ready, but the world isn’t… yet!”
Genesis are rescheduling their April UK and Irish tour dates for autumn 2021 in light of the ongoing pandemic. ‘The Last Domino?’ Tour 2021 will now start in Dublin on 15th September.https://t.co/PwtNfBhTOE pic.twitter.com/tWA6NE4cmc
— Genesis (@genesis_band) January 22, 2021
Genesis rescheduled 2021 tour dates:
- 15 SEP 3 ARENA DUBLIN
- 16 SEP 3 ARENA DUBLIN
- 18 SEP SSE ARENA BELFAST
- 20 SEP UTILITA ARENA BIRMINGHAM BUY NOW
- 21 SEP UTILITA ARENA BIRMINGHAM
- 22 SEP UTILITA ARENA BIRMINGHAM
- 24 SEP MANCHESTER ARENA MANCHESTER
- 25 SEP MANCHESTER ARENA MANCHESTER
- 27 SEP FIRST DIRECT ARENA LEEDS
- 28 SEP FIRST DIRECT ARENA LEEDS
- 30 SEP UTILITA ARENA NEWCASTLE
- 01 OCT UTILITA ARENA NEWCASTLE
- 03 OCT M&S BANK ARENA LIVERPOOL
- 04 OCT M&S BANK ARENA LIVERPOOL
- 07 OCT SSE HYDRO ARENA GLASGOW
- 08 OCT SSE HYDRO ARENA GLASGOW
- 11 OCT O2 ARENA LONDON
- 12 OCT O2 ARENA LONDON
- 13 OCT O2 ARENA LONDON
Possible Genesis 2021 Setlist
Since Genesis haven’t released any new songs after their reunion tour in 2007, the possible setlist of the band in this year’s tour will be similar. With many classics on the list like “Turn It On Again”, “Land of Confusion”, “Home by the Sea”, “Follow You Follow Me”, “Mama”, “Throwing It All Away”, “Invisible Touch” and “I Can’t Dance”.
About the setlist, Tony Banks said to BBC Radio 2 last year:
“There are songs that you feel you have to play because the audience would feel cheated if you didn’t. There are a few old dogs that won’t be running.”
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.
Mike Rutherford toured with Phil Collins in his solo shows last year with his band Mike and the Mechanics.