Genesis May Actually Tour North America After All


Genesis may be the least likely of Classic Rock bands to reform for a reunion tour of America. It's been years since they've put out new studio music (actually decades - their last album effort was Calling All Stations in 1997) and Phil Collins has been dealing with his nerve issues which limits his ability to play the drums. But in a recent interview, Genesis bassist and guitarist Mike Rutherford indicated that the legendary outfit may bring their twice-postponed European tour across the pond after all.

The band announced The Last Domino? reunion tour a year ago just before the coronavirus onslaught stopped the world's live music business cold. The scheduled U.K. and Irish shows for November and December 2020 were postponed first to this spring and now to this fall.

In a new podcast with Rockonteurs, Rutherford mentioned that he doubted the U.K. and Ireland dates would actually happen this fall (“I can’t see it at the moment”), but he could see the band playing some North American shows late in the year.

“American shows might be in November [on the East Coast],” Rutherford said. “They are confident, they want to do it.” .

A lot of elements, including the defeat of the current ongoing medical crisis, would have to line up to allow this to happen, but it's nice for Stateside Genesis fans to dream, isn't it? It would mark the first live shows for the trio since 2007, when Phil Collins returned to the lineup of Rutherford and keyboardist Tony Banks after 15 years. The upcoming tour dates in England and Ireland (and hopefully America) will not feature former singer and co-founder Peter Gabriel (who left the band in 1975 after The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway) or guitarist Steve Hackett who played with the band until 1977.

(L-R) Tony Banks, Phil Collinsand Mike R

(L-R) Tony Banks, Phil Collinsand Mike R