Rock band Genesis to reunite for first tour in 13 years

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British rock band Genesis have confirmed they are reforming for a 2020 tour — their first in 13 years.

Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford made the announcement during an appearance on Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 breakfast show Wednesday morning.

Revealing details of their comeback tour, they said they will perform a series of shows across the UK later this year.

Mike and the Mechanics in concert
British guitarist Mike Rutherford performs with the band Mike and the Mechanics on stage as an opener for Phil Collins’ ‘Not Dead Yet’ tour, in Berlin, Germany, 07 June 2019. EPA-EFE/CLEMENS BILAN

The trio — the band’s classic line-up — will be joined by Collins’ 18-year-old son Nicholas on drums and longstanding associate Daryl Stuermer on guitar and bass.

Founding member Peter Gabriel, who left the band in 1975, will not take part.

Collins, whose voice was croaky after a recent illness, said the set list was still coming together.

“There are songs that you feel you have to play because the audience would feel cheated if you didn’t,” he told Ball.

“There are a few old dogs that won’t be running,” he added, saying songs that were “based more on my drumming” would be dropped.

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