Genesis will REUNITE for a UK tour
Genesis to REUNITE for a UK tour 13 years after their last show… despite Phil Collins, 69, admitting he can’t drum since his back surgery
Genesis are set to reunite for a UK tour, 13 years after their last performance.
The iconic band are set to officially announce their revival on Zoe Ball’s Radio 2 Breakfast Show on Wednesday, but appeared to confirm the news on Instagram on Monday.
It’s thought that Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks, all 69, will join forces for the tour, and Peter Gabriel, 70, is not expected to be involved.
We’re getting back together! Genesis are set to reunite for a UK tour, 13 years after their last performance. The band confirmed the news with a throwback Instagram on Monday
On Tuesday Genesis’ official Instagram account posted a throwback snap of the band with the caption: ‘And then there were three.’
According to The Sun, the band will take to the stage in multiple UK venues across the UK in November and December, with tickets set to go on sale later this month.
The band released their debut album back in 1969, and have gone onto sell more than 100 million records.
Exciting: The legendary band posted a throwback message that appeared to confirm their reunion. It’s thought they will officially announce the news on Radio 2 on Wednesday
Surprising: It comes despite Phil Collins insisting he wouldn’t be able to drum for the band, after nerve damage left him struggling to walk (pictured performing in June 2019)
They also scored 21 UK Top 40 hits and six Number One albums, and released their last compilation back in 1997.
Genesis last performed together in 2007, to mark their 40th anniversary, and it comes two months after the band sparked reunion rumours when they were reportedly spotted watching the basketball together in New York City.
According to Rolling Stone, a Genesis fan site shared snaps of Phil, Mike and Tony together at a match to watch the New York Knicks.
Iconic: It’s thought that Phil, Mike Rutherford (left) and Tony Banks, all 69, will join forces for the tour, which will take place across the UK in November and December (pictured in 1983)
Phil’s involvement also comes after he admitted he wouldn’t be able to drum for the band should they decide to reunite, insisting his son Nicholas, 19, would have to play in his place.
It comes after the legendary hitmaker underwent multiple back surgeries, which have left him struggling to stand.
He told Rolling Stone: ‘I’m saying this to you… I haven’t really said it to Tony and Mike did mention to Tony very quietly if we did anything again it would be with Nic on drums. He kind of didn’t say no. But I’m not sure if he heard me or not.’
Last year Mike also hinted that a reunion could be on the cards, saying on Good Morning Britain: ‘I’ve always said, for years, never say never and we did the tour 10 years ago… Who knows?
‘Phil (Collins) is in good shape now out touring, his son (Nic) is drumming – fantastic drummer. Never say never.’
Old times: The band’s last performance together came in 2007, when they reunited to celebrate their 40th Anniversary (pictured in 2008)
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