“Rockers Genesis plan reunion tour
Collins left the band in 1996 to pursue solo projects
Rock veterans Genesis are to reform, 10 years after frontman Phil Collins left.
Collins, 55, with guitarist Mike Rutherford, 56, and keyboardist Tony Banks, 56, have agreed to take part in a major tour.
Genesis sold over 130 million albums during the ’70s and ’80s, despite losing singer Peter Gabriel in 1975.
A spokesman said specific details of the tour and “long term plans” including possible new material would be announced in the next few weeks.
The group was formed by Rutherford, Banks and Gabriel at Charterhouse public school in the 1960s.
Collins joined as drummer in 1970 and initially the band enjoyed cult success.
They only hit the commercial big time with hits like I Can’t Dance, Mama and Invisible Touch after Gabriel left.
Collins had already voiced interest in a reunion before he announced his split from Orianne, his wife of six years, in March.”
I heard about this on the news this morning and was so excited I had to post here. Genesis was my first concert back in 1983 at the old Richfield Coliseum, and we have all their albums (LP’s, cassettes and CD’s make up the collection – they’re not all on one format). My daughter even teases me about liking the band and “that old bald guy.” Ha ha.
HOME BY THE SEA (1983) from Genesis Genesis (one of the many Genesis songs we played in our band)
Creeping up the blind side, shinning up the wall
Stealing thru the dark of night
Climbing thru a window, stepping to the floor
Checking to the left and the right
Picking up the pieces, putting them away
Something doesn’t feel quite right
Help me someone, let me out of here
Then out of the dark was suddenly heard
Welcome to the home by the sea