Progressive rock legends Genesis tease 'comeback' with social media post, confirm UK tour in 2020
Genesis have teased the news with posts on Instagram of a possible reunion with a tour in the UK at the end of 2020
Progressive pop/rock powerhouse Genesis may very well be due for a comeback with a tour in the UK, according to reports. Rumors of a reunion have been swirling since members of the band were spotted at a Knicks game together earlier this year.
The English band consisting of Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford, now all aged 69, left a transcendent mark on rock and roll in the 1970s and 1980s with hits like 'Misunderstanding', 'Mama', 'Turn it on Again', and 'Land of Confusion'. They have garnered a total of 21 UK Top 40 hits as well as six No 1 albums. They have sold more than 100 million records worldwide since releasing their debut 'From Genesis to Revelation' in 1969.
Their 15th studio album 'Calling All Stations' released in 1997 but the band has not performed together since 2007 when they marked their 40th anniversary. According to The Sun, Phil Collins did make a mention in 2018 of a possible reunion for the band, but on the condition that his son Nicholas joined as their drummer since he can no longer play the instrument due to nerve damage. At the time, he said, “I can’t imagine what it would be like if I didn’t play the drums, but anything is possible".
The band shared a post on the Genesis Instagram account which said "And then there were three", according to The Sun, but have since removed it. There is another post on their Instagram with a possible reunion tease in the caption, "But he waits everyday now. And he's just waiting for something to show (sic)", which are lyrics from their 1981 hit 'Man on the Corner'.
The group will announce their comeback on the Radio 2 breakfast show on Wednesday morning, March 4.
Genesis will perform in multiple arenas across the UK in November and December with tickets going on sale later this month, although Peter Gabriel the original frontman of the band is not expected to be involved in the series of shows.