27, 28 September | Genesis live in LEEDS | reports **SPOILERS**

  • Just managed to buy two tickets 30 mins ago to see tonight’s show as well - can’t wait. Same seating area as well on my way to the Leeds Arena now

  • The Arena in Leeds seems to be in a similar shape to Dublin's 3Arena


    Hydro in Glasgow is another round venue but a lot different to Leeds/3Arena as the standing area is a lot bigger thus allowing larger stage productions

  • I'd have politely told those two guys standing at the barrier, blocking people's view, to piss off.

    In the States, the floor stands up. I was surprised at the videos so far showing the first 20 rows sitting down. If you want to sit down, you get balcony seats.


    :)

  • Quick impressions having seen the show last night. Loved it. Had tried to avoid spoilers beforehand but failed miserably by buying the CD and then seeing the documentary on Youtube (which then offered up spoilery clips of the shows themselves even if I only saw the titles). Mind you, could have been worse, could have bought (or seen someone wearing) the setlist t-shirt!


    Did have slight concerns about Phil's voice as the show started but he improved as the show went on. I have also seen it said, possibly here and elsewhere, that acclimatising to how his voice sounds now also helps. I would agree with this. The backing singers were unobstrusive and helped fill out the vocals and hold some longer notes where needed. Phil was in great form though and held the audience in the palm of his hand.


    Having only seen them live once before on the 2007 tour I was happy with the additions this tour added. I thought the acoustic section was brilliant. Going off of the CD I had wondered if Fading Lights, The Cinema Show and Afterglow would be offered up as a new kind of medley. I like the idea but I'm not sure the transitions totally worked. Maybe could used some of the Fading Lights instrumental before seguing into Cinema Show.


    While everyone on stage performed well and the sound was great (even right up the top where I was sat) there's no question that the MVP award goes to the 'boy wonder' Nic Collins. I had read good things about his playing but it was still even better than I was expecting. Probably quite rightly deserved one of the biggest cheers of the night. Of course without him there would likely be no tour.


    If this is the end - which also seems likely - then I think this is a nice way for the band to bow out.

  • yes, from what i have seen Nic looks to be right in the groove. Looking forward to London shows....Duchess should be real highlight for me as one of my favs...although nothing from Trick or Abacab seems slightly at odds...but plenty of other classics included

  • Excellent from start to finish.


    The light show was cut down slightly, one less domino, and reduced afterglow/no spinning lights behind the screen etc, but it didn't detract from the excellent production.


    Musically spot on as you would expect. This band never put on a bad show. Some nice little additions from Nic and Daryl on bass.


    Sound excellent, even in the front seats with tiny satellite speakers. The bass tone in Mama was phenomenal.


    Phil's humour is the cherry on the top. I can't think of any other performer that does audience interaction as well. Anyone thinking he's past it (because he's sitting in a chair) is missing a great show. Watch those fingers carefully!

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  • I was referring to the unpredictable chant/clap count directions during the IKWIL audience participation.


    The tambourine 'dance' was a bit longer for this show.



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    Venue's like this need to up their game, the queues and ridiculous metal detector farce outside was not safe in any way. Covid secure it was not.

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  • Crowd seemed a little dead though compared to Birmingham and Manchester participations

  • didn't notice as they were behind me, but they all seem to be smiling in that video.


    there was a couple near me showing total disinterest, which is fine by me, much better than sitting next to chattering coke heads or behind selfish dancers. Very few phones out too, which is unusual and welcome.

  • Based on what I have heard from several people who saw multiple shows, Phil's voice gets better and yesterday's show in Leeds was his best so far.

    That would also be nice if his back spine would also improve :-) But it's just wishful thinking.