Which GENESIS tours did you see?

  • Hey, are you going to see The Musical Box November 20th? I see they are playing in Chicago. I have tickets to see them the following weekend in Philly. We saw The Genesis Show tribute band last month in New Jersey and my girlfriend was royally disappointed that they didn't play Supper's Ready (first time I've seen them when they didn't play SR). I've assured her (stupidly perhaps) that TMB will play SR. Just wondering if maybe you would mind posting a short review of TMB concert in the Cover Bands thread (if you see them on the 20th and if you have time). Thanks.


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    If I had to guess? Maybe not SR. It's such a long piece, I'd assume that unless they are recreating a specific tour where they played it, they'll keep it out, to make room for other songs. I could of course be wrong, but that's my guess.


    So, maybe I'm mistaken about that then...


    https://www.setlist.fm/setlist…westbury-ny-438aff87.html

  • Thanks for taking the time to look that up. From the setlists I’ve seen online since I first asked it looks like sometimes they play SR as the final encore and sometimes they play TMB. Keeping my fingers crossed they play SR in Philly.

    According to their site, they are playing 2 shows that night near Philly? I wonder then if they'll play TMB for one of them, and SR for the other. For your sake, I hope you're at an SR show.



    I'd never see a tribute band of any kind but good for them for doing LFS.

    I respect that decision. I think I was originally a little averse to seeing a "tribute band". But then I started thinking of it less as a tribute band, and more as a night at the symphony or theater. I'm excited to listen to the CSO play a night of Beethoven, or see Les Miserables or something, even though nobody on stage was associated with the actual writing of the music. That's not to say you need to do the same; to each their own. But I'm glad I decided to see TMB (more than a few times now). I didn't get to see Genesis back in the day, so it's nice (for me at least) to experience someone else's version of it. Your mileage may vary, as they say.

  • I think I was originally a little averse to seeing a "tribute band". But then I started thinking of it less as a tribute band, and more as a night at the symphony or theater. I'm excited to listen to the CSO play a night of Beethoven, or see Les Miserables or something, even though nobody on stage was associated with the actual writing of the music. That's not to say you need to do the same; to each their own. But I'm glad I decided to see TMB (more than a few times now). I didn't get to see Genesis back in the day, so it's nice (for me at least) to experience someone else's version of it. Your mileage may vary, as they say.

    This all makes absolute sense to me and exactly the approach I imagine most attendees at tribute band gigs will have. It's not for me at all but I completely get the appeal. Very interesting, your symphony/theatre take on it. One of my main "eeeuurrrgggh, no!" reactions is when I see slavish recreations of specific Genesis tours, complete with outfits, props etc and the PG performer doing (eg) the 'lawnmower' mime - I've seen a clip of that and it made me cringe. The cringe factor lessens slightly when thought of in your "night at the theatre" context.


    I appreciate that do to a decent Genesis tribute show they have to be excellent musicians, kudos to them for that. A band just playing a good mix of 5/4/3-man straight with no theatrical recreation would come closest to tempting me, but ultimately not enough to actually go. Even more so after the Last Domino tour has ended.

    Abandon all reason

  • According to their site, they are playing 2 shows that night near Philly? I wonder then if they'll play TMB for one of them, and SR for the other. For your sake, I hope you're at an SR show.



    I respect that decision. I think I was originally a little averse to seeing a "tribute band". But then I started thinking of it less as a tribute band, and more as a night at the symphony or theater. I'm excited to listen to the CSO play a night of Beethoven, or see Les Miserables or something, even though nobody on stage was associated with the actual writing of the music. That's not to say you need to do the same; to each their own. But I'm glad I decided to see TMB (more than a few times now). I didn't get to see Genesis back in the day, so it's nice (for me at least) to experience someone else's version of it. Your mileage may vary, as they say.

    Two shows in one night? 1970 called, they want their concert schedule back 😂

  • Two shows in one night? 1970 called, they want their concert schedule back 😂

    Crap. Just checked my tickets. They are for the 10:00 show. At my age that’s nearly past my bedtime lol. I suspect that also means to keep the setlist shorter at the late show we may get TMB instead of SR as the encore.

  • Saw my first show in 1981. The vari-lites were brand new and still experimental, but it was mind-blowing nonetheless, especially during In The Cage, when the lights all focused at once on Phil. Everyone in the audience just gasped!


    Saw every tour after, except the Invisible Touch tour, because they skipped Montreal, for some mysterious reason that I've never been able to find, and the We Can't Dance show because I was out of town that weekend. I'm not very sorry I missed the WCD tour, because it was the worst setlist in the band's history.


    I had tickets for the Calling All Stations tour, but we all know what happened...


    If I could go back in time and see one of these shows again, it would be the Mama tour, no doubt.

  • I saw them on the We Can't Dance tour at Earls Court - a really good concert. PC seemed a little subdued and I put it down to fatigue at the end of the tour. But it didn't matter. I particularly liked the old medley and Home By the Sea. Great band.

  • I can now add two more to my "final" Genesis concert list that started (1973) and ended in Montreal:


    Montreal Bell center - November 22 -23, 2021 Last Domino Tour 2021.


    Total shows= 12

  • I can now add two more to my "final" Genesis concert list that started (1973) and ended in Montreal:


    Montreal Bell center - November 22 -23, 2021 Last Domino Tour 2021.


    Total shows= 12

    12? That's the number of times I saw Yes, from my first show in 1984 (90125 tour) until my last ever (2004 tour.)