A few bits from the band's appearance on BBC radio 2 today for anyone unable to hear it (I sent separate posts as it happened but have piled them into this one, hence the deletions below).
The main trigger for the tour was Banks & Rutherford seeing Collins's show at the London Royal Albert Hall. Seeing Nic drumming got them thinking. They had the conversation and it took shape. Rutherford said "it seemed a natural moment, we're good friends and we're all above grass." He added that it felt good starting to play the Genesis stuff again and that he's missed it. He said the long UK tour is to make up for having played only 2 gigs there in 28 years.
Collins said he is going to try his best to drum on "some bits". They will be working on deciding which "bits". He apologised for his slow faltering speaking, saying he's been ill. he also said they'll be considering songs they haven't done for a while (though technically that could be anything!), and that there are some songs they feel they have to play, or the audience will feel short-changed.
Banks lightheartedly said Nic and Daryl know the material better than he does and he's been having to catch up with them.
Presenter: "I hope you do some full 10-minute versions of epics and I really hope you do The Brazilian!" followed by general groaning laughter. Mike, mock ruefully: "Oh well Tony will be pleased..." Tony: "Yeah I like that one, let's do the Brazilian!"
I Can't Dance was played during the interview, Mama played at the end.
Tickets presale today/tomorrow, general on sale Friday. BBC website coverage reveals the name of the tour as "The Last Domino?"