GENESIS - UK/Ireland Tour 2020 rescheduled for FALL 2021

  • Well, it might happen that the UK will find a way to make these shows happen (i.e. vaccination etc).

    But then you have plenty of tickets sold to fans outside the UK. And they might come from countries that are behind their schedule. Also, I assume they may introduce some sort of vaccination pass to let people in ...


    having said that, should the September shows happen, that would produce a lot of disappoinment among fans as well (those who cannot attend)

    ... make tomorrow today!

  • Well, it might happen that the UK will find a way to make these shows happen (i.e. vaccination etc).

    But then you have plenty of tickets sold to fans outside the UK. And they might come from countries that are behind their schedule. Also, I assume they may introduce some sort of vaccination pass to let people in

    Anyone who cannot attend rescheduled dates is entitled to a full refund. As for "vaccination passes", even if such a highly controversial item comes to pass venues will not want to have to deal with them as when tickets were originally sold, there was no such caveat for entry. I suspect an "all-or-no-one" approach will prevail.


    Phil Morris

  • Thinking a bit more positive about the Dublin shows happening . Looking at the 3Arena website Snoop Dogg is playing the 12th September with 3 days free before Night 1 of Genesis. I imagine they may do a few rehearsals those days in the Arena September is still a long way away and as we know Covid is so unpredictable.

    Imagine how good the summer could be knowing we have the tour to look forward to for the Autumn

  • Thinking a bit more positive about the Dublin shows happening . Looking at the 3Arena website Snoop Dogg is playing the 12th September with 3 days free before Night 1 of Genesis. I imagine they may do a few rehearsals those days in the Arena September is still a long way away and as we know Covid is so unpredictable.

    Imagine how good the summer could be knowing we have the tour to look forward to for the Autumn

    What a small world. I saw Snoop Dogg in that arena maybe 2006 or 2007. It might still have been The Point then. He put on a brief but phenomenal show. He sprinted onto the stage draped in an Irish flag and the crowd went completely berserk! It was brilliant entertainment. If I could see him and Genesis in the same week in the same venue, I'd be a content man.


    Fingers crossed it works out in Dublin. I think the rollout will accelerate. I retain deep enough reservations that a throng of people inside screaming at the top of their lungs will come to pass that soon but hopefully!!


    Btw, imagine if Snoop Dogg and Genesis co-headlined a tour where their sets were covers of each others songs. HAHA 😆

  • Sadly my confidence in the gig happening in September is going down hill fast, were in a bad place in the Republic of Ireland in terms of the Vaccine roll out and having an over cautious government/health officials. 6 Months time is still a bit away but no way can i see us having enough people vaccinated and allowing large mass gatherings


    Id almost travel over to one of the UK shows if those dates go ahead with the Dublin shows cancelled

  • Don’t think it will be a problem in the UK, but it’s unrealistic to think everybody who owns a ticket can attend (personal reasons left aside).
    we will see ...

  • Can’t see these shows happening at all this year just got news Steven Wilson has completely cancelled his tour now. Also Nick Mason Saucerful of Secrets have yet again cancelled the twice re arranged dates. No chance. Was feeling optimistic due to the vaccine roll out been such a success, but I didn’t factor in the people from abroad whom have probably bought a lot of tickets. Unfortunately I doubt they will be able to come to the UK to see these shows. Just ain’t going to happen, this virus is causing never ending cancellations and it’s showing no sign of getting any better sadly.

  • Can’t see these shows happening at all this year just got news Steven Wilson has completely cancelled his tour now. Also Nick Mason Saucerful of Secrets have yet again cancelled the twice re arranged dates. No chance. Was feeling optimistic due to the vaccine roll out been such a success, but I didn’t factor in the people from abroad whom have probably bought a lot of tickets. Unfortunately I doubt they will be able to come to the UK to see these shows. Just ain’t going to happen, this virus is causing never ending cancellations and it’s showing no sign of getting any better sadly.

    Compared to what Nick Mason did as you say, Roger Waters has only announced that the whole 2020 tour had been postponed but gave no new dates. His notice ended by saying: "If it saves ONE life, it is worth it."

    But sad thing is, they are both not getting any younger to still be touring :-(


    From my end, I'm excited to share the news that I have my appointment to receive my first annoculation vaccine next Monday, YAY!! :-)

  • On a similar note I had an open air show booked for June this year which has now been put back three months to September 21st. You would have hopefully thought that an Open air concert event in June would be feasible ?. How they consider three months is going to make a difference !!. And to boot all the hotel and transport particulars that I’ve had booked to re arrange (got a great deal on the hotel which for the new date is £40 more!!) . The group is Biffy Clyro if anyone is interested. So now every concert that I’ve got booked has had an alternative date pencilled in now, some of them have been changed twice and one show three times. As yet I’ve had no doubling up of dates which is a miracle but there is time !!.

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  • Although I tend to be optimistic, I have a bad feeling this tour won’t be happening at all and we will have some sort of documentary instead, about the last effort of the band that was stopped by Covid.
    They have filmed the rehearsals, so that’s an option.

    I still hike they will find a way to make this tour happen, but I have my doubts. Packed arenas with fans from all over Europe and even beyond ... not sure.

  • I know quite a few musicians, from part timers who play small gigs to a couple of A-listers. In the last two weeks they've all started taking bookings for indoor and outdoor events beginning in July. Music venues of all sizes in England are gearing up in anticipation of reopening.


    The caveat is that if opening stuff up over the summer causes serious increases in infection rates or deaths and hospitalisations, there will be rethinks on Autumn and winter events.


    We're at a point where something like 60% of the UK will have immunity very soon due to vaccines and people recovered from infection. By September we will easily have hit that 75% needed for "herd immunity" though there remains concern over new variants (escaped mutants as the scientists actually call them!) and in all likelihood we won't be able to welcome many visitors from abroad. I don't know how many ticket holders are from outside the UK, I'd assume most are UK residents so the current concerts in the UK are fairly likely to go ahead.

  • I know quite a few musicians, from part timers who play small gigs to a couple of A-listers. In the last two weeks they've all started taking bookings for indoor and outdoor events beginning in July. Music venues of all sizes in England are gearing up in anticipation of reopening.


    The caveat is that if opening stuff up over the summer causes serious increases in infection rates or deaths and hospitalisations, there will be rethinks on Autumn and winter events.


    We're at a point where something like 60% of the UK will have immunity very soon due to vaccines and people recovered from infection. By September we will easily have hit that 75% needed for "herd immunity" though there remains concern over new variants (escaped mutants as the scientists actually call them!) and in all likelihood we won't be able to welcome many visitors from abroad. I don't know how many ticket holders are from outside the UK, I'd assume most are UK residents so the current concerts in the UK are fairly likely to go ahead.

    Not sure how you get 60% of the UK? Bear in mind that most people have only had one shot of vaccine. Also, some concerts are still being rescheduled for 2022.

  • Not sure how you get 60% of the UK? Bear in mind that most people have only had one shot of vaccine. Also, some concerts are still being rescheduled for 2022.

    I thought the same. And: Would they really go for something like "you can only enter the venue when you are fully vaccinated"? I doubt that.

  • These directives are being floated by an inept govt machine, who rule out something happening to see how that floats on twitter, various polls, and in the newspapers, and then rule it back in weeks later, with knobs on. The uncertainty and constant backtracking is not doing much for the health of the nation.


    If they rule out swathes of an audience because they haven't been vaccinated or had a test, or are a bit hot because it's a sunny day, that's a nice bit of automatic social distancing via the backdoor. I doubt the ticket agents, or the venue care if people are left out on the concourse, they've been treating customers with contempt for ages.


    The promoters should put it back to summer 2022, NOW. So the prospective audience can relax until these rules are sorted out properly.


    The "we've offered all these people vaccine's" spin, is not all it seems. NO GP, no jab, for a start.

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