Posts by Ericm

    Is not only Genesis in 2021... It's rock in 2021. Rock is not what it used to be.

    Since when was live rock and roll ever perfect? Give me some talented musicians live on stage without a net, warts and all every time over a band trying to be album perfect.


    To me that’s what a rock and roll live show is. It’s spontaneous, it’s living and breathing right there in front of me. There’s nothing in music like a band on stage rocking and giving it their all.


    Sure, sometimes it’s tighter than others but it’s also pretty cool too seeing great performers playing in the moment and going off script when needed. Dealing live with whatever comes up. To me that’s the kind of thing that makes each show unique. Even if a set list doesn’t change from one show to the next.

    I think your set list looks about right but man if that ends up being the encore, I’m gonna be one bummed fan.


    Drop one of those please, and add in Squonk and I’d be thrilled. Also hoping for Abacab somewhere but think your take on it might be right.

    Going to Birmingham night 2 so hoepfully I'll have an idea what the setlist be like and when I can go for drinks/toilet breaks


    I'd be raging if I ended up missing Follow You Follow Me

    Haha, I totally get where you’re coming from. I saw several shows in 2007 and to this day whenever I hear Hold On My Heart, I have to pee.


    Having said that, a few bands I like to see live vary their set lists quite a bit, and they also have songs I’ll use for a drink/toilet run. It’s just a matter of when they’re played.

    I didn't mind knowing the setlist prior to going to my first show in 2007. I bought one of the Encore discs from the European leg so I could hear the show in the lead up to seeing them for myself.


    I understand the reasoning behind wanting the concert to have some surprises, but where Genesis is concerned I'm way too much of a newshound to even try to avoid spoilers.

    Same here. In fact I wanted to see several shows again but with the prices of the tix in 07, if it was going to be MTV days Genesis, I would only do one.


    I was pleasantly surprised to see a great range in their 07 set list, and getting plenty of old classics, I had no problem forking over some dough for a few shows. In fact, I regretted not doing more than the four I did.


    This time around, the same holds true. I’m definitely doing one show but if the set list covers all the eras again, I’m planning on doing at least two and probably three shows.

    That’s great Eric, I’m bringing my daughter to the show in Philly in December. Good father daughter bonding!

    Thanks Len.


    My daughter still talks about those shows. We had some great pics blown up and framed and a couple are hanging in both our homes.


    I hope you two have as great a time as we did. I’m sure you will because our guys always deliver. Enjoy your show.

    I remember there were a lot of fans in 2007 who brought their children to the shows was great to see how many generations attended the shows!

    Haha, I was one of them.


    I brought my daughter to two of the Philadelphia shows and she loved them. Granted she was a young woman of 22 by then but she was raised with Genesis music and finally got to see them live.


    We’ve enjoyed a lot of great concerts over the years but those two were real special, and ones neither of us will ever forget.

    Grabbed a ticket to the Raleigh NC show this morning and hoping the show actually goes on. I know it’s early but there’s a LOT of tix unsold.


    Ended up getting a better seat to the show, flight and room all for cheaper than what I would’ve spent for the same in Charlotte, even with taking Friday off work.

    ok. but this may also change until Genesis will be in the states. The UK / Ireland tour is earlier. I want to go to Glasgow. I hope this is possible then - I mean to travel etc. I am fully vaccinated, so that won't be a problem (for me).

    No question this policy could change by then. I just wanted to keep the forum informed on what’s happening right now.


    As far as I know not all States have this same requirement though.

    Besides a discussion about politics, we are all curious and waiting for the rules that apply to the upcoming gigs and that’s the time when we will have facts. In Europe, the Most likely way will be a vaccination proof or a negative test to access the concert.

    It might’ve been posted in another thread but Madison Square Garden in NYC is going to have their first full house concert in the next week or so with the Foo Fighters. Proof of vaccination is the only way to be allowed in.

    It seems to me to be quite simple- if horrific. The virus is real. The only real way out is by vaccination. Vaccinations require most people to have them to work. I count my blessings I live in a country where I can get hold of a vaccine and I am the envy of my friends and acquaintances in countries where vaccines are a distant hope. Anything else is secondary for now and whilst I am sure politics will be being played along the way, and freedoms curtailed, possible unnecessarily at times, that can wait until we are all (across the globe) as safe as we can be

    Well said.

    I would say the politicalization of the issue has led possibly to more deaths. There have been treatments banned, alternative views and information suppressed, all in the name of making this thing into more of a nightmarish scenario than it should be in reality. I know many folks don't believe this because it isn't "mainstream" thinking, but when freedoms are being quickly eroded it makes me think about the reasons why and what impact will this have on our future, both for us and future generations. And for the record, I am not a pro-Trump person.

    I really don’t want to make this a political thread but care to actually offer some evidence to support your claims? What treatments have been banned? Information suppressed? If you’re going to just throw stuff out there, how about backing it up?


    What exactly does “led possibly to more deaths” mean? :rolleyes: I mean isn’t the exact opposite “possibly” true as well?

    I think in Chicago, Philly and NYC yes it does but it appears Belmont and especially Boston 2 aren’t selling all that well.


    Belmont was a questionable place to me. It’s right outside NYC and while a brand new venue, it’s kind of flooding that market IMO.


    It reminds me of in 07 when they did 3 in Philly, a show in Hartford , DC, MSG and Boston, (all within driving distance of each other ) and all pretty much sold out but the outdoor stadium show at Giants Stadium, only a few miles outside NYC didn’t come close to selling out. Even though it was the only US outdoor show with the full big rig stage setup.


    I don’t remember how well the west coast shows sold in 07, but they did make a few stops out there, so I’m sure they must’ve sold well. I’d bet they’ll be a good demand for them if they add shows there in 22.

    Yes, it is in Elmont. I believe the reason it’s listed as Belmont Park is it’s pretty much on the grounds/adjacent to Belmont Park Race Track, the place where they run the 3rd leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown.


    Belmont Park is what is most familiar to people when referring to the town/city, and I’m honestly not sure where the “B” actually originated from, but Elmont itself is just a small little town. Really only known for the most part because of the Horse Track.


    When people hear Belmont, they know exactly the area being talked about. Elmont? Not so much.^^

    I think the fact they are adding shows speaks to a demand out there. I'm sure there will be more the following year if they stay relatively healthy.

    I think in Chicago, Philly and NYC yes it does but it appears Belmont and especially Boston 2 aren’t selling all that well.


    Belmont was a questionable place to me. It’s right outside NYC and while a brand new venue, it’s kind of flooding that market IMO.


    It reminds me of in 07 when they did 3 in Philly, a show in Hartford , DC, MSG and Boston, (all within driving distance of each other ) and all pretty much sold out but the outdoor stadium show at Giants Stadium, only a few miles outside NYC didn’t come close to selling out. Even though it was the only US outdoor show with the full big rig stage setup.


    I don’t remember how well the west coast shows sold in 07, but they did make a few stops out there, so I’m sure they must’ve sold well. I’d bet they’ll be a good demand for them if they add shows there in 22.

    if both legs of the tour happen without any cancellations/postponements, I’ll definitely be heading up to Boston to catch night 2 there and what looks like their last show ever.


    I regretted not going to the Hollywood Bowl shows in 07 (even with the rain shortened last show) because I thought they would be the last and don’t want to have that feeling again.


    I’m not really optimistic Boston 2 will be the last show though as my gut tells me they’ll be some rescheduling of European dates.


    Right now I’m heading to Charlotte and if any rescheduling of European dates happen, I’ll probably do Philly 2 instead of Boston 2.

    Wasn’t turn it on again the opener in ‘07? I love the beginning of the Sum of the Parts documentary, 50,000 strong in Helsinki, cheering for them, gives me chills every time I watch it. When Tony gives Phil that look before they take the stage and mouths something like “Let’s do it”. Phil looks primed and ready. Just awesome.

    No, they opened with an instrumental version of Behind The Lines in 07.


    I’m leaning towards Duchess this time around but I’d love it if it was Squonk. That was the first song I ever saw Genesis perform live, and to come full circle some 40+ years later would be a real treat.