As he's toured Selling England and Seconds Out, does he have any plans to do the Lamb?
We went to queue at the Free Trade Hall in '76 as well. Caught the train up to Manchester on the Sunday evening and arrived to find a show was just finishing and crowds of people were exiting the venue, but no sign of a queue for Genesis tickets. Asked about it and were told they'd put them on sale earlier than had been advertised in the music press and they were now sold out. After a brief moment of panic we decided to phone all the other venues in travellable distance, not really expecting any success this late on a Sunday night, but surprisingly got a reply from the Liverpool Empire who confirmed they would be on sale at 9:00am on Monday. Caught the train over to Liverpool but when we got to the Empire around midnight there was no sign of a queue again. When I'd queued overnight for tickets for the Lamb tour the queue had started forming early evening, so the alarm bells were already ringing but we decided to stick it out anyway even if something didn't seem quite right. In any case by then there were no trains back home so we were stuck there overnight anyway. Absolutely freezing cold night with ice forming on the pavement, we has a space blanket each to keep warm and a bottle of whisky for sustenance but in the end had to take it in turns to jog around St George's Hall opposite the Empire to keep warm. By morning a big queue had formed and we felt a bit better that we were not only in the right place at the right time after all but were in prime position at the front. Then around 9:00 a guy came out of the theatre and explained that tickets couldn't go on sale after all as there had been a delay at the printers and they hadn't received the tickets yet. Word got passed down the queue and things looked like they might turn a bit ugly, so we appealed to the guy's better nature and he said he'd see what he could do. Eventually he came out again and said if we went into the box office and booked our seats they'd give everyone an envelope for us to address and they'd send them on to us when they received them. Got four tickets each for both the early and late shows and later managed to get a spare front row seat for Manchester from a friend , plus Birmingham and London from postal applications and then got down to London again for two of the Earls Court shows in June, the most gigs I ever managed in a single tour.
Starting in 1972 this is the final tally:
Foxtrot '72 - Stoke Trentham Gardens
Foxtrot '73 - Manchester Free Trade Hall
Selling England '73 - Manchester Opera House
Lamb '75 - Manchester Palace Theatre both nights
TOTT '76 - Hammersmith Odeon two nights, Stafford Bingley Hall
W&W '77 - London Rainbow, Birmingham Odeon, Manchester Free Trade Hall, Liverpool Empire early and late shows, London Earls Court 2 nights.
ATTWT '78 - Knebworth
Duke '80 - Birmingham Odeon, Manchester Apollo, Stoke Trentham Gardens, Liverpool Empire both nights
Abacab '81 - Cologne Sporthalle, London Wembley Arena 2 nights, Birmingham NEC 2 nights
Encore '82 - Hamburg Wihelm Koch Stadium, Birmingham NEC 2 nights, Deeside Leisure Centre, London Marquee
Six of the Best '82 - Milton Keynes Bowl
Mama '84 - Birmingham NEC 4 nights
IT '87- Leeds Roundhay Park, London Wembley Stadium
Silver Clef Concert '90 - Knebworth
WCD '92- Leeds Roundhay Park, London Earls Court
CAS '98 - Birmingham NEC
TIOA '07 - Manchester Old Trafford
And that's it for me. Won't be going to the Last Domino tour if/when it happens, not really interested anymore and wouldn't pay that sort of money to see anyone anyway. In hinsight I think I hung on a few years too long after my enthusiasm had waned a bit, I think you can see that from the list, down to one or two shows per tour when we get to the mid-80s. Regret not being a couple of years older so I could have seen them with Ant and a few more times pre-Foxtrot, the 69-72 period is my favourite era.
Quite the haul there. Saw them at the Silver Cleff thing as well.
Genesis reveal brand new behind-the-scenes rehearsal photos
Genesis have rescheduled their UK and Ireland reunion tour to 2021
Genesis have allowed Prog Magazine a sneak preview of rehearsals that are underway for the band's 2021 The Last Domino? tour.
We bring you some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos taken as the band rehearse for the forthcoming and much anticipated live dates for next year.
"Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins have reunited in London and started rehearsals for the forthcoming Genesis The Last Domino? Tour which starts in April," reports our spy in the camp.
"The three old friends are playing together again for the first time since the Turn It On Again: The Tour in 2007. Joined by Nic Collins on drums, and long time lead guitar and bass player Daryl Stuermer, they are sounding incredible."
Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford had been due to kick off The Last Domino? tour in Dublin on November 16 and wrap up with two nights in Glasgow on December 11 and 12. But due to restrictions on mass gatherings still in place, the trio have moved all the shows into April next year.
All tickets previously purchased for the 2020 dates will remain valid for the new shows.
The Last Domino? tour will be the first gigs Genesis have played since 2007, with Phil Collins previously telling Prog: “There were more reasons to do it than not to do it. If we had to do it the way we used to tour, I don't think I'd be doing it. But nowadays it can be done differently, and I've been doing that for the last couple of years.
Banks added: “After Phil finished his own tour, everybody thought, ‘We could talk about it and see whether it’s a good idea.’
“Once we decided it was a possibility, we wanted to see how it would work out when we played together. So we spent a couple of weeks in January in New York seeing how it sounded. People asked, ‘Why are you here?’ We just said, ‘Oh, for a wedding.’”
The song list from the tour FB page. Given as rehearsed songs. No SR, which doesn't fit with the the Prog article. Internet chit chat, nothing more. Same as everywhere else.
Many too Many
Throwing it all away
Medley - the lamb, cinema, IKWIL, FOF
Acoustic set - I cant dance, FYFM, In too deep
Surprised the Milton Keynes gig is so low in percentages. Anyway, that and every tour from Duke onwards. And the next one.
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight
We're happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland