Friday, April 27, 2007

Denver & Pittsburgh announced

Genesis have added 2 more dates to the North American tour. The first at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on October 6th and September 9th at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ticket details to follow.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

More press from the rehearsals

Here are a list of articles (all in French) surrounding the rehearsals for the upcoming tour that have appeared in the last 24-36 hours.  [english] [english]

Thanks to Sylvain from the messageboards for the translations!

Back to school

This article appeared on 2 Swiss newspaper websites today.

Rock group Genesis rehearses in school

Phil Collins and his legendary band, reassembled for the first time in several years, are discreetly preparing for their next tour in the Vaud village of Cossonay.

It looks like any other day in the backyard of Pré-aux-Moines school in Cossonay. The only evidence that one of the world's most famous rock groups might be around is a pile of 30 metal boxes near the school's entrance. They are tagged with the names of Genesis, the legendary British art-rock band begun in the 1970s. No sign of groupies around the premises either, as the group, disbanded for more than 10 years, prepares to reunite for another tour.

The band has been rehearsing the songs for its Turn it on again tour for the past two days in the Vaud village of Cossonay. Drummer and lead singer Phil Collins, a resident in Vaud for several years, wanted to work close to where his family lives. The band appreciates the relaxed atmosphere of the place. “Swiss people are quiet, nobody has disturbed us,” bass player Mike Rutherford told Lausanne's 24 heures newspaper.

The band decided to get back together again in 2006. Their last world tour dates back to 1993. “We have two weeks of rehearsal in front of us." Rutherford said. "For the moment, we are not nervous yet, but it will come.” Although the group is practising in Vaud, it will not be performing in nearby Lausanne or Geneva. The only Swiss date on Genesis's European tour is a June 17 stop in Berne at the Stade de la Suisse.

Friday, April 20, 2007

And they never told us??

The band appeared live at the Lincoln Center in New Yor City on April 17th, alongside artists such as Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger and Crosby, Stills & Nash. The occasion was a tribute to Ahmet Ertegun - the Atlantic Records guru who passed away last year.

Mike, Tony and Phil were joined on stage by Daryl and they performed an acoustic rendition of 'Follow You, Follow Me'. with all 3 of acoustic guitars. Their performance was preceded by Phil's spot of him singing 'In The Air Tonight' on the piano.

You view photos here.

Yet more dates and more to come

Due to overwhelming demand, a 3rd night has been added for the United Center in Chicago on October 4th. Tickets on sale April 23rd 10amET.

New York City gets a date at the Madison Square Garden on September 25th tickets going on sale April 30th 9amET.

And there is more...

According to a post on the official message boards, more dates are going to be announced in the 1st week of May.

Monday, April 16, 2007

New Dates

Officially announced today, the band have added an extra show at the Hollywood Bowl in LA on October 13th and a new date on October 10th at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA.

General ticket sales go on sale on April 21st for Sacramento and April 22nd for LA. Both start at 10.00am PT.


Daryl appeared on Milwaukee public radio station WUWM this morning.

Daryl Stuermer talks with Bonnie North about his beginnings in Milwaukee; his newest album "Go," which will be released later this week, and the upcoming Genesis reunion tour, which gets underway in Europe this summer.

You can re-listen to the 16 minute interview here.

Friday, April 13, 2007

US 5.1 releases pushed back

Rhino Records has put back the release of the 1976-82 Box set and individual albums until May 15th. Read the press release here.

You can pre-order them from the Rhino Records website:

Box Set / A Trick of the Tail / Wind & Wuthering / ...and then there were three / Duke / Abacab

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

News Roundup

Apologies for the lack of updates recently. But here's what's been happening lately.

There was a recent interview with the band  in The Sun newspaper in which they mainly talked about their past history and the recently released album remasters.

Our friends at the It - German Genesis Fanclub website have published their in-depth interview with sideman Daryl Stuermer. In it, he talks about his past career, his solo work including his new album, Go, as well as the impending Genesis tour. He also makes a suggestion that Rutherford will be using a double-neck guitar on this tour! You can read the full interview here.

SPOILER! There is a discussion going on at the Official Forum concerning the songs that the band apparently rehearsed during their 2 weeks in NYC in October of 2006. Read it here, if you dare!

And finally, it was confirmed today that Genesis will be participating in the Live Earth concert, where they will open the UK event at the new Wembley Stadium on July 7th with a 20-25 minute set. Tickets will be priced at £55 and will be offered via a ballot system to make it fair.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Forthcoming radio slots

In the run-up to the tour rehearsals, the band will be appearing in interviews on several radio stations in the coming weeks. All times are BST (British Summer Time).

  • Tony and Mike will be talking to David "Kid" Jensen on his Capital Radio Gold show tomorrow (31st) between 9.00am and 12pm.
  • Mike Sweeney's Rock Show Special will air between 10.00pm and 1.00am on Good Friday (April 6th), and a regular feature on the band will run for 15 more weeks on this show thereafter.
  • April 9th (Easter Monday) will see interviews on Real & Century Radio 1.00-2.00pm, and Rock Radio 96.3 on the Willie Docherty show between 6.00 and 7.00pm.
  • DJ Leona Graham will have a feature on either Virgin Radio or Virgin Classic Rock on April 20th between 6.00 and 7.00pm with a repeat 2 days later (April 22nd).
  • Tony will feature on BBC Radio 2's feature, Tracks of our Years week beginning April 30th.
  • Capital Gold will have a feature on their Planet Rock segment. Details TBA.

More details when we get them.