British rock band Genesis has affirmed they are changing for a 2020 tour – they’re first in 13 years.
Phil Collins, Tony Banks, and Mike Rutherford showed up on Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 breakfast show Wednesday morning.
Uncovering subtleties of their rebound tour, they said they will play out a series of shows over the UK not long from now.
The trio – the band’s classic line-up – will be joined by Collins’ 18-year-old child Nicholas on drums and longstanding partner Daryl Stuermer on guitar and bass.
Founding member Peter Gabriel, who left the band in 1975, won’t participate.
In front of the declaration, the band dropped a heavy hint that something was brewing by posting an image of Collins, Banks, and Rutherford on the Genesis Instagram page, alongside the caption: “And then there were three,” which is likewise the name of their first album as a trio, released in 1978 after the departure of guitarist Steve Hackett.
Formed at Charterhouse boarding school in Surrey, England in 1967, Genesis delighted in success with hits including “Invisible Touch,” “I Can’t Dance” and “Throwing It All Away.”
Collins joined the group as the drummer in 1970, preceding becoming the lead singer following Gabriel’s departure. The band split in 1996 so he could concentrate on his performance career.
Genesis was accepted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2010.
The band last performed together in 2007, when they denoted their 40th anniversary with the Turn It On Again tour. At that point, Collins said the visit was intended to be the final farewell.
In 2018 Collins, who has had various health problems, revealed to Rolling Stone magazine that he would consider a reunion relying on the prerequisite that his child Nicholas would play drums, since “I don’t think I’m capable of it.”
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