Here are all the UK tour dates for the Genesis reunion tour - and how to get tickets
Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford have confirmed that Genesis will be hitting the road again for the first time in 13 years.
The new tour will take them to arenas across the UK, signalling the return of one of the biggest rock bands in history.
With a career that spans 15 studio albums, countless awards and millions of record sales around the world, the new tour will be one of the biggest musical events of 2020.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Why did Genesis stop touring?
Rising to real mega-stardom in the 80s, Genesis are one of the most successful rock groups on the planet – having sold more than 100 million records thanks to hit singles like Invisible Touch and Turn It On Again.
The line-up changed a lot over the years, with founding member and frontman Peter Gabriel exiting in 1975.
They then went on to have the most successful spell with Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford as the central trio. This ended when Phil Collins departed in 1996.
Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford continued for a while, adding other musicians to the band as they went, before announcing the end of Genesis in 2000.
In 2006, the key trio reformed for the Turn It On Again reunion tour which proved a huge success.
However, in 2011 Collins was forced to retire from the music industry for health reasons and it seemed things might truly be over.
Fans were given a glimmer of hope once again when, in 2015, Collins announced an end to his retirement plans. After several years of dropping hints about another Genesis reunion, a new tour was finally confirmed on Tuesday 3 March 2020.
What is the line-up for the new tour?
The main Genesis trio of Rutherford, Banks and Collins will all be present and correct for the reunion tour.
Past stars like Peter Gabriel, Anthony Phillips and Steve Hackett won’t be in the mix. Instead, the group will look to the future with Phil Collins’ 18-year-old son, Nic Collins set to play drums on the new tour.
While Phil himself is one of the most famous drummers of all time, nerve damage has left him unable to play like he once did so he’ll be passing on the sticks to his teenage son.
The line-up will be rounded out by Genesis’ long-serving bass and guitar player, Daryl Stuermer.
When is the new tour?
The new tour kicks off in Dublin on Monday 16 November and will finish up in Glasgow on Friday 11 December.
The full schedule is as follows:Monday 16 November – 3 Arena, DublinThursday 19 November – SSE Arena, BelfastMonday 23 November – M&S Bank Arena, LiverpoolTuesday 24 November - M&S Bank Arena, LiverpolThursday 26 November – Utilita Arena, NewcastleFriday 27 November - Utilita Arena, NewcastleSunday 29 November – The O2, LondonMonday 30 November – The O2, LondonWednesday 2 December – First District Arena, LeedsThursday 3 December - First Direct Arena, LeedsSaturday 5 December – Utilita Arena, BirminghamSunday 6 December - Birmingham Arena, BirminghamTuesday 8 December – Manchester Arena, ManchesterWednesday 9 December - Manchester Arena, ManchesterFriday 11 December – SSE Hydro, GlasgowSaturday 12 December - SSE Hydro, Glasgow
How do I get tickets?
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 6 March, except for the Dublin show, tickets for which go on sale at 9am on Monday 9 March.
Tickets for each show are available via Live Nation.
Live Nation members will also be able to gain early access, with a pre-sale beginning at 9am on Thursday 5 March.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, The Scotsman.