The English rock band was formed at Charterhouse School in 1967, with Collins joining in 1970. The current line-up last hit the road in 2007 with the Turn It On Again Tour. Plans for 2020 were derailed by the global pandemic but the stars are back together and back in rehearsals for next year’s The Last Domino? Tour with the rescheduled dates due to kick off in Glasgow next April.
The new pictures show Collins, Rutherford and Tony Banks laughing together at a studio in London.
The historic occasion marks fifty years of a chart-topping team that has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, including six UK chart-toppers.
A statement to Express online said: “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”
Genesis band rehearsing UK Tour
Genesis; Phil Collins rehearsing UK Tour
The one upside of the postponed shows is that the Uk tour has not only been rescheduled, but it has also actually added new dates at London and Birmingham.
The 19-concerts will culminate in the final night at London’s O2 on April 30.
Fans were given the choice to swap their tickets to the new dates or obtain a refund.
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Genesis; Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks
Fans will already know that Phil Collins will only be on main vocals duty for this tour, with son Nic taking over drum duties. He is not able to play his signature intrument after complications following an operation.
The star had surgery to repair dislocated vertebrae in his upper neck, which arose while drumming on that previous 2007 Genesis tour. He subsequently lost feeling in his fingers and was no longer able to hold the drum sticks.
Colins announced in 2014 he had an undisclosed nerve condition and underwent a second operation in 2015.
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Thursday 1 April Glasgow SSE Hydro, Friday 2 April Glasgow SSE Hydro.
Monday 5 April Birmingham Utilita Arena, Tuesday 6 April Birmingham Utilita Arena, Wednesday 7 April Birmingham Utilita Arena – NEW DATE ADDED.
Friday 9 April Newcastle Utilita Arena, Saturday 10 April Newcastle Utilita Arena.
Monday 12 April Manchester Manchester Arena, Tuesday 13 April Manchester Manchester Arena.
Thursday 15 April Dublin 3Arena, Friday 16 April Dublin 3Arena.
Sunday 18 April Belfast SSE Arena.
Wednesday 21 April Leeds First Direct Arena, Thursday 22 April Leeds First Direct Arena.
Saturday 24 April Liverpool M&S Bank Arena, Sunday 25 April Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
Tuesday 27 April London The O2, Thursday 29 April London The O2, Friday 30 April London The O2 – NEW DATE ADDED