Turn it on again. A band with more than 100 million in records sold will be heading out to tour the UK later this year.
“Happened naturally – Phil been out touring for the last couple years,” notes Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford.
Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Rutherford made the announcement on the Wednesday morning BBC program Zoe Bell Breakfast show.
The band will be joined by Collins' son Nicholas behind the drums and long-time guitarist Daryl Stuermer.
“We have to have him with us, because he knows all the songs. Nick is the same,” jokes Banks.
The 2020 tour celebrates fifty years since Collins first joined the band in 1970. The Collins, Banks, and Rutherford trio last toured in 2007, where the European leg of their Turn It On Again tour ended with a free concert on 14 July, 2007 at the Circus Maximus in Rome in front of around half a million people.
“Feels like the right time,” says Rutherford.
Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, in 1967 and has sold more than 150 million records. In addition to Collins, Banks, and Rutherford, singer Peter Gabriel and Hackett are well-known former members of the band.
Rutherford confirmed the band has been rehearsing in New York.
"Once you get back to playing again together, it doesn't feel like 13 years," says Banks.
"We're still working out the order. Things tend to take shape gradually," says Collins about the setlist.