Genesis confirm reunion and Utilita Arena Birmingham gig – ticket info
Genesis have confirmed fans’ suspicions and will reunite for a series of UK & Ireland tour dates later this year, including a Birmingham date in December
Genesis, who are among the biggest selling recording artists of all time and one of Britain’s most internationally renowned bands, will be touring for the first time in 13 years.
The Last Domino? Tour 2020 starts in Dublin on 16 November and will be Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford’s first live outing together since the globe-trotting, sell-out Turn It On Again: The Tour in 2007. They will be joined on stage by Nic Collins on drums, and the bands long time guitar and bass player Daryl Stuermer.
Genesis are one of the world’s biggest selling and most successful bands of all time. They have sold an estimated 100 million albums and have played to sold-out stadiums and arenas all over the world for decades.
The evolution of Genesis is unique, their sound developed and progressed throughout their career and with multiple line-up alterations in the early years, the classic line-up of Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford took shape in 1976.
‘And Then There Were Three’ (1978) was the first album the band released as a three-piece and spawned the single ‘Follow You Follow Me’ which was their first UK top ten and US top 30 single and proved to be the start of huge commercial global success. The albums ‘Duke’ (1980), ‘Abacab’ (1981), ‘Genesis’ (1983), ‘Invisible Touch’ (1986) and ‘We Can’t Dance’ (1991) followed for the trio, alongside almost constant global stadium tours cementing the band as one of the most successful of all time.
Tony, Phil and Mike reunited again as a band in 2007 after almost 10 years for the Turn It On Again Tour which went on to be one of the biggest grossing tours on the year playing sold-out stadiums around the world.
Genesis will play the following dates throughout November and December 2020, with tickets on sale this Friday 6th March at 9am via this link:
16 – Dublin, 3Arena
19 – Belfast, SSE Arena
23 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
24 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
26 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
27 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
29 – London, The O2
30 – London, The O2
02 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
03 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
05 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
06 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
08 – Manchester, Arena
09 – Manchester, Arena
11 – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
12 – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
Ticket prices in Birmingham are £69.75, £86, £137 and £182.25.
Gaps in-between cities suggest that more dates will be added – watch this space.
06 March update: further dates announced in bold
Header photo: Patrick Balls/Martin Griffin
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