Genesis announces tour!
November 8, 2006 4:54 PM   Subscribe

Turn It On Again Tour announced - Banks, Collins and Rutherford tour again! Died and gone to heaven, I have! Never thought this would happen again in my lifetime. Phil, Tony and Mike haven't toured since pre-internet days.... Gosh, this is probably the very first announced (real) Genesis tour to ever hit the web...
posted by notmtwain (42 comments total)

 
The press conference today revealed that Peter Gabriel is still... thinking... about ... it... and may be available in the year 2020.
posted by notmtwain at 4:57 PM on November 8, 2006


Wake me up when Gabriel's with them. And I want to see him in that bubble suit thing, if so. Not to mention the giant flower head for Supper's Ready.
posted by jokeefe at 5:05 PM on November 8, 2006


I want a set list before I plunk down my $$$. While anything they did pre-1984 was pure prog gold, their last few albumns sucked gonad.
posted by HyperBlue at 5:18 PM on November 8, 2006


Sure I snark, but I'll still go. It'll still be cool to see Chester Thompson and Phil do the drum duel on In the Cage.
posted by HyperBlue at 5:22 PM on November 8, 2006


LOL, my favorite band sucks!
posted by HyperBlue at 5:23 PM on November 8, 2006


My amp goes to 11
posted by caddis at 5:24 PM on November 8, 2006


The Turn It On Again Tour - Sponsored by Pepsi Blue®
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:25 PM on November 8, 2006


One of the more interesting comments from Phil Collins was that his playing with "The Musical Box", a Genesis tribute band, was one of the things that led him to consider how much fun playing Genesis music was.
posted by notmtwain at 5:40 PM on November 8, 2006


For me, if there's no Hackett, there's no Genesis.

And Then There Were, oh, forget it.
posted by parki at 5:56 PM on November 8, 2006


Wake me up when Gabriel's with them.

ditto ... and while they're at it, it wouldn't hurt to get steve hackett, too

up in grand rapids, wlav used to play supper's ready all the time ... that's how popular they were BEFORE the collins era around here ...
posted by pyramid termite at 5:57 PM on November 8, 2006


ANDY McNAB (ex SAS, author) : If someone tells you to take your clothes off in case your thumbs get too hot.

PHIL COLLINS (singer): If someone shows you a model of your hometown and all the houses look like penises.

ANDY McNAB (ex SAS, author) : If someone thinks goldfish are the same as flatfish, there's something very wrong.

PHIL COLLINS (singer): Nonce-sense.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:05 PM on November 8, 2006


I'm absolutely certain that Genesis is touring COMPLETELY because they love the music! I'm certain that recent personal developments have NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do for the inevitable three-digit ticket costs to see Phil Collins' speck from far away. Why else is Phil Collins so strenuous that this is NOT ABOUT THE MONEY? As the Great Phil once crooned, "So listen / listen to me / oh / you must believe me." I've been a big Genesis fan since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work.
posted by ed at 6:44 PM on November 8, 2006


I saw The Musical Box a few days ago (on their final tour, I should note), and wow are they great. Phenomenal show. I wish I could have seen the Genesis of SEBTP/Lamb. I did see Collins/Rutherford/Banks on the We Can't Dance tour when I was about 12, and I guess it was fine. Nowhere near as good as the 'Box.

I was vaguely hoping, a few days ago, that this might be an actual reunion of the original Genesis...I would have sincerely considered plopping down $65 to see them all do Supper's Ready one more time and to get to see Gabriel do the ending of Musical Box now that he's actually an old man...but they won't be doing that, will they?

I'm not saying this isn't a big deal - I'm sure it's a big deal to fans of post-1975 Genesis (or more specifically, post-1977). But for me, Genesis includes the young, kinda brilliant and impossibly pretentious Gabriel. (Hackett too, but they could just hire the guitarist from TMB if he's not available)
posted by pinespree at 7:19 PM on November 8, 2006


Part of the fun would be seeing the part of young, impossibly pretentious Gabriel played by old, wise Gabriel, of course.
posted by pinespree at 7:21 PM on November 8, 2006


Part of the fun would be seeing the part of young, impossibly pretentious Gabriel played by old, wise Gabriel, of course.

That would be pretty much all of the fun, but great fun it would be.

Pretentious is the right word to describe Genesis when Peter Gabriel was front man, but he also made the band ambitious, theatric, and imaginative. If Queen didn't write "Bohemian Rhaposody" Genesis with Peter Gabriel just might have.

Pay no attention to the band lead by its former drummer.
posted by three blind mice at 8:10 PM on November 8, 2006


Wow, big high school memoiries for me here.

I always misunderstood the lyrics to "Me and Sarah Jane" to be, "Me and Sarah Jane, we had this fishsucking going."

I think I like it better that way than "special thing," anyway, to be honest.
posted by onlyconnect at 8:26 PM on November 8, 2006


Wow. There are post-Gabriel Genesis fans? Who would pay money to see them perform "I Can't Dance"?

/mind blown
posted by bardic at 8:44 PM on November 8, 2006


Didn't you hear? They've been touring as Coldplay for quite a few years now.
posted by foot at 9:10 PM on November 8, 2006


even if gabriel DID rejoin, can collins still play the way he used to? i mean, i haven't seen evidence of it, but for all i know he's still playing along to nursery crimes in his basement every day or something
posted by shmegegge at 9:21 PM on November 8, 2006


can collins still play the way he used to? i mean, i haven't seen evidence of it, for all i know he's still playing along to nursery crimes in his basement every day or something


Evidence (dated, but still oh so fine)
posted by three blind mice at 9:34 PM on November 8, 2006


The real question here is will Mike Rutherford be able to pull himself away from the wildly successful Mechanics.
*crosses fingers*
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:37 PM on November 8, 2006


I've always said that if I were a pro wrestler, I'd be The Brazilian, and that song would be my entrance music.

You don't want to know what my finisher would be.
posted by Eideteker at 10:54 PM on November 8, 2006


I can't WAIT for these guys light up our lives with their insights again.
posted by Sr_Cluba at 11:15 PM on November 8, 2006 [1 favorite]


I'm absolutely certain that Genesis is touring COMPLETELY because they love the music! I'm certain that recent personal developments...

"Former Genesis star Phil announced the spit from his 33-year-old wife in a statement on Wednesday"

She must really not like him. And who would know better?
posted by pracowity at 11:49 PM on November 8, 2006


This is, surely, a Mike and the Mechanics revival with a bollock on drums?
posted by tannhauser at 2:27 AM on November 9, 2006


Lyrical gold: Me, I'm just a lawnmower - you can tell me by the way I walk.
posted by SteveInMaine at 3:29 AM on November 9, 2006


Wow. There are post-Gabriel Genesis fans? Who would pay money to see them perform "I Can't Dance"?

That's pretty funny. Actually, I'm sure this is my jr. high school memory talking and it sounds dated as hell now, but I thought Abacab was a pretty decent album. Not that I'd actually buy tickets to go see these geezers play, but post Gabriel Genesis wasn't all bad. Were they?
posted by psmealey at 3:31 AM on November 9, 2006


Several years before Internet music sharing took off, my college roommate went to New York City and I begged him to bring back the "Musica" bootleg (a c. 1980 recording). If they could recapture themselves from this era or a bit before, it would be a fine tour. But there wouldn't seem to be much chance of that.
posted by veggieboy at 3:45 AM on November 9, 2006


Oh I'm so excited! I can't wait for that special moment when Phil steps into the spotlight to do his Disney Medly.

OTOH If they play it straight, and if they play a decent setlist I might pony up a few bucks. High School memories of watching a great band suffocate under Phil's ego aside.
posted by Gungho at 4:36 AM on November 9, 2006


PHIL COLLINS (singer): Nonce-sense.

First thing I thought of too Peter, sums up Genisis post Gabriel nicely too:


posted by twistedonion at 5:36 AM on November 9, 2006


crap, images don't work anymore do they?

http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/scaryblog2/images/6-picture1.jpg
posted by twistedonion at 5:37 AM on November 9, 2006


I saw 'Six of the Best' in Milton Keynes in 1982 when I was 16. Pissing rain all day long, a team of undertakers carried Peter Gabriel onto the stage in a coffin. The music was a blur but at the time felt fantastic. Steve Hackett came on for the encore and everyone went apeshit.

I can't imagine Phil being carried onto stage in a coffin. Perhaps a zimmer frame.
posted by movilla at 5:48 AM on November 9, 2006


i mean, i haven't seen evidence of it, for all i know he's still playing along to nursery crimes

Nursery Cryme. Please.

I was walking in Stanley Park (Vancouver) last week and I saw this weird, big ass, scary looking plant. I was curious, so I actually took the time to phone the university botany department to ask them what it was. After I described it, the lady said, "Oh, that must be a giant hogweed!" And, as it turns out, it was.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 6:21 AM on November 9, 2006


And I would give my left testicle to see the five of them together again. I'm sure they all feel that the Foxtrot/Trespass/SEBTP/Lamb era is old news but I don't think I will ever find music that transports me to the Good Place as that did.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 6:31 AM on November 9, 2006


And I left out Wind and Wuthering. "Blood on the Rooftops".
posted by Turtles all the way down at 6:33 AM on November 9, 2006


This too will be like Happy Days or Civil War re-enactment.
posted by caddis at 6:54 AM on November 9, 2006


People fucking hate cunts like Phil Collins, and if they don't — they fucking should.
posted by docgonzo at 8:42 AM on November 9, 2006


Some PG youtube links for those too lazy to search:

Genesis, the PG archives
Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
The Knife
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
posted by Eideteker at 8:54 AM on November 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


Cinema Show
The Return of the Giant Hogweed
In the Cage
The Lamb Lies down
Carpet Crawlers
The Musical Box
Twilight Alehouse
posted by Eideteker at 9:56 AM on November 9, 2006


Ray Wilson fans are incensed over this butchering of their classic lineup.
posted by stevil at 12:26 PM on November 9, 2006


psmealey: That's pretty funny. Actually, I'm sure this is my jr. high school memory talking and it sounds dated as hell now, but I thought Abacab was a pretty decent album. Not that I'd actually buy tickets to go see these geezers play, but post Gabriel Genesis wasn't all bad. Were they?

No, they weren't. "Home By the Sea", "Domino", "Abacab", "Dodo/Lurker", "Me And Sarah Jane", "The Brazilian"... all songs from their pop period that were quite good, and even quite prog. And that's not even mentioning their great pre-pop-period albums -- A Trick of the Tail and Wind & Wuthering are damn good.

I never did get to see Genesis, and they're more-or-less my all-time favorite band, so I'll probably shell out the bucks for this tour. It depends on the setlist, but if they're playing any of the above songs plus the Old Medley, I'll be there.
posted by vorfeed at 2:35 PM on November 9, 2006


Very good links Eideteker. I've never seen this before. Thanks!
posted by movilla at 4:11 PM on November 9, 2006


« Older Pyongyang Rocks!...  |  A detailed plan for withdrawin... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments