Phil Collins says Genesis 2021 reunion tour will be their last

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Ahead of Genesis’ long-awaited reunion tour which kicks off in Birmingham tonight (September 20), Phil Collins has confirmed that it will be the last of the group.

Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins announced in early 2020 that they were reuniting for a tour called The Last Domino? ‘. The trio, playing together for the first time since 2017, are expected to be joined on the tour by Nic Collins on drums and guitarist / bassist Daryl Stuermer.

The UK tour of the tour, initially scheduled for November and December 2020 before being pushed back to April and then back to September – all due to the coronavirus pandemic – will precede a new North American tour that has been announced.

Ahead of the UK leg of the tour which begins tonight, Collins has ruled out any further dates for the group, saying these will be Genesis’s last gigs.

In a new interview with Mojo, Collins said, “This English and American tour will be enough for me.

Genesis rehearses in London for their ‘The Last Domino?’ Reunion tour 2021. Credit: Presse.

After the tour starts in Birmingham tonight, the group will travel to the UK before the end of the stage with three dates at the O2 in London in mid-October.

A North American tour will then begin from mid-November, leading the group until a week before Christmas.

See the full list of upcoming Genesis dates below.

SEPTEMBER 2021
20 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
21 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
22 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
24 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
25 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
27 – Leeds, first direct arena
28 – Leeds, first direct arena
30 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena

OCTOBER 2021
1 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
3 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
4 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
7 – Glasgow, SSE Hydro Arena
8 Glasgow – SSE Hydro Arena
11 – London, O2 Arena
12 – London, O2 Arena
13 – London, O2 Arena

NOVEMBER 2021
15 – Chicago, United Center
18 – Washington DC, Capitol One Arena
20 – Charlotte, Spectrum Center
22 – Montreal, Bal du Center
25 – Toronto, Scotiabank Arena
27 – Buffalo, Keybank Center
29 – Detroit, Little Caesars Arena
30 – Cleveland, Rocket Mortgage Estate

DECEMBER 2021
2 – Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
5 – New York, Madison Square Garden
8 – Columbus, national arena
10 – Belmont Park, UBS Arena
13 – Pittsburgh, PPG Paints Arena

Earlier this month, Phil Collins gave a rare interview, in which he briefed fans on his ongoing health battles and their effect on his ability to play.

The musician has suffered nerve damage since a spine injury in 2007, in which he damaged vertebrae in the upper neck.

Discussing Genesis ‘upcoming reunion tour – which will see Collins’ son take his place behind the kit – he said: “I’m a little physically disabled which is very frustrating because I would love to play there with my son.”

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