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Genesis announce reunion tour - including a night in Belfast

They will be joined by Phil Collins’ 18-year-old son Nicholas on drums.

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For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only Undated BBC handout photo of presenter Zoe Ball with (left to right) Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins and Tony Banks of Genesis, appearing on Radio 2’s The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, where it was announced that the band are reuniting as Genesis for their first tour in 13 years.

For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only Undated BBC handout photo of presenter Zoe Ball with (left to right) Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins and Tony Banks of Genesis, appearing on Radio 2’s The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, where it was announced that the band are reuniting as Genesis for their first tour in 13 years.

For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only Undated BBC handout photo of presenter Zoe Ball with (left to right) Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins and Tony Banks of Genesis, appearing on Radio 2’s The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, where it was announced that the band are reuniting as Genesis for their first tour in 13 years.

Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks are reuniting as Genesis for their first tour in 13 years which includes a Belfast gig.

The progressive rock band, known for songs including I Can’t Dance and That’s All, will tour the UK and Ireland this November and December.

The Last Domino? tour will be the outfit’s first time on the road since their Turn It On Again world tour in 2007.

The trio, all 69, will be joined by Collins’ 18-year-old son Nicholas on drums and long-standing associate Daryl Stuermer on guitar and bass.

They will perfom at Belfast's SSE Arena on November 19, 2020.

Collins, who has historically provided both drums and vocals, is thought to be unable to play the instrument due to a nerve problem.

Peter Gabriel, one of the group’s founding members, will not be taking part.

Collins, guitarist Rutherford and keyboard player Banks made up the band’s most successful and long-lasting line-up during the late ’70s, ’80s and early ’90s.

They appeared on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on Radio 2 to announce their return.

In January, the trio were spotted together at a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, sparking rumours of a reunion.

Genesis formed at Charterhouse boarding school in Godalming, Surrey, in 1967.

Collins took over singing with the band when Gabriel left in 1975, before departing for a solo career himself, saying he needed “to change direction in my musical life”.

Collins enjoyed a successful solo career, recording hits including In The Air Tonight and Another Day In Paradise among many others.

Tickets on sale at 9am on Monday, March 9 2020 from all usual Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.ie

Belfast Telegraph