Press Information: London 7 November 2006
Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford of the iconic band Genesis
unveiled the dates for their first tour in 15 years. Turn It On Again
- the tour, will see the band play a series of stadium concerts in Europe
in the summer of 2007. Kicking off in the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki on
11 June, the tour will hit twelve different European countries, ending
in Rome on 14 July. At a Pan-European press conference staged today at
London's exclusive Mayfair hotel and hosted by comedian and lifelong Genesis
fan, David Baddiel, the band took questions from international media about
their reasons for reforming and thoughts on the tour.
European tour promoter, John Giddings, commented:
"It is a privilege to work with one of the greatest rock bands of
all time, and to see their musical talent together again onstage will
be incredible. The live shows are as famous as their music."
The "Turn It On Again" tour will be travelling to all the biggest
stadiums as it treks across Europe in 2007 through Finland, Denmark, Switzerland,
Austria, Hungary, Poland, Germany, France, Holland, UK, Monte Carlo and
Italy. For all European tour dates, please go HERE.
Tickets will be on sale for UK dates on 24 November and for dates in
Germany on 10 November. Other on-sale dates to be announced.
Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford will be joined on stage
by long time Genesis sidemen, Chester Thompson on drums and Daryl Steurmer
on guitar. Two of the world's greatest show technicians, award-winning
lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe and acclaimed set designer Mark Fisher
are working on plans for the 2007 Genesis tour.
Genesis have sold over 130 million albums, it is one of a small elite
of British bands who have achieved global success and sustained it over
four decades. Genesis was formed in 1966 by Tony Banks, Peter Gabriel,
Mike Rutherford and Anthony Phillips, while still at school, but its most
successful incarnation was the late 70's early 80's line-up of Phil Collins
taking on lead vocals and sharing songwriting, with Rutherford and Banks.
The Duke album topped the UK charts in 1980 with the hit single, Turn
It On Again monopolising the airwaves. In 1987, Genesis played sold out
stadium shows across the globe, including four consecutive Wembley Stadiums.
To coincide with the Genesis tour, EMI Records will be re-issuing 14
Genesis studio albums in three stages during 2007. All the releases will
be SACD/DVD double disc sets featuring newly re-mastered 5.1 surround
sound and stereo mixes. The release schedule is as follows:
March 2007: A Trick Of The Tail (1976), Wind & Wuthering (1977),
…And Then There Were Three…(1978), Duke (1980) Abacab (1981)
June/July 2007: Genesis(1983), Invisible Touch(1986), We Can't Dance
(1991), Calling All Stations(1997)
Late 2007/Early 2008: Trespass (1970), Nursery Cryme (1971), Foxtrot
(1972 ), Selling England By The Pound (1973), The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway(1974)