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06 septembre 2007

Genesis reunion : Tour and DVD but no new music planned by band

TORONTO - The Turn It On Again Tour, Genesis' first North American tour in 15 years which starts Friday, was hatched in a Glasgow Holiday Inn four years ago.

Phil Collins told a media conference at Toronto's Air Canada Centre on Wednesday that he and the other four original members of Genesis -- Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett -- assembled to discuss the possibility of doing a 30th-anniversary tour of the 1974 album, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.

Gabriel begged off at the time, however, saying he was finishing up a new solo album and preparing for a tour. "Here it is four years later and there's still no new album and no tour," Collins said. "We weren't surprised, actually. I think Peter would like to do it, but he just won't commit to it."

So a decision was made among Collins, Rutherford and Banks to revive the 1980s hit version of the band. There's nothing new in terms of recordings from the remaining trio, either, and nothing on the horizon, said Banks.

"There are no plans at this point to take this any further," said Banks. Collins added: "We're doing it simply because we want to. We won't make any money on the European tour and probably won't make anything in North America. (...)

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