Genesis Lines Up North American Tour Dates
Now that Genesis has their European tour completed, they are gearing up for a new leg in North America for their “Turn It On Again Tour.”
It’s been 15 years since the veteran progressive rockers toured North America. On September 7, they will be launching their trek at BMO Field in Toronto. They will be the first band in history to play in the new stadium.
The band in their joint statement said, we had lots of fun playing in Europe. We’re very excited to bring the show to all our North American fans. It’s great to still be able to feel the electricity while we’re on stage. We are still doing this because we love to.
In Europe Genesis played in front of almost 1.5 million fans and sold out several of the largest venues in the world. Following their Toronto rehearsals, the band will be visiting 20 US and Canadian cities. They have multiple night stands booked for Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia.
Genesis will be bringing their massive production with them, including the largest screen that has even been used for a stadium concert. The backdrop resembles a huge conch shell and takes 9 million LEDs to operate.
On the road Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins will be joined by Chester Thompson playing drums and Daryl Stuermer playing guitar. Thompson and Stuermer are longtime Genesis sidemen.
In conjunction with the band’s new tour, all 14 of Genesis’ studio albums are being reissued. The top four successful commercial records “Calling All Stations” from 1997, “We Can’t Dance” from 1991, “Invisible Touch” from 1986 and “Genesis” from 1983 are being released on October 1 in a box set.