Genesis reunion tour - will it happen?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Madrid, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Madrid

    Madrid Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Big fan but didn't get tickets for the reunion tour that was announced for this year though had been really looking forward to seeing how it went. Now with Covid-19 postponing the tour and no sign of rescheduled dates yet (despite many other bands rescheduling for 2021) like a lot of fans I'm concerned it won't happen at all.

    Do you think it will and why/why not?
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  2. abzach

    abzach Forum Resident

    I hope so.
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  3. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    Why are you concerned if you didn't actually buy tickets?
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  4. moomaloo

    moomaloo All-round good egg

    I did buy a ticket and it had better bloody happen or there'll be trouble!
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  5. makedatmusic

    makedatmusic Forum Resident

    It will happen, but probably not this year.
    All dates will be postponed till next year.
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  6. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

    The Musical Box is a good show until we get a reunion...
  7. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    No I do not expect any musicians in their 70s or older to mount a large scale tour again excepting those who are in such dire financial straits that they have to risk their life and those of their fans and support staff in this way.
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  8. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    This is not just simply Genesis related - but what will be bloody annoying is for those who also booked hotels at the same time as buying their tickets - because the concert tickets may still be valid when they reschedule - but without fail the hotels will reopen by then and will still expect you to be there (and of course offer no refunds)
  9. Madrid

    Madrid Forum Resident Thread Starter

    1. It would be sad for those who do have tickets
    2. I was interested to see how the tour went and hoped they might extend to Europe.
    3. Not rescheduling it would suggest that the Covid situation could imply health concerns preventing it happening.
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  10. Musician95616

    Musician95616 Forum Resident

    Davis, CA
    I don't see how an auditorium full of thousands of people standing right next to each other is going to work in this day and age. And with performers in their late 60s/early 70s, is this not risky for their own health?

    Unless you get everyone to social distance and wear masks : )
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  11. DMGuy

    DMGuy Forum Resident

    I think it will happen....but, about a year later than currently planned.
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  12. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    It won't happen as planned. It will be rescheduled or canceled, depending on how Phil's health holds up.
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  13. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

    Minneapolis, MN
    I'm afraid by the time they can actually do the dates, it'll be too late.
  14. oxegen

    oxegen Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    I am (was) due to see both Elton John and Genesis towards the end of this year. Two shows for each in Dublin and one show for each in Belfast. Elton has now postponed until December 2021. I expect the same will happen with Genesis but it’s impossible to say given the times we live in.
  15. Madrid

    Madrid Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Anyone reckon they could end up doing a TV special or something similar if they don't tour?
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  16. Madrid

    Madrid Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Does Phil live in Switzerland or the States these days? I think him having to travel to the UK might be a factor, obviously depending on if there are second waves of Covid. I think the other two live in England but presumably Daryl lives in the States as well.
  17. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    Seems much more viable. But it would be a lot of work to out in prepping for a TV show - so they would have to be offered a ton of money for it - and I don't know that there is enough demand to support such a fee.
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  18. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Spray paint!!! Avoid breathing the vapors

    CoCoCo, Ca
    No. I would rather go see Hackett.
  19. dockofthebay

    dockofthebay Forum Resident

    Yes it will happen, not in 2020 though.
  20. Rufus rag

    Rufus rag Forum Resident

    They wont be missed !
  21. agaraffa

    agaraffa Forum Resident

    I don't think so. I don't think arena sized live shows will return until the late summer or early fall of 2021 (at the earliest). Between that and Phil's declining health, I think that ship has sailed.
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  22. NunoBento

    NunoBento Rock 'n' Roll Star

    They better happen. I've waited my whole life for this.
  23. Scope J

    Scope J Senior Member

    Aren't they all like a hundred years old?
  24. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    He has a selective enough draw that he could play live again
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  25. Jochen

    Jochen Forum Resident

    It will probably happen next year. If covid is still a problem, they'll just book them in stadiums and sell half/quarter of the tickets so the crowd can 'social distance.'

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