Genesis is back on tour, playing its first North American dates since 2007, with the shows destined to be the band’s final shows on the continent. The group’s “The Last Domino?” tour features bandmembers Mike RutherfordTony Banks, and a hobbled and sedentary Phil Collins.

The touring ensemble is rounded out by Collins’ son Nic Collins on drums along with longtime guitarist and bassist Daryl Stuermer. The five-man band is supplemented for the first time in the group’s career by a pair of backing vocalists — Daniel Pearce and Patrick Smyth.

Co-founder Tony Banks chatted with USA Today and spoke about the preparation for the tour, which featured what was once one of rock’s most physical and engaging frontman, who now performs sitting down all night: “We spent a lot of time thinking about the vocals and slightly changed the emphasis of the set so it’s a bit less instrumental. Nic really plugs the gap very well and the visuals work in a way that a seated Phil isn’t as noticeable.”

Banks went on to sing the younger Collins’ praises: “He’s a very versatile drummer and can sound like Phil when he was 18, 19 years old. He’s able to get that same kind of feel, so much so that it’s uncanny at times, like you’re playing with a young Phil. And he’s a lovely person to have on tour.”

On saying farewell to the band — and job — he’s held since he was still in school, the now- 71-year-old Tony Banks explained, “We thought the 2007 tour would be the end, and this was never planned, so it was a nice thing to have happened. But it’s important to know when to stop something. . . So I’d say if you want to see Genesis, don’t put it off ‘til the next one. We’re not like the (Rolling) Stones.”

  • Genesis tour dates (subject to change):
    November 18 – Washington, DC – Capitol One Arena
    November 19 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
    November 20 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
    November 22, 23 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
    November 25, 26 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
    November 27 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
    November 29 – Detroit, MI – Little Ceasars Arena
    November 30 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
    December 2, 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
    December 5, 6 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    December 8 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
    December 10 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
    December 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
    December 15, 16 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
    March 24, 25, 26, 2022 – London, England – The O2


  • Coming on November 19th from Genesis is The Last Domino? — a double disc 27-track “collection of the band’s best-loved songs, including their biggest hits and legendary album cuts.”
  • The set will also be released digitally and as a 180-gram four-LP version. The album covers the band’s entire career — including six tracks from the Peter Gabriel-era.

The tracklisting to Genesis’ ‘The Last Domino?’ collection:

Disc One
“Dukes End”
“Turn It On Again”
“Land Of Confusion”
“Home By The Sea”
“Second Home By The Sea”
“Fading Lights”
“The Cinema Show”
“Hold On My Heart”
“Jesus He Knows Me”
“That’s All”
“The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”
“In Too Deep”
“Follow You Follow Me”

Disc Two
“No Son Of Mine”
“Firth Of Fifth”
“I Know What I Like”
“Domino Medley”
“Throwing It All Away”
“Tonight, Tonight, Tonight”
“Invisible Touch”
“I Can’t Dance”
“Dancing With The Moonlight Knight”
“Carpet Crawlers”

CHECK IT OUT: Genesis on November 15th, 2021 performing “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway” and “Follow You, Follow Me” live in Chicago: