Genesis returned to the road on Monday night (September 21st) to kick off the UK leg of its farewell “The Last Domino?” tour. The group — led by Mike RutherfordTony Banks, and a hobbled and sedentary Phll Collins — was rounded out by Collins’ song Nic Collins on drums along with longtime guitarist and bassist Daryl Stuermer.

The five-man band was supplemented for the first time in the group’s career by a pair of backing vocalists — Daniel Pearce and Patrick Smyth. The new shows marked the band’s first concerts since 2007

The concert, which included a three-song mini-acoustic set, leaned heavily on the band’s ’80s material — although die-hards were thrilled by the inclusion of abridged Peter Gabriel-era standards as “The Cinema Show,” “Firth Of Fifth,” and “Dancing With The Moonlit Knight.” Genesis played full-blown versions off such classics as “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway,” marking their first attempt at the 1974 favorite since 1998, and the show-stopper “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe),” which featured a snippet of 1970’s Trespass rarity “Stagnation.”  The show closed with an emotional reading of 1974’s “The Carpet Crawlers.”

Other surprises included the Duke standout “Duchess,” which hadn’t been performed since 1981, and the We Can’t Dance track, “Fading Lights,” a tune that hadn’t seen the light of day since the band’s 1992 tour. Amazingly, despite its 40th anniversary falling earlier this month, not a single song from 1981’s Abacab — the band’s first MTV-era album — was included in the setlist.

Genesis’ opening night setlist on Monday night in Birmingham, England:

“Duke’s End / Turn It On Again”
“Land Of Confusion”
“Home By The Sea / Second Home By The Sea”
“Fading Lights”
“The Cinema Show” (excerpt)
“That’s All” – acoustic
“The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway” – acoustic
“Follow You Follow Me” – acoustic
“No Son Of Mine”
“Firth Of Fifth” (excerpt)
“I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)” – (featuring excerpt of “Stagnation”)
“Throwing It All Away”
“Tonight, Tonight, Tonight”
“Invisible Touch”

“I Can’t Dance”
“Dancing With The Moonlit Knight (excerpt)”
“The Carpet Crawlers”

  • Genesis tour dates (subject to change):
    September 22 – Birmingham, England – Utilita Arena
    September  24, 25 – Manchester, England Manchester Arena
    September 27, 28  – Leeds, England – First Direct Arena
    September 30 – Newcastle, England – Utilita Arena
    October 1 – Newcastle, England – Utilita Arena
    October 3, 4 – Liverpool, England – M&S Bank Arena
    October 7, 8, – Glasgow, Scotland – SSE Hydro Arena
    October 11, 12, 13 – London, England – O2 Arena 
    November 15, 16 – Chicago, IL – United Center
    November 18 – Washington, DC – Capitol One Arena
    November 19 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
    November 20 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
    November 22 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
    November 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


  • 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: Selections from Genesis’ opening night on September 29th, 2021 in Birmingham, England: