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Date
Venue
Incident
Recorded?
22 Feb 1971
The Granary Club, Bristol, England
In the book 'The Granary Club - The Rock Years 1969 to 1988' by Al Read there is a mention of Genesis playing there on Monday 22 Feb 1971 with the following comments: "Genesis only appeared at the club once as fame took them beyond our financial limits....Those who were there on the night remember Peter Gabriel wearing either a mask or a carnival type head and telling a story whilst sat on a stool at the side of the stage." Al also has a website about the Bristol Granary Club here: http://www.thegranaryclub.co.uk/ [AJ Samuels]
Unknown
09 Apr 1972
Lem (2 shows), Verona, Italy
Problems occur and Phil does one handed drum solo
Yes
13 Apr 1972
Le Rotonde, Cuorgne Turin, Italy
Nursery Cryme Tour: In a dancing pub GENESIS wish perform the show. We was about 200 young between fans and accidental guests. I was just 14 years old. Different from as it is known, Peter has had health problems (stomach?) and so the show was played (just 30/40 minutes) unplugged with Phil as lead vocal. From that day i have become a GENESIS upset fan. [RaelMatrix]
Unknown
14 Apr 1972
Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, Pavia (Early Show), Italy
During "The Return Of The Giant Hogweed", the electricity goes off. Phil Collins played a drum solo and when power returned, they didn't restart the song but continued it from the point they left it at.[Matteo] The show was one. absolutely NOT 2 (I was there). The Police arrived when, after 20 mins from the show start, people outside tried to get in without paying. But only 2 cars of Police got only a BIG CLAP from the crowd and people got in... A bootleg is been released in Italy from that show. A very poor q .ty bootleg, but is been released (NO CD-R). I had a copy in my hand and i sold it to a friend in Miami, USA to make another Silver-CD (NO- CDR too). I do not remember details (label etc.) but i remember that is been on sale in italy during the early nineties. There are some more things from that show that i remember,; but nothing weird enough to tell here. I hope this will help curious people. I consider GENESIS only as Peter gabriel's until He left. After that, sorry friends, Genesis have been something else (no more music). BTW, i love You all, Romano Manara from Stradella (PAVIA) Italy [Romano]
Yes
19 Apr 1972
Teatro Mediterraneo, Naples, Italy
Power failure at the mellotron - a drum solo occours while the technician (or Tony himself) fix the problem [Casimiro Baldanza]
Yes
18 Nov 1972
Imperial college, London, England
Steve played a wrong note during the guitar solo of Giant Hogweed and had some problems to find again the right way. [Edoardo Cant]
Yes
17 Feb 1973
City Hall, Sheffield, England
Lost power during Musical Box which they had to then restart
Yes
06 Apr 1973
Grand Theatre, Quebec, Canada
Remember Peter's microphone fall on the floor in the middle of Supper's Ready in the 'All Change!' section. Problems start in the phrase 'And as you listen to my voice', microphone drop on the floor after 'hidden doors, tidy floors, more applause'...then I remember Peter trying to fix it with a grin on his face for the rest of this section. We could only hear back vocals 'the soil, the soil, the soil...' . Problem was fixed and everything was ok for the Apocalypse 9/8 section. I was happy that my memory was accurate, we could hear it here (hope it's still online), at 48:35. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSpnlcoIKbk Date is not exact on the YT video. Still got my ticket, it really was april 6 1973. [Marc Valle]
Unknown
23 Oct 1973
Empire Theatre, Liverpool, England
Steve completely botching up the opening guitar work for "Cinema Show". Peter of course quips about it, however, unfortunately, his voice is muffled during this moment, as the person recording was having problems with his equipment. So, you really can't hear what Gabriel related, in response to Steve's very embarrassing miscue. It perhaps was a tuning problem with his guitar, or an outright F**k up, hard to tell really. [Mark Bataitas]
Yes
08 Nov 1973
Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada
The band showed up at the venue, but the truck carrying their light show didn't! At some point in the show an audience member yells, "Where's the lights"? [Ted Sapp]
Yes
19 Dec 1973
(Late) Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood CA, USA
There is a stoppage during the first few minutes of 'Watcher' (equipment or a brief power interruption). Peter wishes the crowd a 'Happy Christmas' and the song shortly thereafter resumes. [Mark Bataitis]
Yes
06 Feb 1974
Teatro Mediteranneo, Naples, Italy
Power failure at the mellotron - a drum solo occours while the technician (or Tony himself) fix the problem [Casimiro Baldanza]
Yes
27 Mar 1974
Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, Canada
It was Tony's Birthday, A naked man (roadie) came out during the set and gave Tony A birthday cake audience sang happy birthday. Peter had a terrible sore throat but sounded great. Peter moved the flash pans back from the edge of the stage so that no one got hurt during Supper's Ready. [Steve Sale]
Unknown
16 Apr 1974
Ford Auditorium, Detroit MI, USA
During the story of The musical box, someone in the audience shouts at Peter "Your mother eats shit !" and something else after that is not clear. Peter answers "My mother does not eat shit". After some audience applause, Phil adds "There's also a bar" I guess inviting the offender to leave the venue and drink his strangely-originated anger away. [Eduardo de Udaeta]
Yes
06 May 1974
Academy of Music, New York NY, USA
Listen to the bootleg, Live At The Academy Of Music, Peter starts Firth of Fifth with the last verse and ends with the first. [Ian Barrow]
Yes
06 Dec 1974
Academy of Music, New York NY, USA
During the middle of the waiting room a fuse blows and the band is left in the dark.Phil instantly starts a drum solo while the roadies look for the fuse box which has and all of the stage area has been painted black. After about a minute or so the band picks up where it left off.
Yes
08 Dec 1974
Palace Theatre, Providence RI, USA
Raindrops keep falling on my synthesizer. Tony has some problems with his keyboards. Pete makes light of it. [Martijn Van Beek]
Yes
09 Dec 1974
Music Hall, Boston MA, USA
During the begining of the chambers of 32 doors, steve's guitar is inaudible and peter plays the last notes of steve's intro on flute. [Andres Pachon]
Yes
17 Dec 1974
Auditorium Theater, Rochester NY, USA
When Peter goes around the stage in the Slipperman Outfit to Steve, Steve (left) elbows Pete (hard) Which makes Pete Stumble just a bit..... The next day after the gig , it was reported that Phil had his Headphones Stolen. [Raydar40]
Yes
28 Feb 1975
Parc des Expositions, Colmar, France
Banks' Mellotron breaks down for a few minutes between tracks and Gabriel renders his all to familiar: "This is called, what has happened to my f**king Mellotron". Also, during the vocals of 'The Raven', Gabriel forgets much of the lyrical content.
Yes
10 Apr 1975
Martinihal-Centrum, Groningen, The Netherlands
Peter starts singing "And the lamb lies down" and falls flat on his face on the stage. [Willem Beens]
Yes
14 Apr 1975
Empire Pool, London, England
At the end of either "The Lamb" or one of the encores ("Watcher" / "Musical Box") a large lady (Janet Webb) appeared on stage. This lady was part of a standard gag at the end of each Morecambe and Wise Show at the time. She appeared on stage and recited her catchphrase which was: "Id like to thank you for watching me and my little show here tonight. If youve enjoyed it then it's all been worthwhile. So until we meet again, goodnight, and I love you all! [Keith Hartley]
Yes
16 Apr 1975
Gaumont Theatre, Southampton, England
During Windshield they interrupt due to technical problems, so Phil does his drum solo which then leads back into Windshield [Martijn Van Beek] As stated elsewhere, there was a technical mishap during Windshield. The screens stopped and after a drum solo moved seamlessly back into Windshield . Also, during The Waiting Room, Peter has a radio which he randomly tunes into various stations. He picks up the football commentary of England v Cyprus from Wembley that night. This can be heard approx 4:50 in. [Keith Hartley]
Yes
13 Apr 1976
Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh PA, USA
After the first song Phil says "Hello Baltimore!", which is actually about 300 miles from Pittsburgh! He then tries to dig himself out of the hole he has created! [Ted Sapp]
Yes
15 Apr 1976
Music Hall, Cleveland OH, USA
The wrong tape is played during Supper's Ready during the "we will rock you little snake" section [Martijn Van Beek]
Yes
10 Jan 1977
Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England
Your Own Special Way starts with a hideous 'Braaannnggg' because Mike's 12-string is out of tune. Phil chips in with the old "It was in tune when he bought it" gag. Mike re-tunes and the song re-starts. [Warren Banks]
Yes
17 Mar 1977
Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston TX, USA
During one of the song changes, where Mike Rutherford was exchanging 'necks' on his custom doubleneck instruments backstage, there was a snafu getting it back together (or apart). After some seconds of activity and cursing things apparently were OK (or not) and the concert continued. The next night's concert (supposed to be in Austin, TX) was cancelled ... ? Wonder if repairs had to be made to the essential instrument(s) in Mike's arsenal ... My friend and I had 'snuck' backstage and sat in unsold seats (in the front row, of course) behind the stage, about 20' from Phil's drumkit. Greatest concert experience ever! [Rick Young]
Unknown
21 Mar 1977
Municipal Auditorium, Austin TX, USA
During Supper's Ready Phil sings "666" too soon [Martijn Van Beek]
Unknown
25 Mar 1977
Winterland Arena, San Francisco CA, USA
The band refuses to start the show until everyone sits down, even though it is festival seating. They send an announcer out on stage to force the audience to sit down. It has no effect on the excited audience, and after about 15 minutes, the band gives up the idea and proceeds, playing to a standing crowd. [Rob Lawrence]
Yes
27 Mar 1977
Sports Centre, San Diego CA, USA
One overly enthusiastic fan managed to get on stage [during Carpet Crawlers] and, seeing that Phil's drum kit was vacant, decided to play along. The would-be stickman was forcibly removed from his throne by three roadies. PC said. "It could only happen in Los Angeles...I wouldn't want to be in his shoes right now.." [Martijn Van Beek] [Graham Collins]
Yes
11 May 1977
Gigantinho Stadium, Porto Allegre, Brazil
On the second night in Brazil, half way through the show, Mike placed his hands over his mouth and ran off-stage due to illness. The band carried on for the rest of the instrumental song and then finished the gig.

I may have another version about the incident on the second Porto Alegre gig. Mike just ran out of the stage for good, but someone seemed to have picked a bass and the show went on a fine bunch of songs. Next day, it was the main topic on all radio and TV progs about music and arts. The official statement from the band staff said that Mike was intoxicated by the town's water. In fact, by that time, there was a huge local discussion about germs in it. I was only 11 yrs old then, never had been to a show before, so my memories may be blurred, but anyway it's kind of clear that some roadie got the instrument and faced the 17.000 astonished souls. Anyway, the sound quality at Gigantinho Gym was so awful then, that even myself could be up there playing... none would bother. The local music journalists of that time may have clearer memories (Pedro Sirotsky, Ricardo Baro, Cascalho, Mary Mezzari).
Unknown
04 Apr 1978
Wings Auditorium, Kalamazooo MI, USA
Show suffers from (keyboard?) technical difficulties. Phil does a brief drum solo to let the technicians do their job. Down and Out [Brief drum solo] One for the Vine. [Martijn Van Beek]
Yes
25 Jul 1978
Merriweather Post Pavilion , Columbia MD, USA
Mike Rutherford loses his footing and takes a spill onto his back while playing the heavy Shergold doubleneck... it appears nothing serious though, still smiling all the while. During "Say it's alright Joe", the little table lamp prop perched on Tony's keyboard tips over headed for the floor. Phil shows off the most amazing lightning fast reflexes as he (somehow) manages to snag the lamp with one hand nonchalantly before it hits the floor and sets it upright again. It really was an amazing feat to witness, probably one only a drummer could do!
Yes
31 Jul 1978
Saratoga Perforning Arts Centre, Saratoga Springs, USA
Afterglow is played as a stand-alone w/o Cinema Show. Don't know why. [Martijn Van Beek]
Yes
03 Sep 1978
Ludwigsparkstadion, Saarbrucken, Germany
Show suffers from (keyboard?) technical difficulties. Phil does a brief drum solo to let the technicians do their job. After Motherlode and before Vine [Martijn Van Beek]
Yes
03 Dec 1978
Kosei Nenkin Hall, Shinjyuku, Tokyo, Japan
The synthesiser breaks down before Ripples, they play an improvisation. This synthesiser keeps getting troubles throughout a large part of the show and they keep playing improvisations before the next 4 songs. Phil doesn't know how to explain this in Japanese (embarrassed silences). [Halley Ros]
Yes
06 May 1980
Lyceum Ballrooms, London, England
Follow You, Follow Me: Tony starts the second half of the final verse four bars early, then fumbles around with the organ chords and stops playing ARP entirely until the next chorus.
Yes
07 Jun 1980
Mecca Arena, Milwaukee WI, USA
On squonk phil finish the third verse of the song and then begins the song all over again!So it's about eight mins. Long! [Andres Pachon]
Yes
09 Jun 1980
Pine Knob, Clarkston MI, USA
Daryl is off ill so the band play a reduced set as a four piece
Yes
11 Jun 1980
Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland OH, USA
Someone decides to light a cherry bomb in the crowd after One For The Vine. [Andres Pachon]
Phil sings a five second version of Supper's Ready
Yes
27 Sep 1981
Velodromo Anoeta, San Sebastian, Spain
Mike screws up the beginning of Abacab
Yes
29 Sep 1981
Les Arenes, Frejus, France
Phil makes mistakes on the start of I Know What I Like, it seems that he forget the words (listen in Me And Virgil or Picture About) [Casimiro Baldanza]
Yes
03 Oct 1981
Groenoordhal, Leiden, The Netherlands
The infamous booing concert. The crowd boo the band and Phil has words.
Yes
06 Oct 1981
Grugahalle, Essen, Germany
Daryl has problems with the beginning of Abacab
Yes
13 Oct 1981
Eilenriedhalle , Hanover, Germany
The audience demands insistently "Supper's ready for Peter Gabriel," and Phil, who is slightly annoyed, sings a 10second version of that song. Directly in front of the stage are some very drunken spectators, some of them British soldiers in civilian clothes who behave badly. They spit, jostle and fight. One or more persons vomit. Therefore, as I recall, the band doesn't come out for a second encore. After the concert there is a radio interview on NDR 2, in which the band expresses their anger and disgust about these incidents.
Yes
16 Oct 1981
Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany
Phil starts Sarah Jane story and stops: "I f**ked up, this is Carpet Crawl !". [Martijn Van Beek]
Yes
28 Nov 1981
Savoy Theatre, New York NY, USA
Phil forgets lines to the ending of Firth Of Fifth and starts with singing 'The Sands of Time..' instead of the usual lyric, realises his mistake and mumbles the rest of the verse until he realises where he is.
Yes
12 Sep 1982
Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
During the Cage Medley, Tony gets a bit confused and begins the chord sequence into Afterglow too early during the Slippermen sequence. [Will Ingram]
Yes
07 Nov 1983
Horton Fieldhouse, Normal IL, USA
Phil does the "Masturbation will not make me go deaf !"-quote as in intro to Home by the Sea. Not really an incident but who expected this from Mr. Nice guy.[Martijn Van Beek]
Yes
08 Nov 1983
Iowa state University, Ames IA, USA
Phil does the "Masturbation will not make me go deaf !"-quote as in intro to Home by the Sea. Not really an incident but who expected this from Mr. Nice guy.[Martijn Van Beek]
Yes
10 Nov 1983
Mecca Arena, Milwaukee WI, USA
Mike's guitar dies and they start that's all without him. Phil says mike will catch up later.
Yes
23 Nov 1983
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
While Phil is telling his tale leading into "Illegal Alien", Mike, Tony, Daryl and Phil are putting on their 'prop' sunglasses for the "clandestine" effect, and Chester is sitting behind his kit, daydreaming, completely oblivious to what is going on around him, thus missing his cue to don his sunglasses. It was really quite funny, as Phil stopped talking he, Tony, Mike, and Daryl just stood in silence and stared at Chester, with their sunglasses on, until he realised it was time to put on his "Illegal Alien" sunglasses. He put them on, to boisterous applause! [Mike Kameka]
Yes
27 Nov 1983
Spectrum, Philadelphia PA, USA
Tony screws up the cinema show solo. He makes some mistakes (bar counting mostly). It's recorded on the "No Reply At All" bootleg. [Santi Jansen]
Yes
13 Dec 1983
The Omni Centre, Atlanta GA, USA
Turn It On medley: during the reprise after the R&B tunes, Tony goes into the sustained chord part way early. Somehow manages to get back on track.
Yes
09 Jan 1984
PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada
Phil ends Squonk (part of the 11th earl medley) too early, after he try to sing the missing words [Casimiro Baldanza]
Yes
17 Jan 1984
McNichols Sports Arena, Denver CO, USA
During Firth Of Fifth, inside the first medley, at the moment of the solo the Daryl's guitar dies after two notes. The other musicians continue to play the same section of the song until Daryl fixes or changes the guitar. So the FOF solo begins [Casimiro Baldanza]
Yes
21 Jan 1984
Reunion Arena, Dallas TX, USA
There's a power-outage during Los Endos (twice !)
Yes
25 Jan 1984
Lakefront Arena, New Orleans LA, USA
Phil screws up lyrics to Home By The Sea
Yes
29 Jan 1984
Kemper Arena, Kansas City MO, USA
The band are affected by a power outage during Illegal Alien.
Yes
25 Feb 1984
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England
Had to restart Eleventh Earl after first couple of bars
Yes
20 Sep 1986
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit MI, USA
Prior to beginning his solo on In the Cage, Tony got nothing out of his Synclavier synthesizer. He shook his head in disgust and the band played a few more bars until the synth kicked in. [Scott McGregor]
Yes
01 Oct 1986
Madison Square Gardens, New York NY, USA
A woman comes on stage and starts hugging Phil. Phil misses a line from "Invisible Touch", and the woman is carried away. This can be seen on vid too ! [Martijn Van Beek]
Yes
15 Oct 1986
Forum, Los Angeles CA, USA
During Domino, at the beginning of The Last Domino, Tony keyboards go completely silent and after a minute or so of trying to figure out in which part of the section they are, Phil starts singing at a seemingly random spot at the same time that Chester does a drum fill to signal that the vocals are coming. Almost the whole segment (the "blood on windows" segment) is done without keyboards until the problem is fixed near the end of that part. Needless to say, that part sounds quite dull without the keyboards! [Jose Navarrete]
Yes
23 Nov 1986
Weston Springs, Auckland, New Zealand
Phil screws his voice completely during the tough singing of Apocalypse 9/8. Somehow he finishes the song, but he wasn't able to sing the lyrics correctly anymore and is mostly out of key. Not surprisingly, Supper was dropped from the setlist shortly (or immediately ?) after this concert. [Martijn Van Beek]
Yes
21 Jan 1987
Kemper Arena, Kansas City MO, USA
Phil was cautious with his voice most of the night, and then came "In the Cage". He hit a squawker on "I cry out help...", cleared his throat, and screamed "...be-FORE he can be gone" which caused a big burst of feedback. He pretty much croaked his way through the rest of the night and the second night in Kansas City was cancelled.
Yes
11 Jun 1987
Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Band walk off stage halft way through the Turn It On Again medley due to a rather rowdy audience
Yes
20 Jun 1987
Maimarktgelande, Mannheim, Germany
Mike has a lapse of guitar playing ability during the last part of thats all,but he saves it just in time. [Paul Bower]
After some chanting and pushing up front, Phil tells the American fans to calm down and not cause trouble. Later in the set, the whole stage needs to be moved back, resulting ina few minutes delay.[holden]
Yes
09 May 1992
Astrodome, Houston TX, USA
At the Houston Astrodome show, Phil messes up the lyrics to 4 songs in a row in the second half of the set. I Can't Dance, Tonight Tonight Tonight, Invisible Touch and Throwing it all Away all have vocal mistakes.
After the drum-machine-only moment halfway during Mama, Tony misses to come in with the chords in time. [Lemon]
Yes
17 May 1992
Tampa Stadium, Tampa FL, USA
Show cancelled after two songs due to Phil's throat problems [Martijn Van Beek]
Yes
25 May 1992
Municipal Stadium, Cleveland OH, USA
A guy threw a cup of beer on stage and I think Mike slipped on the slippery steps when getting back onstage after doing the ICD "walk." . All without missing a note! [Tony Lastoria] [Matt Lathrum]

I don't know about the beer on the stage (though it makes sense), but during ICD Phil, Darryl and Mike walk down the stage right steps, turn around and start back up. Mike slipped and fell to his knees. Phil realizing it turns and makes sure he's OK. Mike then gets up and they all keep walking. As Tony and Matt say, Mike never missed a note![Howard Blecher]
Yes
05 Jun 1992
Carrier Dome Syracuse University, Syracuse NY, USA
Phil announces a marriage proposal of an audience member and this guy is literally set in the spot lights. Then Genesis play Hold on my heart. This event is also bootlegged on video-camera. [Martijn Van Beek]
Yes
28 Jun 1992
Festival Showground, Werchter, Belgium
Phil prepared his TV priest impersonation in French, to please the audience. This wasn't going very well and on top of that he got - amicably I must say - booed by the audience, the majority of the audience being Flemish. He looked irritated for a second, theatrically threw away the rather large sheet, kept a well timed two seconds silence, and then flatly said: Jesus He Knows Me. It was a stunning version, believe me! [PebbleToo]
Yes
02 Aug 1992
Knebworth Park, Stevenage, England
Tony makes a small mistake during the "Fading Lights" instrumental but quickly gets back on track. It can be seen on all the videos of the concert. [Matthew]
Yes
06 Nov 1992
Earls Court Arena, London, England
I think it was the Friday of that week's stint at Earls Court. There was an apparent bomb scare, but the venue wasn't evacuated, The band came on stage about 15 minutes late, with Phil apologising. [Gary Myer]
Yes
15 Nov 1992
Centre, Brighton, England
A very humourous gig. There were several minor musical f**kups by a couple of members of the band, but they all seem to be having a very good time. There was a lot of laughing going on, and Tony was seen to be laughing and smiling alot!! One of the best Genesis shows that I have attended. [Gary Myer]
Unknown
23 Jan 1998
Bray Film Studios, Windsor, England
Ray tells the story of the concert in front of the world press when he left the stage during the instrumental part of Domino for getting raised with the lift and from top he saw zhat he had forgotten the microphone. He tells this story on the Ray Wilson live album . But I did not experience the concert myself [Stefan Stoermer]
Yes
04 Mar 1998
International Arena, Cardiff, Wales
During Turn it on Again, when Ray Wilson introduces the band, he calls Tony "Tony Hatch" (obviously thinking of Crossroads and Neighbours!) [Andrew Ralph]
Yes
14 Jun 2007
Messecenter, Herning, Denmark
Phil messes up the very start of Ripples and the song has to be restarted. [Ulrich Klemt] Phil forgot the intro to "I know what I like". Instead of saying; "It´s one o´lock and time for lunch....He said: "When the sun beats down....It´s one o´clock....I´ll start again...It´s one a´clock and time for lunch.[FredrikBlomberg]
Yes
10 Jul 2007
Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany
It was raining hard, so instead of 19.00 as it said on the ticket, the concert started an hour later, to which Phil commented after Turn It On Again: "Scheiss regen, huh?" [Alec Lewis]
Yes
16 Sep 2007
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford CT, USA
During the song Land Of Confusion Phil saw somebody in the audience holding up a cell phone. Phil happened to see the man holding up his phone waved the guy over and the guy handed to phone to the security guard who then gave it to Phil. Phil sang a few verses of the song than hung up the cell phone than handed it back to the security guard who than gave it back to the guy in the audience. Phil never missed a beat. The crowd roared with appreciation and than laughter [Brian]
Yes
22 Sep 2007
Nationwide Arena, Columbus OH, USA
After Turn It On Again Phil mentions the Ohio State win earlier that day and leads the crowd in the OSU cheer and does the same after Throwing It All Away. This is all on the soundboard CD.
Yes
12 Oct 2007
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA, USA
Unexpected rain storm causes various equipment failures. A frustrated Phil decries the rain and replaces a lyric in Domino with "all the fucking rain". A goofy looking blue cafe umbrella is placed over Tony's OASYS while he walked off the stage during the Drum Duet and Tony was, to say the least, a bit suprised to find it when he returned for Los Endos. [speedy]
Yes
13 Oct 2007
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA, USA
A buxom woman flashes the camera during Throwing It All Away to the delight of the audience until a man (later identified as a friend of the band) stepped in front. The commotion in the crowd was loud enough to get the attention of the band, who were photographed looking back at the LED screen to see what was happening. [speedy]
Yes

:: peter gabriel

Date
Venue
Incident
Recorded?
04 Mar 1980
Empire Theatre, Liverpool, England
this incident refers to peter's attempt to start playing "Family Snapshot". He plays the 1st note & uproarious applause from the audience begins.In his own ,individual,shy way peter thanked the audience & plays the 1st note again. Once more uproarious applause from the audience.Again thanks from peter and this happens about 2 more times before Peter is finally allowed to continue the piece.
Yes
16 Dec 1982
Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles CA, USA
"Kiss of Life" was the second encore, and the band started dancing. Phil Collins joined Peter on stage, and Peter introduced him, but didn't play drums: he just danced along. Then one guy in the front row jumped on stage, and the bouncers were slow to react. In a few seconds the front few rows were on stage! I was in the fourth row ($85 in 1982, seemed like a lot!) and my friend and I got on stage. The band had stopped playing and Peter looked spooked. Then the bouncers pushed us off the stage, and the band did their third encore (Biko) [Lawrence King]
Yes
10 Aug 1983
Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA, USA
Peter forgets the lyrics to solsbury hill and a roadie has to bring out the words for him to read off a paper and the songs restarted.
Yes
15 Oct 1988
Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina
During the song "Lay your hands on me" when Peter used to throw himself to the audience, the people in front of the stage instead of catch him, move away from him and he fall down right to the field, after that, some people tore off his shirt and jacket and Peter come back to the stage almost naked. [Marcial Jaramillo]
Yes
22 Nov 1993
Forum Assago, Milan, Italy
PG announces Red Rain but the next song in the list is Kiss That Frog. Peter corrects himself and begins to joke with the names of the two songs "...mighty the Frog Rain!"
Yes
31 Aug 2002
Munchner Konigsplatz, Munich, Germany
Peter forgets the words at the begining of "Jetzt kommt die Flut". He must read off the text and is very uncertain.
Yes
16 Sep 2002
Alcatraz Club, Milan, Italy
Peter forgets the words at the begining of the new 'UP' song 'More Than This'. Peter stops the band, jokes about his memory with the audience: "Escusa, la memoria di Piter, kaputt! Ancora una volta, More Than This!" (Sorry, Peter's memory, dead! More Than This again!). Then the song is started again
Yes
15 Nov 2002
Target Center, Minneapolis MN, USA
A guy in the 6th row took a leak on the ground. P.A. System was all messed up. "Sky blue" is among 3-4 songs which they battle on thru even though the audience can't hear a note. Peter stopped the concert until the p.a. system could be fixed. During the delay, Ged Lynchplays an impromptu drum solo.
Yes
30 Nov 2002
La Colissee, Quebec, Canada
Peter starts with the second verse on Sledgehammer. Melanie looks at Tony in complete awe. Peter signals the band to repeat the verse - the mishap goes virtually unnoticed.
Yes
11 Dec 2002
Staples Center, Los Angeles CA, USA
Instead of singing the third verse of "Solsbury Hill", Peter repeats the second verse. David Rhodes shoots him a knowing wink as Peter rides by on his bicycle.
Yes
12 Dec 2002
America West Arena, Phoenix AZ, USA
When the Blind Boys came onstage for Sky Blue, the bass singer wasn't ready, trouble with his ear monitor. When they got it fixed it was too late for him to get to his position (center stage, half-sunken below the main stage, ready to rise up during the ending chorus) so he at the bottom of the stairs leading onto the stage, out of sight of everyone except those sitting right nearby, and sang his part flawlessly when the time came.
Yes
24 Apr 2003
The Globe, Stockholm, Sweden
The drum machine in the beginning of 'More Than This' totally get error. You can hear PG mumble first, then say: "If you don't mine we using a technical turn, givening, this is actually, first even at the tour. That is what I would call, a f**k up". Then the audience applause. After that PG says: "As I say, there is always more than this..." [Johan_Stamvall]
Yes
30 Apr 2003
Konig Pilsner Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
Right at the beginning of the show, Peter forgets the lyrics (after a few lines) to the german version of "Here Comes The Flood" called "Jetzt Kommt Die Flut"! He started laughing, said something in german and then he started again and it went fine!
Yes
07 Jun 2003
Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA, USA
During Peter Gabriel show, Growing Up song, Peter is rolling around a smaller stage and Tony is in front of him, backpeddling to get away from the ball and Tony falls off the stage, and I mean hard !! It took him awhile to get up, as the song kept going and he appeared back up on stage, but he looked a little shaken up. The show went on without any problems and I never saw Tony mention the incidnent on his website. But I think he hit pretty hard !!
Yes
24 Jun 2003
Jones Beach, Wantagh, USA
Two incidents at this concert: During the intro to Mercy Street, Peter becomes confused and says "the name of the song is Anne Sexton. No it's not! The name of the song is 'where did you put those pills this morning? The name of the song is Mercy Street."
During Come Talk To Me, the entire face plate of the phone box begins to pull off as Peter moves downstage. A tech runs over and tries to hold the whole mess together. At the end of the song, Peter introduces this gent as "Phil, our valiant stage manager."
Yes
26 Jun 2003
Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee WI, USA
Peter has to restart due to forgetting the words. On "Darkness" he misses a few bars because he sneezes in which he calls "The first offical sneeze of the tour". During "Father, Son", very loud fireworks start going off in the background because it is the opening night of Summerfest. Everybody seems to be paying attention to the firworks rather than Peter who plays the song flawlessly.
Yes
29 Jun 2003
DTE Music Pavilion, Detroit IL, USA
Several miscues from the sequence. Peter had to restart Mercy Street and Solisbury Hill. Fan in the 3rd row (I wonder who that was) yelled "Giant Hogweed Lives." Peter then repeats the statement in the mic for the crowd to hear. Due to monitor problems, the band stops playing. With some encouragement from this same fan in the 3rd row, Peter sings Here Comes the Flood so the crew could sort out the problem. It's the only time it was played on that leg of the tour.
Yes
01 Jul 2003
Germain Amphitheater, Columbus OH, USA
When returning to his keyboard during the more quiet part of "secret world", peter plays a wrong sound from his keyboard. he quickly changes it to the correct piano sound and plays on.
Yes
23 Nov 2003
The Big Room, Realworld Studios, Bath, England
At the start of Solsbury Hill, Peter stops the band saying "It's too fast"; then the song restarted, and Peter forget the words singing the second verse. During Darkness, the click (or the drum machine) have some problem. At the end of the song Peter says: "When click don't works, for the musicians there's a little panic". During Secret World, Peter forgets the words in the second verse. [Roberto]
Yes
02 Jul 2007
Summer Festival, Piazza Duomo, Brescia, Italy
No Self Control, comes stopped after a two minutes and then repeated for a problem to the microphone of Peter that after says "THE member of the group call me Gabriel F**ker" [EnryGenesis]
Yes

:: phil collins

Date
Venue
Incident
Recorded?
15 Feb 1983
Forum, Montreal, Canada
Peter sings one verse of "Biko" before his radio mic goes haywire with feedback. He leaves the stage and the band look like they are about to stop playing until the crowd, as one, take up the Biko rhythm & chant. The balcony sounds like it might collapse from the stamping rhythm. Tony & Jerry have huge grins and start playing & singing with the audience. Goes on for some minutes until Peter comes back and thanks the audience for covering for him.
Yes
23 Feb 1985
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England
As a final encore Phil played You Know What I Mean, but has has a serious lapse of piano playing ability.
Yes
14 May 1988
Atlantic 40th Anniversary, USA
During his Piano set, Phil was playing "in the air tonight," when he forgot the lines. Where he should've said, "IT WAS THE FIRST TIME, THE LAST TIME WE EVER MET" his mind just blanked out, substituting it with a mumble, an embarrassed silence...and a loud "HA!"...
Unknown
13 Sep 1990
PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada
Here's what Simon Collins himself (!) recently said about this very concert which took place the night before his 14th birthday in a Q&A session on the Phil Collins Forum: "One specific memory that leaps to mind is when I played drums on stage with the solo band in my home town, Vancouver, for my 14th Birthday! I joined in on Easy Lover and had Chester behind me to make sure everything stayed tight...I had recently broken my arm too, so I played with a cast on!!! LOL!" [Ulrich Klemt]
Unknown
13 Dec 1994
Wembley Arena, London, England
When Phil is singing "Only You And I Know" he forgets some of the lyrics during the first verse
Yes
27 Mar 1995
Thai Army Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand
Daryl is brought to hospital due to illness and misses his first and only PC solo concert [Ulrich Klemt]
Unknown
07 Jul 1998
Tivoli Gardens Jazz Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
A drunk guy gets on the stage during "Sussudio" and takes the microphone and starts singing. Shortly afterwards the guards take care of him
Yes
17 Jun 2004
Bercy, Paris, France
During his third (and last) show in Paris, Phil made a mistake in the beginning of 'No Way Out', Phil make a sign to all muscians to stop, except Brad Cole (on the Keyboard) and after a few seconds of keyboard only, all musicians played again and Phil restart to sing from the beggining.
Yes
27 Jun 2004
Wembley Arena, London, England
Right at the beginning of the concert, Chester Thompson puts a little bit too much effort into his drumming and sends one of his drumsticks flying across the stage! Towards the end of the evening, Phil picks it up and then waves it at Chester with a big smile on his face!
Yes
30 Jun 2004
Arena, Nimes, France
During the intro of In The Air Tonight when Daryl begins to step on the bass pedals suddenly there is no more sound at all! The whole sound as well as the big LED screen and most of the stage light are off. It takes about 15 Minutes to fix the problem. The intro of the second attempt takes extremely long until Phil finally starts singing. The LED screen is off for In The Air Tonight but back in service for Dance Into The Light.
Yes
14 Sep 2004
Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
Phil was running around the upper stage when he realize that the platform they use to lift his drumkit for in the air tonight was missing. Creating a giant hole in the upper stage. Phil just stopped a few feet from this hole.
Unknown
15 Oct 2005
Hartwell Arena, Helsinki, Finland
During Sussudio Phil is running towards the steps. Before he reaches the bottom on the steps he slips on the streamers and falls over ending up lying flat on the stage. He gets up immediately and for the next few minutes he looks a little confused and shocked (maybe because of his recent minisc injury). The whole incident doesn't have an influence on the concert.
Unknown
19 Nov 2005
SECC, Glasgow, Scotland
Nicholas sings on Sussudio and is on stage during Take Me Home. During You Can't Hurry Love Chester starts the transition to Two Hearts a verse too early. [Ulrich Klemt]
Yes
20 Nov 2005
SECC, Glasgow, Scotland
The show starts with an introduction by Peter Kay including a short performance of (Is This The Way To) Amarillo. Phil f*cks up the very first line of One More Night and immediately stops the song to start it over again. Due to some problems You Can't Hurry Love is mainly sung by the audience accompanied by the backing singers. [Ulrich Klemt]
Unknown