07-November-2007 - 12:00 GMT
Mayfair Hotel, Stratton Street, London
After months of speculation, Genesis will finally reunite today at the Mayfair Hotel, Stratton Street, London. They are expected to confirm the rumours of a reunion tour which, in its first leg, will cover Europe.
The press conference webcast will be made available on-line at genesis-music.com, however, some of the points that came out were:
The Set List
The European tour dates are;
11 June - Helsinki, Finland Olympic Stadium
14 June - Herning, Denmark Messecenter
15 June - Hamburg, Germany AOL Arena
17 June - Berne, Switzerland Stade de Suisse
18 June - Linz, Austria Gugglestadium
20 June - Budapest, Hungary Puskas Ferenc Stadion
21 June - Katowice, Poland Slaski Stadium
23 June - Hannover, Germany AWD Arena
26 June - Dusseldorf, Germany LTU Arena
29 June - Stuttgart, Germany Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadium
30 June - Paris, France Parc Des Princes
1 July - Amsterdam, Holland Arena
3 July - Berlin, Germany Olympiastadion
4 July - Leipzig, Germany Zentralstadion
5 July - Frankfurt, Germany Commerzbank Arena
7 July - London, UK Twickenham Stadium
8 July - Manchester, UK Old Trafford Football Stadium
10 July - Munich, Germany Olympiastadion
12 July - Monaco, Louis II Stadium
14 July - Rome, Italy Telecomcerto at Colosseo
Tickets for the German shows will go on sale on Friday, 10th November 2006. UK Shows will go on sale on the 24th November 2006. Tickets for other countries are yet to be announced.
The line-up, as expected will be the traditional three piece line-up, Tony, Mike and Phil, joined as usual by Daryl Stuermer and Chester Thomposon.
They also announced that the SACDs that we have so eagerly awaited will be made available as SACD/DVD double disc sets, remastered in 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo mixes. They will be released in three batches throughout 2007 as follows:
March 2007: A Trick Of The Tail (1976), Wind & Wuthering (1977), …And Then There Were Three…(1978), Duke (1980) Abacab (1981)
June/July 2007: Genesis (1983), Invisible Touch (1986), We Can't Dance (1991), Calling All Stations (1997)
Fall/Winter 2007/Spring 2008: Trespass (1970), Nursery Cryme (1971), Foxtrot (1972), Selling England By The Pound (1973), The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (1974)
More information will follow after the press conference.