(AFP) – Genesis had to postpone the last UK concerts of their “The Last Domino? Tour” tour due to Covid cases – 19 within the group led by singer Phil Collins.
The remaining four UK concerts were scheduled Friday night in Glasgow and the 11, 12 and 12 October in London.
“According to government recommendations, it is with great regret that the last four concerts (…) had to be canceled due to positive Covid tests – 19 within the group “, announced Genesis in a press release, without further details.
” We are working to reschedule them as soon as possible and will announce the new dates on our site and our social networks “, added the British group, specifying that all tickets will remain valid and that their holders will be contacted by their suppliers.
“Impatient to get back on stage”, the group said they were “devastated” by the news, while ensuring that “the safety of the public and the tour crew is a priority” .
Started on 20 September in Birmingham, the group’s tour includes 16 dates in UK and 21 in USA between 15 November and 16 December.
This is the first time in 13 years that Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford, all three young people in their seventies, have returned to the stage. They are joined on drums by Nicholas, the son of Phil Collins, 19 years.
Historically a drummer in addition to being the singer of the group, Phil Collins is prevented from taking over the drumsticks due to a nervous problem. He sang seated for some of the concerts.
Genesis, who created a multitude of hits including “I Can’t Dance”, “Mama” or “Invisible Touch”, first distinguished himself as one of the pioneers of progressive rock, before negotiating a shift towards pop-rock over the years. He was formed in 1967 and joined in 1970 by Phil Collins, on drums then on vocals after the start by Peter Gabriel in 1975.