Genesis reveal comeback - and first tour in 13 years

Prog-rock stars Genesis have reunited and are set to tour again for the first time in 13 years.

Phil Collins , Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks announced their comeback on Wednesday and said they would be gigging in the UK and Ireland for The Last Domino? tour at the end of the year.

Best known for hits including I Can't Dance, No Son Of Mine, Turn It On Again, Jesus He Knows Me and Invisible Touch, the band will head out for their first time on the road since their Turn It On Again world tour in 2007.

Collins, who has historically provided both drums and vocals, is thought to be unable to play the instrument due to a nerve problem, so the band will be joined by his 18-year-old son, Nicholas, on drums. Long-time guitar and bass player Daryl Stuermer will also join them for the shows.

Peter Gabriel, one of the group's founding members, will not be taking part.

Collins, guitarist Rutherford and keyboard player Banks, all 69, made up the band's most successful and long-lasting line-up during the late 1970s, '80s and early '90s.

Posting on a new Twitter account for the band, set up at the end of 2019, they said they were "delighted" to announce their return.

It comes after the trio were spotted together at a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden in January, sparking rumours of a reunion.

Genesis formed at Charterhouse boarding school in Godalming, Surrey, in 1967.

Collins took over singing with the band when Gabriel left in 1975, before departing for a solo career himself, saying he needed "to change direction in my musical life".

:: Listen to the Backstage podcast on Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , Spotify , Spreaker

He went on to have hits including In The Air Tonight and Another Day In Paradise, among many others.

Tickets for the Genesis tour, which takes in Dublin, Belfast, Liverpool, Newcastle, London, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow, go on general sale at 9am on Friday 6 March.