Genesis bid farewell Saturday night (March 26) with their final gig together as a group – see footage below.
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The band – comprised of Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks, along with touring musicians Daryl Stuermer, Nic Collins, Daniel Pearce and Patrick Smyth – bowed out with a sold-out show at London’s O2 Arena.
The show marked the end of a 55-year career that sees them remembered as one of music’s most successful acts, selling over 100million albums worldwide.
Playing 23 tracks in total, Genesis ran through a long list of their biggest hits including “I Can’t Dance”, “Mama”, “Turn It On Again”, “No Son Of Mine” and “Invisible Touch”.
Before playing “Land Of Confusion”, Collins addressed the crowd and announced that it would be Genesis’ final show. As the crowd applauded the band, Collins sat looking pensive, seemingly taking in the fact that it was the last hoorah. He then quipped: “After tonight we’ve all gotta get real jobs.”
Among the notable guests in attendance, the band’s original frontman Peter Gabriel stopped by to see his former band’s final show. Gabriel famously departed Genesis in 1975, and hadn’t played with the band since a one-off reunion in 1982.
During the set, Collins acknowledged Gabriel’s presence in the crowd by joking that he was the one shouting that he wanted to hear “Supper’s Ready”.
Gabriel and Collins shared a photograph with one another after the show alongside the band’s longtime friend and tour manager, Richard McPhail. You can see the picture, along with footage from the show below.
From tonight’s final #Genesis show in London (from left): #PeterGabriel, #PhilCollins, and Richard McPhail (long time friend and tour manager in the ‘70s). If you’ve not read Richard’s book on Genesis, you should. @genesis_band @itspetergabriel @PhilCollinsFeed pic.twitter.com/Zsmo0WMGr1
— World of Genesis (@WorldofGenesis) March 27, 2022
“Behind the Lines’ / ‘Duke’s End”
“Turn It On Again”
“Land Of Confusion”
“Home By The Sea”
“Second Home By The Sea”
“The Cinema Show”
“The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”
“Follow You Follow Me”
“No Son Of Mine”
“Firth Of Fifth”
“I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)” (with “Stagnation” snippet)
“Throwing It All Away”
“Tonight, Tonight, Tonight”
“I Can’t Dance”
“Dancing With The Moonlit Knight”
“The Carpet Crawlers”