Mike Rutherford says that U.S. fans might get to see the upcoming Genesis reunion tour before those in the U.K.
Appearing on the Rockonteurspodcast, he says that because of U.K. and Ireland pandemic regulations he "can’t see [the tour happening] at the moment." The current September dates have been set, but have been postponed numerous times prior to that.
He then went on to say that the U.S. could be first due to the pace of vaccinations. "American shows might be in November [on the East Coast]. They are confident, they want to do it."
Genesis last played in the U.S. on October 13th, 2007 when they wrapped up their Turn It On Again Tourat the Hollywood Bowl.
In other news, a new book of Genesis is coming.
Written by Italian music journalist Mario Giametti, it follows his 2019 book, Genesis: 1967 to 1975 - The Peter Gabriel Years.
Containing interviews with all the band members, it will be published on July 15th.
And, speaking of the Peter Gabriel years, newly restored footage of a January 10th, 1973 Genesis show at the Bataclan in Paris has surfaced on YouTube, courtesy of The Genesis Museum. It was from the tour in support of their Foxtrot album.