Genesis have been forced to postpone the last four shows of the UK leg of their final tour The Last Domino?, following positive COVID-19 tests within the band. The group have stated that they are “devastated” that the performances have to be put on hold, and have also said that they are “working to reschedule them as soon as possible”. The remaining performances of the UK run include a show at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow and three shows at the O2 in London.
— Genesis (@genesis_band) October 8, 2021
Genesis embarked on their final tour on September 20th, kicking it off with a show at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham. The band is also set to embark on a run of North American shows in November, starting off at the United Center in Chicago, IL and ending on the 16th of December at the TD Garden in Boston, MA. The tour was titled The Last Domino? to suggest some ambiguity as to whether or not this would indeed be Genesis’ last hurrah, however, singer Phil Collins has since made it known that this tour will indeed mark the end of Genesis, telling MOJO; “This English and American tour, that will be enough for me.” Guitarist Mark Rutherford said in the same interview; “We’re a good age. I’ve been doing it for over 50 years… I’ve loved it. But at the same time, you can’t get too lost in work.”
Phil Collins explained to BBC Breakfast last month that his ongoing health issues had taken quite a toll on his ability to perform, and that his son Nic would be taking his place behind the drum kit for the upcoming tour. He said in regard to this; “I’m one of his many influences, being his dad. He plays like me and he kinda has the same attitude as me, so that was a good starter.” Collins has unfortunately been dealing with nerve damage since sustaining a spinal injury in 2007, and explained in this recent interview that he could “barely hold a stick”. Since the beginning of the tour, Collins has been performing sitting down.
Genesis has stated that they will be updating fans on the state of the postponed dates as soon as possible via their website and social media. Other than this, the band has also made it clear that all purchased tickets will remain valid, and that ticket holders will be contacted by their ticket providers once the dates have been rescheduled. You can read their full statement here.