‘After tonight, we’ll all have to get real jobs’: Friel Phil Collins, 71, poses with his Genesis bandmates Mike Rutherford, 71, and Tony Banks, 72, as they bid farewell to the iconic band at the ever FINAL Gala in London .
- 02 in London served as the backdrop for the band’s latest show on The Last Domino? Round – with weak attack leader Phil telling the crowd that he will now have to get a real job
- Phil, who performed while seated, has struggled with a number of different health conditions in recent years, later joining Mike, 71, and Tony, 72, in a standing ovation.
- Since the band debuted, they’ve sold more than 100 million records – capturing 21 Top 40 hits in the UK and six number one albums.
- Original member Peter Gabriel, 72, did not join the trio on this group of shows, as did guitarist Steve Hackett, 72, who was in the band from 1971-1977.
Phil Collins paid an emotional farewell to Genesis fans along with bandmates Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks in London on Saturday – where the popular band held their last-ever concert.
02 in London served as the backdrop for the band’s latest show on The Last Domino? Tour – With vulnerable striker Phil, 71, he tells the crowd that he will now have to get a real job.
Phil, who performed seated as he struggled with a number of different health conditions in recent years, later joined Mike, 71, and Tony, 72, in a standing ovation.
A warm welcome: Phil Collins paid an emotional farewell to Genesis fans alongside bandmates Mike Rutherford (left) and Tony Banks (right) in London on Saturday – where the famous band held their last-ever concert.
The band first became popular in the 1970s and has sold over 100 million records.
‘It’s the last leg of our tour,’ Phil told the audience, ‘and it’s Genesis’ last show. After tonight we all have to get real jobs.
The three London concerts were due to take place at the end of last year but had to be rescheduled due to positive Covid 19 tests within the band, which was touring for the first time in 14 years,
Collins, who has a history with back problems, has been sitting out for all the concerts on the tour, and his son Nick Collins, 20, stepped in for him on the drums.
Health issues: 02 in London provided the backdrop for the band’s latest show The Last Domino? Tour – with vulnerable striker Phil, 71, telling the crowd that he will now have to get a real job
Icon: Phil, who gave the show while seated, having struggled with a number of different health conditions in recent years, joined Mike, 71, and Tony, 72, in a standing ovation.
Farewell: The group bid farewell to their fans after a career spanning five decades
The 2007 Genesis reunion left an elephant with a dislocated vertebra in his neck that caused nerve damage in his hands. He’s been using a walking stick since he had major back surgery in October 2015.
In 2017, Phil was forced to postpone two solo concerts at the Royal Albert Hall after falling into his hotel room.
Original member Peter Gabriel, 72, did not join the trio on this group of shows, as did guitarist Steve Hackett, 72, who was in the band from 1971-1977.
The band originally consisted of singer Peter & Tony, guitarist Anthony Phillips and Mike, and drummer Chris Stewart.
They released their first LP – From Genesis To Revelation in 1969 – with John Silver replacing Chris on drums and percussion.
Iconic: The band released their debut LP in 1969, and since then, they’ve gone on to sell over 100 million records – and have had 21 Top 40 hits in the UK and six #1 albums
Variety: Steve Hackett, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford in 1975
By the time of Trespass’s second album in 1970, John Mayhew was the drummer.
In 1970, Phil became the drummer and provided backing vocals before taking up lead vocals in 1975.
Mick Barnard also enjoyed a one-year stint in the band on guitar from 1970 to 1971.
Since the band’s debut, they’ve sold more than 100 million records – they’ve had 21 British Top 40 hits and six number one albums.
Before the tour – they last performed together in 2007 to celebrate their 40th anniversary and were on the mind about their reunion due to Phil’s medical issues.
Moment in History: Founding member Peter Gabriel (end left) wasn’t part of the reunion shows (pictured with guitarist Steve Hackett in 2014)
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