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Genesis to announce plans for a fall UK reunion on Wednesday morning

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Eric VANDEVILLE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty ImagesGenesis is ready to turn it on again! In an exclusive report, British tabloid The Sun reveals that the band’s trio lineup of Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks will announce plans for a U.K. reunion tour Wednesday morning on BBC Radio 2.

According to the newspaper, Genesis will play a series of arena shows across the country in November and December, and tickets will go on sale later in March.

BBC Radio 2 teased the big announcement with a Twitter post that reads, “A massive band is reuniting. Don’t miss the exclusive reveal! Wednesday morning on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show.”

In addition, Genesis also appeared to hint at the reunion by posting an archival photo of Collins, Rutherford and Banks on the group’s official Instagram page, along with the caption, “And then there were three…”

Genesis last toured in 2006 and 2007. During the ensuing years, Collins has experienced a variety of health issues that prompted him to retire from the road from 2011. He returned to touring as a solo artist in 2017, although he no longer plays the drums.

In an August 2018 Rolling Stone interview, Phil said he’d be open to reuniting with Genesis, but said if the band did tour again, he’d want his teenage son Nic to handle the drumming duties. Nic has been playing drums with his dad’s solo touring group.

Media speculation about a possible Genesis reunion began circulating in January, after Collins, Rutherford and Banks were spotted together watching a Knicks basketball game at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

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