Amsterdam, The Netherlands – It has been difficult to miss, with 47 live shows across the globe, Genesis has reunited for their The Last Domino? World Tour. After their big Turn It On Again tour, back in 2007, it has been silent around the band for thirteen years, but now they are back with, what they say, is the last Genesis tour. The Netherlands had to wait a while, but it´s finally Amsterdam´s turn to enjoy Genesis´ greatest hits for two evenings in a row at the Ziggo Dome.
From the moment the lights went out and the band entered the stage, the crowd went wild. Opening track “Behind The Lines/Duke’s End” started and it soon became clear what kind of spectacle the evening would be. Behind the band was a video screen as wide as the stage with another two smaller screens to the sides, so that everyone, wherever you were in the venue, could enjoy the show. Above the band hung huge lightboxes in the shape of domino stones, which created a very nice effect. Big hits like “Land Of Confusion”, “Mama”, “No Son Of Mine”, and “Invisible Touch” could, of course, not be missed on this night, but older songs (or parts of them) such as “The Cinema Show” and “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway” were also played. During “Throwing It All Away”, the band made a trip down memory lane by showing small video clips of the band throughout the years, also including footage of ex-band members Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett.
The original band line-up with Phill Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks was reinforced by guitarist Daryl Stuermer, who has been touring with Genesis for many years, drummer Nic Collins, the son of Phil Collins and two backing vocalists. Frontman Phil Collins had to spend the evening sitting on a chair on stage due to his physical complaints, but even though his body may be failing him, he shows that on the inside he is still as youthful as he always has been. Plenty of jokes are made between songs and there was a lot of interaction with the audience. He certainly knows how to entertain a crowd. Small chats for specific songs such as “Home By The Sea” and “Domino” are not skipped. Those moments have become part of a Genesis live show after so many years and the evening wouldn’t be complete without it.
The band tried to cram their entire repertoire into the two-hour show. The excellent light show and visual effects made the evening a great celebration. The whole band took the applause and then left the stage to leave only Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks remaining. And with that, the three music icons that made Genesis so successful said their goodbye to the audience.
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1. Behind The Lines/Duke’s End
2. Turn It On Again
4. Land Of Confusion
5. Home By The Sea
6. Second Home By The Sea
7. Fading Lights (first two verses)
8. The Cinema Show (second half, with “Riding The Scree” and “In That Quiet Earth” snippets)
10. That’s All
11. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
12. Follow You Follow Me
14. No Son Of Mine
15. Firth Of Fifth (instrumental part)
16. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) ( with “Stagnation” snippet)
18. Throwing It All Away
19. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight (first two verses)
20. Invisible Touch
21. I Can’t Dance
22. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight (intro & first verse)
23. The Carpet Crawlers
Show Date: 3/21/2022