NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS - APRIL  2004

April 29, 2004
Ray Wilson Announces New Tour Dates

The first dates for Ray Wilson's The Next Best Thing 2004 tour are now on his official website. Ray will be touring with a full band - more dates will also be announced in the future.

April 29, 2004
Anthony Phillips' Archive 2 Release Delayed

Reports say that the Phillips' forthcoming Archive 2 release has been delayed until mid-May. More news on this soon. 

April 29, 2004
Mechanics Tour Dates Announced

The official Genesis site has posted the following summer tour dates for Mike & The Mechanics. Some dates are in support of Phil Collins (*):

5th June - Zurich Letzigrund *
6th June - Munich Olympic Stadium *
11th June - Berlin Waldbuhne *
12th June - Koln Rhein Energy Stadium *
19th June - Amsterdam Arena *
20th June - Werchter Classic - Belgium *
21st June - Leipzig Stadium *
25th June - Nancy Zenith Open Air *
1st July - Barcelona Palau St Jordi *
2nd July - Alicante
3rd July - Lisbon Restelo Stadium *
10th July - Copenhagen VIG Festiv

April 28, 2004
New Carrack Live Album/DVD Released

You can now order the new Paul Carrack live CD and DVD (PAL only) from the official Paul Carrack site. The NTSC version of the Carrack live DVD is in the works and will be released shortly. The concert was recorded in January 2004 at the Opera House in Buxton, England. 

April 25, 2004
Tony Banks Sits Down With World of Genesis.com

Last weekend I had an opportunity to sit down with Tony Banks to talk about his new classical project, his solo career, his work with Genesis, and several future projects. I am nearly done transcribing the interview, and it should be available exclusively here before the end of the week! Tony did not hold back at all - a great, very candid interview! Stay tuned!

April 25, 2004
Genesis Music Video Collection DVD Next Reissue Project To Be Done In 5.1

According to Mr. Banks himself, with the completion of Trick of The Tail in 5.1, Nick Davis will be turning his efforts to remixing Genesis' music videos in 5.1 for a complete video anthology on DVD. No release date was given, but I am told that this is definitely the next project.

April 25, 2004
Phil Collins Goes Platinum...

On May 31st, Phil Collins will release The Platinum Collection (catalog# PHILCD1), a three disc set featuring the albums: Face Value, No Jacket Required and ...But Seriously in "special" packaging. I should have more on what "special" means this week. If you would like to pre-order this collection click here.

April 25, 2004
Italian Version of Brother Bear Out Now!

Finally! The Italian language version of Phil Collins' Brother Bear soundtrack is now available. Click here if you want a copy!

April 25, 2004
The Mechanics Finally Get Rewired
 
Reports say that on May 31st, the new Mike and The Mechanics album, Rewired (catalog # CDV2984), will be released in Europe on Virgin/EMI. There will be two versions of the release including a limited edition pressing with a DVD (catalog# CDVX2984)! The track listing is as follows:


1
One Left Standing

2
If I Were You

3
Perfect Child

4
Rewired

5
I Don't Want It All

6
How Can I

7
Falling

8
Somewhere Along The Line

9
Underscore

There is also a Copy Control version of the album that will be released in parts of Europe and Japan. There is no official release date for North America at this time.

April 25, 2004
Peter Gabriel 2004 European Tour To Be Released As Part of Encore Series

For those of us still recovering from the 2003 Peter Gabriel Encore Series, here is more news to break the bank! TheMusic.com has announced that they will be releasing Gabriel's 23-date 2004 European tour as part of the series. The shows are $25 each plus shipping, or you can buy the set for a mere $549.99 plus shipping or the deluxe version in a mini-replica road case for...get this... $799.00! Ouch! You can pre-order the individual shows or the standard box set now, but the 150 numbered Deluxe Road Case box sets will not go on sale until May 3, 2004 at 3 pm GMT (11 am EST, 8 am PST). Click here for more info.

April 25, 2004
Phil Collins Tour Dates Continue To Be Added...

Many more dates have been added to the North American leg of Phil Collins' 2004 tour. 

Phil Collins - 'First Final Farewell Tour'

Tour dates so far announced:
Date Venue Tickets
European Tour    
Tuesday 1st June Fila Forum Milan Tickets here
Thursday 3rd June Stadthalle, Vienna Tickets here
Saturday 5th June Letzigrund Stadiumin Zurich Tickets here
Sunday 6th June Munich Olympic Stadium SOLD OUT
Monday 7th June Frankfurt Festhalle SOLD OUT
Wednesday, 9th June Stockholm Globe Tickets here
Friday 11th June Berlin Waldbuhne SOLD OUT
Saturday 12th June Koln Rhein Energy Stadium SOLD OUT
Sunday 13th June Hannover Hannover Arena SOLD OUT
Tuesday 15th June Paris Bercy SOLD OUT
Wednesday 16th June Paris Bercy SOLD OUT
Thursday 17th June Paris Bercy Tickets here
Saturday 19th June Amsterdam Arena SOLD OUT
Sunday 20th June TW Classic Festival, Belgium Tickets Here
Monday 21st June Leipzig Leipzig Stadium SOLD OUT
Wednesday 23rd June Stuttgart Schleyerhalle SOLD OUT
Thursday 24th June Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon Tickets here
Friday 25th June Amphitheatre Zenith, Nancy Tickets here
Sunday 27th June London Wembley Arena SOLD OUT
Monday 28th June Manchester MEN Arena SOLD OUT
Wednesday 30th June Arenes De Nimes, Nimes SOLD OUT
Thursday 1st July Barcelona Palau St Jordi Tickets here
Saturday 3rd July Alvalade Stadium, Lisbon Tickets available soon
Monday 5th July Zenith Toulouse Tickets here
Tuesday 6th July Geneva Arena Tickets here
North American Tour    
Tuesday 26th August Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim Tickets here
Saturday 28th August Las Vegas MGM Tickets here
Monday 30th August San Jose Arena On sale Sunday 2nd May - 10am
Wednesday 1st September Phoenix America West Tickets here
Wednesday 8th September Chicago United Centre Tickets here
Saturday 4th September Dallas American Airlines Center Tickets here
Sunday 5th September Houston Toyota Center Tickets here
Friday 10th September Detroit The Palace Tickets here
Saturday 11th September Gund Arena Cleveland On sale Saturday 24th April - 10am
Sunday 12th September Buffalo HSBC Arena Tickets here
Tuesday 14th September Montreal Bell Centre Tickets here
Wednesday 15th September Boston Fleet Centre Tickets here
Friday 17th September New York Madison Square Garden SOLD OUT
Monday 20th September Toronto Air Canada Centre Tickets here
Tuesday, 21st September Uncasville Mohegan Sun Tickets here
Wednesday 22nd September Philadelphia Wachovia Centre Tickets here
Friday 24th September Grand Rapids Van Andel Tickets here
Saturday 25th September Columbus Nationwide Arena Tickets here
Sunday 26th September Pittsburgh Mellon Arena Tickets here
Tuesday 28th September Orlando TD Waterhouse Center On sale Saturday 24th April - 10am
Wednesday 29th September Tampa St. Pete Times Forum On sale Saturday 24th April - 10am
Thusday 30th September Ft. Lauderdale Office Depot Center On sale Saturday 24th April - 10am

Special thanks to the official Phil Collins site for this information.
 

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