NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS - NOV.  2003

November 30, 2003
Genesis Biography Added To Site - Sales Figures Revealed!

For years, people have speculated on the sales figures for albums like Genesis' Calling All Stations, Archive, Archive #2, etc.. Well, after some extensive research, I have posted the first biography to the World of Genesis biography section. In there, you will not only find that information, but also a few other historical tidbits on the band. More biographies will follow shortly. Stay tuned... Many updates are coming soon.

November 17, 2003
Phil Collins Announces A Final Tour; First Show To Go On Sale November 21st!

According to the official Phil Collins site, Phil is preparing for a farewell tour. A full list of tour dates and venues will be posted when available. Rumors have been circulating about this tour for weeks, and it is expected that the tour will be fairly brief and cover stops in Europe and North America (again, stops on the tour have yet to be confirmed).

The first date on the tour will be at the Manchester MEN Arena on June 28th, and tickets will go on sale Friday, November 21st at 9 a.m. and are priced at 42 and 32 plus booking fee.

Tickets are available from:
Credit card hotlines 0870 190 8000 and 08705 321 321
Piccadilly Box Office Manchester & Liverpool
Wayahead
Cavendish Travel - Leeds
Millennium - Blackpool
First Call
Lastminute.com


November 11, 2003
Genesis Invisible Touch Tour DVD Available For Pre-Order In North America!

I am pleased to announce that the Region 1/NTSC DVD for Genesis' Invisible Touch Tour (Live At Wembley Stadium) is now available for pre-order. This pressing is playable in North America and is scheduled for release on December 2, 2003! Order yours today!

November 11, 2003
Steve Hackett Japanese Only LP Sleeve CDs Now Available For Order!

As previously announced here (and only here) back in September 2003, there are several Steve Hackett CD titles being reissued in Japan in the popular mini-style LP sleeve packaging. The titles are: 

1. Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited (catalog # UICE9010) *
2. Steve Hackett - Hungarian Horizons - Live In Budapest (catalog # UICE9011)
3. Steve Hackett - Somewhere In South America (catalog # UICE9013)
4. Steve Hackett - To Watch The Storms (catalog # UICE1064) with Alternate cover!
5. Steve Hackett - The Tokyo Tapes (catalog # UICE9015) *  

These titles are now all available for pre-order! Click on the links above for more information or to order!

November 11, 2003
Peter Gabriel Hit Rescheduled For Release In Japan

Peter Gabriel's Hit compilation (catalog # VJCP-68593) has been rescheduled for release in Japan on December 10th. The track listing of the Japanese 2-CD issue will mirror the U.S. 2-CD track listing. 

November 11, 2003
Supporting Gabriel Act For Brighton Gig Announced

Martyn Bennett has been announced as supporting act for the Brighton Peter Gabriel show. For more on Bennett, click here

November 11, 2003
Additional Gabriel Tour Dates Confirmed

According to the official Peter Gabriel site, in addition to the four tour dates announced in November for the UK and South Africa, more tour dates are anticipated in May 2004. More details will follow when available. Announced dates are as follows:

November 21st - Wales (BBC Children In Need Festival)
November 23rd - Box, England (private show)
November 24th - Brighton, England
November 29th - Cape Town, South Africa (Nelson Mandela's 46664 AIDS Benefit)   

November 1, 2003
Carrack Shows Cancelled Due To Theft

According to the official Paul Carrack site, Friday's sell out concert at the Cambridge Corn Exchange and Saturday's show at Guilford Civic have been postponed due to the theft of a truck containing the band's equipment. The white Mercedes seven-and-a half-ton box van, registration number H663ATC, containing guitars, drums, keyboards and PA equipment was stolen in the early hours of Friday morning. The Cambridge show has been moved to Dec 2nd, Guilford is moved to November 16th. Tickets remain valid for the shows or refunds are available from the venues. Ticket holders can contact the Corn Exchange Box Office on 01223-357851 for info.

November 1, 2003
New Stuermer Interview Available On-Line

Smooth Jazz Canada has just posted the first part of a new interview with Daryl Stuermer. In the interview, Daryl talks about his latest release with Sweetbottom among other things. Be sure to check it out!

November 1, 2003
Gabriel Considers Parting Ways With His U.S. Label

According to a new article in Billboard, Peter Gabriel is considering parting ways with his long-time U.S. record label, Geffen. Hit, his forthcoming compilation album will complete his obligation to the label. Further, Gabriel only owes one more album on his European Record label, so major changes could be underway worldwide. Check out the article for all of the details!

November 1, 2003
Phil Collins' New Single Cracks The U.S. Top Ten

Phil Collins' new single, "Look Through My Eyes" from the Brother Bear soundtrack has reached #10 on the Adult Contemporary Chart this week according to Billboard. Interestingly, "Can't Stop Loving You", first first single from his Testify album, is still at #15 on the chart. 

November 1, 2003
New Gabriel Single Announced

"Burn You Up, Burn You Down" will be released as a CD single in Europe with a scheduled release date of November 24th. Details on a track listing will follow soon.
 

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