English rock band Genesis’s ‘The Last Domino?’ tour came to an end for the group that was formed in 1967. That’s quite a long ride for the band that is one of the highest-selling recording artists, with approximately 130 million albums sold worldwide. The tour ended at London’s O2 Arena with iconic drummer and singer Phil Collins making a quip about the band members having to find real jobs now.
The question mark after the tour’s name appears to suggest that it’s open to interpretation as to whether this was their final show. However, to dispel any rumors of the band continuing, the group removed the question mark in the tour’s name and replaced it with an exclamation mark. So, the tour was then billed as ‘The Last Domino!’
The group’s final show at London’s O2 Arena was, of course, sold out. “Tonight is a very special night,” Phil Collins told the crowd at the group’s last show. “It’s the last stop of our tour. And it’s the last show for Genesi. After tonight we’ve all got to get real jobs.”
Even though the iconic singer’s health has declined over the last 15 years, Phil Collins managed to take a bow. Collins, who suffered an injured vertebra in his upper neck and battled acute pancreatitis, was the last member of the group to exit the stage. Collins, 71, used a cane as he left. It was an incredible visual, displaying the end of an era. It seems absolutely fitting that Peter Gabriel was there since he helped to start the band years ago. Everything seems to have come full circle.
From tonight’s final #Genesis show in London (from left): #PeterGabriel, #PhilCollins, and Richard McPhail (long time friend and tour manager in the ‘70s). If you’ve not read Richard’s book on Genesis, you should. @genesis_band @itspetergabriel @PhilCollinsFeed pic.twitter.com/Zsmo0WMGr1
— World of Genesis (@WorldofGenesis) March 27, 2022
I’m not crying, you’re crying! Indeed, it’s the end of an era. But at least it was recorded. Meaning, it will never die.