The members of Genesis hosted a press conference in New York City yesterday (Wednesday, March 7th) to announce the North American dates for their reunion tour, as well as some new box sets that are in the works. Just as they're doing in Europe, the band will play about 20 dates in North America, with the mix of arenas and stadiums kicking off September 7th in Toronto. They've only announced 13 of the shows so far, so the current tour-ender in Los Angeles on October 12th could change.
The Genesis North American itinerary (subject to change)
September 7 - Toronto, ONT - BMO Field
September 11 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden
September 14 - Montreal, QUE - Olympic Stadium
September 16 - Hartford, CT - Hartford Civic Center Coliseum
September 18 - Philadelphia, PA - The Wachovia Center
September 22 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
September 23 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
September 27 - East Rutherford, NJ - Giants Stadium
September 29 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
September 30 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace Of Auburn Hills
October 2 - Chicago, IL - United Center
October 9 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion At San Jose
October 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Tickets for Montreal on September 14th and Philadelphia on September 18th go on sale Saturday (March 10th).
Also at the press conference, plans were announced for a series of Genesis box sets. The first one is a six-CD/six DVD package called Genesis: 1976-1981 that will feature remixed versions of the studio albums Trick Of The Tail, Wind And Wuthering, And Then There Were Three, Duke, and Abacab, along with 5.1 Surround Sound mixes of the albums, plus rare audio and video tracks from the band's archives, photo galleries, and new interview footage. The sixth CD, which is titled Extra Tracks 1976 To 1982, is just that -- 13 songs that weren't released on any of the band's albums, but were on limited-edition EPs and single B-sides. Genesis: 1976-1981 will be available April 24th.