Genesis is making a long-awaited comeback. The progressive pop-rock band will bring "The Last Domino?" tour to UBS Arena at Belmont Park in Elmont on Dec. 10, marking its first show on Long Island in 40 years. The tour is also stopping at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 5.
Vocalist Phil Collins, keyboardist Tony Banks and guitarist Mike Rutherford haven’t performed together since they closed out their "Turn It On Again" tour in 2007. The trio will be accompanied by bassist Daryl Stuermer and Collins’ 20 year-old son, Nic, filling in for his father on drums after Phil suffered some health issues.
Genesis announced its reunion tour just before the pandemic hit last year, unveiling European dates for last fall. Those shows have now been rescheduled and will kick off Sept. 15 in Dublin and run through Oct. 13 in London. The North American tour begins Nov. 15 in Chicago and concludes Dec. 15 in Boston.
UBS arena, which is said to hold 18,853 seats for concerts, will host 150 events per year and serve as the home of the New York Islanders. The venue is part of a $1.1 billion development project at Belmont Park that will include a 250-room hotel and 350,000 square feet of retail on 43 acres of land adjacent to the racetrack.
Tickets for the Genesis concerts go on sale May 7 at noon on ticketmaster.com. A pre-sale will be held on May 5 starting at 10 a.m. Access to the pre-sale is limited to those registered at Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program, for which people can sign up now through Sunday at noon via genesis-music.com. For more information on the new venue, visit: ubsarena.com.
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