In the beginning there were five prep school students who wanted to make a band with orchestral sweep and trippy time changes and it was, if not good, at least promising.
Over the years Genesis morphed from quirky prog-rock pioneers led by a flower-head wearing Peter Gabriel to a more streamlined pop quartet-- then trio-- when drummer Phil Collins added an overhead microphone to his kit to a band nobody cared about fronted by Ray Wilson.
The band is now reverting to its most succesful incarnation as Collins and his cohorts-- keyboardist Tony Banks and guitarist Mike Rutherford-- have announced that they will hit the road next year as Genesis for the first time since 1992.
Gabriel has opted out saying "I'm not involved in this round or this year. I haven't ruled out the possibility of doing something in the future, but right now I'm going to focus on my own work."
The trio will hold a live press conference on their website detailing dates and cities tomorrow at 12 noon GMT-- so set your clocks because that's 7 a.m. for all you East Coast lambs.
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ContributorsSarah Rodman is a staff music critic for the Boston Globe.
James Reed is a staff music critic for the Boston Globe.
Jonathan Perry is the Globe's Scene & Heard columnist, covering local music.
Michael Brodeur is the assistant arts editor for the Boston Globe, covering pop music, TV, and nightlife.
Julian Benbow is a staff writer at the Boston Globe, covering sports and music.
Katie McLeod is Boston.com's features editor.
Rachel Raczka is a producer for Lifestyle and Arts & Entertainment at Boston.com.
Emily Wright is an Arts & Entertainment producer at Boston.com.