Genesis- KeyBank Center- The Skinny

The Skinny
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, NY
Saturday November 27, 2021
Anaylsis: Joseph Suto

Genesis made their first appearance since 2007 at the arena. The show billed as the Last Domino? Tour touched down for band’s 10th show of a 21 date tour. Genesis has had a longstanding love affair with Buffalo so it was special that they played here one more night. It took a few songs for Collins voice to settle in but considering it was the third show on consecutive nights Collins sounded pretty good for his age.

The Good
• The band sounded tight musically
• Nic did his father proud on drums
• Overall a decent mix of songs that goes through history of the band
• Phil is as witty as ever
• Collins best sounding song of the night was “Home By The Sea” as he nailed it
• Excellent light show and graphics

The Not So Good
• As with his solo show it takes Collins a few songs to start sounding
• “Domino” served the crowd just fine as a bathroom break song and should have been axed
• Band should consider using a curtain to get Collins in place before starting show
• Too many songs in set from cheesy later 80’s/90’s albums

What Could Have Been Better
• Opening with “Mama” would have made better sense
• Not playing anything off Abacab was unbelievable. The title song or even “Man On The Corner” would have sufficed
• I find it kind of odd the band played “Misunderstanding” at both Chicago shows but not since

The Setlist:
Behind the Lines / Duke’s End
Turn It On Again
Land of Confusion
Home by the Sea
Second Home by the Sea

(Some Older Stuff) (Medley)
Fading Lights (First two verses)
The Cinema Show @Info(Instrumental with snippets of “Riding the Scree” and “In That Quiet Earth…”)

(Acoustic Portion)
That’s All
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Follow You Follow Me

No Son of Mine
Firth of Fifth (Instrumental)
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
Throwing It All Away
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight (First two verses)
Invisible Touch

I Can’t Dance
Dancing With the Moonlit Knight @Info[First verse]
The Carpet Crawlers

The Band:
Phil Collins- vocals
Tony Banks- keyboards
Mike Rutherford- bass, guitar
Daryl Stuermer- guitar, bass
Nic Collins- drums

Songs That Should Have Been Played
Dance On A Volcano
Man On The Corner
Illegal Alien

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