The one song that Genesis refused to play live

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Genesis was formed in 1967 and is one of the most successful bands in the whole world. The original lineup consisted of members like Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, and Phil Collins, but over the years, they went through many lineup changes with only the three of them as core members.

They released their first single ‘The Silent Sun’ in 1968 and were a major progressive rock band out there. In the mid-1970s they moved towards a more pop-oriented sound which can be heard on albums like ‘A Trick of the Tail’ and ‘And Then There Were Three…’

The group split up formally in 1998, but they came back together in 2006 for a run of live performances. They have also been active since 2020 and performed in September 2021. On March 26 in London, Genesis gave their final performance of The Last Domino? Tour. If you guys missed it, then you guys missed out on a big performance. Phil was kind of sure about Genesis’s tour coming to an end after that tour.

During his discussion with Mojo, Collins told that “This English and American tour, that will be enough for me. The question mark was [keyboardist] Tony Banks’ idea.”

Again while talking with USA Today, Banks revealed how they thought their 2007 tour would be the end of it all. He also revealed that The Last Domino? tour was never planned. “But it’s important to know when to stop something. I thought the other day, Ed Sheeran is playing four nights at Wembley Stadium and that’s a wonderful moment in his career. We hit that moment 35 years ago. So I’d say if you want to see Genesis, don’t put it off ‘til the next one. We’re not like the Stones“, he added.

Now, the song Genesis refused to play live. The song was ‘Abacab‘.

Back in 2007 while talking with Rolling Stone, Drummer Phil Collins revealed that everyone expected them to perform the song. It was during their 2007 tour and he was discussing set-list options and some classic songs which didn’t make the cut. He said, “Halfway through the first verse, I said, ‘I don’t really want to sing this. I don’t know what it’s about.'”

It wasn’t the only song from them to be dropped in their live performances. Many classic songs like ‘Supper’s Ready’, ‘In Too Deep’ and ‘Watcher of the Skies’ were also dropped from the band’s setlists. About the band performing again, we hope they do because everyone would love to see them perform again.

Listen to the song, ‘Abacab’ down below.

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