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    I got through to the purchase page but it all ffffed up because no drop-down choice came up for 'Country of Residence'. So when I confirmed it told me I couldn't!

    Argh...

    Oh yes, Simon if you're reading this perhaps you could try!
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    That was annoying - but I got 3 tickets. I didn't realise they'd go on sale at Seetickets and Stargreen as well, so I was able to use those. But Ticketmaster really ffffed me over.

    So we're up the back, in the corner at Twickenham. But it's not an awful bunch of seats! Just slightly poor. Still, I was never going to spend hundreds of pounds on really good seats, it's just throwing more money at it for little extra benefit. At least we're going.

    Though my nerves are now thoroughly shredded!!!
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    We'll have to meet up before the gig, mate

    Glad you got tickets. I'm up in the West Stand (block 105) with my dad, only a couple of rows from Ant funnily enough! And for Old Trafford I'm sitting on the pitch, second row, left of the stage... so two different views, we're really pleased. It's cost a pretty penny, but definitely worth it, because I never thought I'd get the opportunity to see Banks/Collins/Rutherford/Steurmer/Thompson on stage for myself...

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    myself, Teresa and my Mum are all going together, which should be fantastic! As Pip said, we're going to be a couple of rows in front of him - woo!

    The tickets were expensive, but most outrageous of all was the 8 "convenience charge" that ticketmaster slapped on top of that - I think it's disgusting!

    But yes, I too am looking forward to seeing Messrs Collins, Rutherford, Banks, Steurmer and Thompson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant Williams View Post
    The tickets were expensive, but most outrageous of all was the 8 "convenience charge" that ticketmaster slapped on top of that - I think it's disgusting!
    Someone on the Genesis forum worked out that Ticketmaster will make at least 500,000 in admin fees alone, it's totally disgusting. Half a million just for telling people 'yes you can buy our tickets'... joke. But it seems to be the norm these days for big concerts. I'm glad they were relatively this cheap, and by that I mean U2 and the Rolling Stones who charge about 100 for tickets, not to mention Madonna who seems to milk her fans for all she can get. So 65 for a 2 1/2 hour Genesis show sounds reasonable.

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    One other thing that upset me was that there was no prior warning that the tickets would be availble from anyone apart from Ticketmaster. I discovered too late that Seetickets (my faves!) had tickets too.

    I'm glad we're all going though. I'll have to ask for some binoculars for Christmas.

    Curse you Ticketmarster!
    *grinds teeth, rends clothing and wails*
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    So, while we're on the subject, what songs would YOU like to see on the setlist? Hmm?

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    I would like to see the following:

    The Old Medley
    The In The Cage Medley
    Supper's Ready

    that makes up about 3 days, doesn't it?

    in all seriousness, i WOULD like to see one or both of the medleys. They've already said they won't do Supper's Ready in its entirity, so there's no chance of that.

    I suspect we'll get something similar to the The Way We Walk tour, probably with a bit more stuff from Duke, though

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    Unfortunately, in the press conference they appeared to be off the Medleys as well! I think that The Cage and I Know What I Like might make it onto the list. Here are some other suspicions -

    Turn It On Again (it's the title of the tour, dammit!)
    I Can't Dance and Invisible Touch - the cheesy classics
    Land of Confusion - enough people have covered it lately
    No Son of Mine and Jesus He Knows Me - the less cheesy but still quite cheesy classics
    That's All - Provided Tony can get his fingers working again!
    Mama (if we're lucky?)
    Firth Of Fifth (if we're luck-luck-cluck-lucky!)
    Paperlate
    Stagnation
    Twilight Alehouse
    Horizons...

    Oh wait I lost the plot there somewhere.
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    I reckon we'll certainly get:

    Turn It On Again
    Invisible Touch
    Land Of Confusion
    Throwing It All Away
    No Son Of Mine
    I Can't Dance
    Misunderstanding
    Afterglow
    Los Endos

    Then you can stick in:

    Dance on a Volcano
    In The Cage
    Fading Lights
    Domino
    Home By The Sea

    After that, if they're going in the direction of hits:

    That's All
    Jesus He Knows Me
    In Too Deep
    Follow You, Follow Me

    Or if they're being a bit nicer to the fans:

    Firth of Fifth
    The Cinema Show
    Carpet Crawlers
    The Lamb Lies Down

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    The problem is, I also got tickets! Having no access to my mobile, I went and ordered them as well, so we've got three spares. Grrr!

    Anyway, I'm delighted to be seeing them again next year. They should be great and I'd very much like them to play Cinema Show, Duke's Travels/ Duke's End and Firth of Fifth, but I feel I might be optimistic to expect them!

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    You might want to ask Dave Tudor, he's a bit of a Genesis fan...

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    I think family members will have to be prioritised first! But watch this space.

    This one. Here -----> <----------
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    If you want to know what I think we'll get, instead of what I'd like, it's as follows:

    Almost certain:

    Turn it On Again
    Land of Confusion
    I Can't Dance
    Invisible Touch
    Drum Duet
    Dance on a Volcano
    The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
    Afterglow
    Misunderstanding

    Reasonably likely:

    Behind the Lines/Duchess/Turn it On Again (not a medley, but played as a 'suite')
    Dance on a Volcano
    In The Cage
    Los Endos
    Home by the Sea/Second Home by the Sea
    Follow You, Follow Me
    I Know What I Like
    Tonight Tonight Tonight

    Would be nice:

    Mama
    Firth of Fifth
    The Musical Box
    Anyway
    Apocalypse in 9/8 (tacked on the end of another song)

    Not a hope in hell:

    The Old Medley
    In The Cage Medley
    Supper's Ready
    Congo

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    Oh no not Drum Duet! I'd go home!

    Although on the other hand it would be a good time to sneak out for a loo break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Madeley View Post
    You might want to ask Dave Tudor, he's a bit of a Genesis fan...
    Bless you.

    Didn't realise they were going on sale today. I would never have been able to realistically afford tickets anyway, especially not at 65 a throw! I already owe my brother 50 for getting me a ticket to see Roger Waters next year.

    It should be a fantastic show, and personally, considering that the Gabriel-era Genesis has seen something of a renaissance in the ten years or so since they last toured, I think that you might get more than a few classics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob McCow View Post
    Oh no not Drum Duet! I'd go home!

    Although on the other hand it would be a good time to sneak out for a loo break.
    Drum duet is a certainty, I'd imagine - thankfully! Love to hear those guys go for it.

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    Love to hear those guys go for it.
    What? You mean there'll be a stampede for the toilets?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob McCow View Post
    What? You mean there'll be a stampede for the toilets?!
    That'll probably happen during 'In Too Deep'

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    Some very exciting news for Genesis fans - as already known, they're releasing SACD/5.1 versions of the back catalogue, but they come with visual extras...

    A Trick of the Tail (1976)

    • The Making Of A Trick Of The Tail [2006 band interview]
    • A Trick Of The Tail [promo video]
    • Ripples [promo video]
    • Robbery, Assault and Battery [promo video]
    • Entangled [Live, from Genesis In Concert 1976]
    • Los Endos [Live, from Genesis In Concert 1976]
    • Dance On A Volcano [Live, from The Old Grey Whistle Test 1980]


    Wind And Wuthering (1977)

    • The Making Of Wind & Wuthering [2006 band interview]
    • Afterglow (live, from 'Three Sides Live' 1981 or The Old Grey Whistle Test 1980)
    • Spot The Pigeon (from Top Of The Pops 1977)


    ... And Then There Were Three (1978)

    • The Making Of And Then There Were Three [2006 band interview]
    • Follow You Follow Me [promo video]
    • Many Too Many [promo video]
    • Three Dates With Genesis [BBC Nationwide documentary from 1978]


    Duke (1980)

    • The Making Of 'Duke [2006 band interview]
    • Turn It On Again [promo video]
    • Duchess [promo video]
    • Misunderstanding [promo video]
    • Behind The Lines (live from 'Three Sides Live' 1981 or The Old Grey Whistle Test 1980)


    Abacab (1981)

    • The Making Of Abacab [2006 band interview]
    • Abacab [promo video]
    • Keep It Dark [promo video]
    • Man On The Corner [promo video]
    • No Reply At All [promo video]
    • Me And Sarah Jane (from 'Three Sides Live' 1981)


    There's some things that make me jump for joy (like Three Dates With Genesis, which hasn't been repeated since its original transmission and many thought it would remain locked up in the BBC forever), but there are some oddities, like the lack of live tracks for "And Then There Were Three" considering there's quite a few on the Old Grey Whistle Test 1980 Lyceum gig.

    I'm seriously considering picking up an SACD player and 5.1 setup before the end of the year.

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    That's going to cost us a fortune. It might be worth it though!

    Although... we've got the promo videos... and they're in 5.1 on the Turn It On Again DVD.

    Perhaps more importantly, we don't have 5.1 facilities. Yet!
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    BBC News

    Rock band Genesis will perform their biggest concert ever with a free gig for more than 400,000 fans at an ancient hippodrome in Rome.

    The concert at the Circo Massimo on 14 July will be the final show of the band's first tour in 15 years.

    There will be no tickets, and people are being told to turn up on the day on a first come first served basis.
    Four hundred thousand people!!!!!!!!!!

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    You going then Pip?

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    Nah.

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