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Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 October 2006, 17:08 GMT 18:08 UK
Rockers Genesis plan reunion tour
Phil Collins
Collins left the band in 1996 to pursue solo projects
Rock veterans Genesis are to reform, 10 years after frontman Phil Collins left.

Collins, 55, with guitarist Mike Rutherford, 56, and keyboardist Tony Banks, 56, have agreed to take part in a major tour.

Genesis sold over 130 million albums during the '70s and '80s, despite losing singer Peter Gabriel in 1975.

A spokesman said specific details of the tour and "long term plans" including possible new material would be announced in the next few weeks.

The group was formed by Rutherford, Banks and Gabriel at Charterhouse public school in the 1960s.

Collins joined as drummer in 1970 and initially the band enjoyed cult success.

They only hit the commercial big time with hits like I Can't Dance, Mama and Invisible Touch after Gabriel left.

Collins had already voiced interest in a reunion before he announced his spilt from Orianne, his wife of six years, in March.


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