By Alfred Branch, Jr. and Mindy Thomann
The Genesis Turn It On Again tour recorded sellouts in Philadelphia and Chicago, prompting the addition of shows to those cities, but an earlier report of a sellout in Hartford was later changed to a non-sellout.
According to the band’s website, Genesis-Music.com, the band sold out the September 18th show at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia and the October 2nd show at the United Center in Chicago. Shows were added in both cities on the following nights.
The Philadelphia and Chicago shows are the only two the band has recorded thus far. Genesis reported the September 16th show at the Hartford Civic Center as being sold out but changed that status a couple of days later.
Tour publicist Lauren Ceradini, with the PR firm Rogers & Cowan, did not return a call for comment by press time.
Ticket sales for the Genesis tour have started slowly, especially when compared to sales of the other big reunion tour this year, The Police. Genesis is playing fewer dates, and the tour is starting later in the year than that of The Police, so the window for sales is longer, which means most of the shows will likely sell out.
Lower-priced seats, and some of the high-priced “Hot Seat” packages, have sold out at many of the venues. The following is a sampling, as of March 19:
• Boston, September 11 – $57 sold out, $82 sold out; available $127 corner balcony, $227 mid loge. $425 package 1st loge section from stage. Auctioned tickets start at $250.
• Hartford, September 16 – $57 sold out, $77 sold out, $127 sold out, $202 sold out, $400 packages sold out; singles are available. Auctions start at $220.
• Columbus, September 22 – Available: $57 opposite balcony, $77 corner balcony, $101 mid balcony, $202 mid lower, $400 package 20th row floor. Auctions start at $220.
• Washington, DC, September 23 – $60 sold out; available $80 corner balcony, $130 mid balcony, $230 mid lower, $425 packages rear floor. Auctions start at $260.
• East Rutherford, NJ, September 27 – $127 sold out, $425 packages sold out; available $57 opposite balcony, $77 mid balcony, $227 rear field. Auctions start at $250.
• Cleveland, September 29 – $57 sold out, $77 sold out, $101 sold out, $202 sold out; available $400 packages 20th row floor. Auctions start at $220.
• Chicago, October 2 – $57 sold out, $77 sold out, $127 sold out, $227 sold out, $425 packages sold out; singles are available. Auctions start at $250.
• Chicago, October 3 – $227 sold out; available $57 opposite balcony, $77 corner balcony, $127 near stage balcony, $425 packages mid lowers. Auctions start at $250.
• San Jose, October 9 – $57.50 sold out; available $77.50 corner balcony, $127.50 mid balcony, $227.50 mid lowers, $425 packages 13th row floor. Auction start $250.