By Alfred Branch Jr. Two months after announcing its fall reunion tour in North America, Genesis continues to lag behind other concert draws in...

Genesis
By Alfred Branch Jr.

Two months after announcing its fall reunion tour in North America, Genesis continues to lag behind other concert draws in tickets sales.

According to the band’s website, only the September 18th show at Philadelphia’s Wachovia Center is completely sold out, which prompted the band to add a performance the next night. Regular tickets for that show are still available, but all the Special Package seats are sold out.

Regular tickets are sold out for the September 29th show at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, but Special Package seats remain available, and the same can be said for the October 2nd show at the United Center in Chicago. The sellout of the public tickets portion led the band to add a second date the next night in Chicago, but regular and Special Package seats remain available for that show. . .

The 2007 Turn It On Again tour is the band’s first in 15 years, but despite it being one of the bigger bands in the 1980s, and with singer Phil Collins continued success writing music for Broadway and Disney movies, Genesis has yet to create a buying frenzy among its fans. In its support, tickets went on sale in March for shows that won’t begin until September and October, but the band had to restate what was first called a sellout in Hartford, but was later deemed a non-sellout.

Very early after ticket sales commenced, brokers reported that sales were slow, in part due to very little marketing of the tour before and following the announcement. In addition, tickets for the best seats are going for more than $200 at face value.