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The – And Then They Were Three Tour

The Tour Starts in North America

Scheduled Dates
Date Venue City Country Additional Comments
13.2.78 Shepperton Studios Shepperton England Tour rehearsals commence
3.3.78 Shepperton Studios Shepperton England Tour rehearsals conclude
6.3.78 Las Colinas Dallas TX USA Showco Production rehearsals commence
26.3.78 Las Colinas Dallas TX USA Showco production rehearsals conclude
27.3.78 The Broome Country Arena Binghamton NY USA Load in/Production rehearsal
28.3.78 The Broome Country Arena Binghamton NY USA
29.3.78 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Buffalo NY USA
30.3.78 The Rochester Community War Memorial Rochester NY USA
31.3.78 The Spectrum Philadelphia PA USA
1.4.78 Rockland Fieldhouse Community College Rockland SU USA
2.4.78 Penn State University Scranton Pennsylvania PA USA
3.4.78 Met Center Bloomington IN USA
4.4.78 Wings Auditorium Kalamazoo MI USA
5.4.78 Horton Fieldhouse Normal IL USA
6.4.78 Stadium Chicago IL USA
7.4.78 Richfield Coliseum Cleveland OH USA
8.4.78 Hara Arena Dayton OH USA
9.4.78 Assembly Hall Indiana University Bloomington IN USA
10.4.78 Kiel Opera House St Louis MO USA
14.4.78 Coliseum Oakland CA USA
15.4.78 Sports Arena San Diego CA USA
17.4.78 The Forum Inglewood Los Angeles CA USA
22.4.78 The Forum Montreal Canada

The Tour resumes in Europe

Scheduled Dates
Date Venue City Country Additional Comments
14.5.78 Sportshalle Cologne Germany
15.5.78 Festhalle Frankfurt Germany
16.5.78 Olympiahalle Munich Germany
17.5.78 Eistadion Mannheim Germany
18.5.78 Sporthalle Cologne Germany
20.5.78 Groenoordhal Leiden Netherlands
21.5.78 Vorst Nationaal Brussels Belgium
22.5.78 Vorst Nationaal Brussels Belgium
24.5.78 Palais de la Beaujoire Nantes France
26.5.78 Palais des Sports Paris France
27.5.78 Palais des Sports Paris France
28.5.78 Palais des Sports Paris France
29.5.78 Palais des Sports Paris France
30.5.78 Palais des Sports Poitiers France
1.6.78 Palais des Sports Lyon France
2.6.78 Palais de Congres St Etienne France
3.6.78 Palais des Sports Dijon France
4.6.78 Hallenstadion Zurich Switzerland
6.6.78 Ishallen Malmo Sweden
7.6.78 Scandinavium Gothenburg Sweden
8.6.78 Ekeberghallen Oslo Norway
9.6.78 Ishallen Helsinki Finland
11.6.78 Deutschlandhalle Berlin Germany
12.6.78 Stadthalle Bremen Germany
13.6.78 Ernes Merckt Halle Hamburg Germany
14.6.78 Westfalenhalle Dortmund Germany
24.6.78 Knebworth Park Stevenage England

The second part of the North American tour resumes

Scheduled Dates
Date Venue City Country Additional Comments
3.7.78 Maple Leaf Gardens Toronto Canada (potentially cancelled)
10.7.78 CNE Exhibition Stadium Toronto Canada
12.7.78 Forum Montreal Canada
13.7.78 Forum Montreal Canada
14.7.78 Pine Knob Performing Arts Centre Clarkston MI USA
15.7.78 Cobo Hall Detroit MI USA
16.7.78 Cobo Hall Detroit MI USA
17.7.78 Summerfest Grounds Milwaukee WI USA
18.7.78 Summerfest Grounds Milwaukee WI USA
19.7.78 Summerfest Grounds Milwaukee WI USA
21.7.78 Riverfront Coliseum Cincinnati OH USA
22.7.78 Civic Arena Pittsburgh PA USA
23.7.78 Onondaga County War Memorial Syracuse NY USA
25.7.78 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia MD USA
26.7.78 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia MD USA
27.7.78 The Scope Norfolk VA USA
28.7.78 Coliseum Hampton Roads VA USA
29.7.78 Madison Square Garden New York NY USA (Peter Gabriel joins the group for the encore performance of I Know What I Like)
30.7.78 Providence Civic Center Providence RI USA
31.7.78 Saratoga Perforning Arts Centre Saratoga Springs USA

The second part of the European tour resumes

Scheduled Dates
Date Venue City Country Additional Comments
20.8.78 Stadthalle Vienna Austria
26.8.78 Friendrichsau-Festplatz Ulm Germany
28.8.78 Stadthalle Vienna Austria
30.8.78 Messegelände Halle 20 Hannover Germany
1.9.78 Radrennbahn Cologne Germany
3.9.78 Ludwigsparkstadion Saarbrucken Germany
4.9.78 Eurohal Maastricht Netherlands
5.9.78 Rijnhal Arnhem Netherlands
6.9.78 Ahoy Sportpaleis Rotterdam Netherlands
9.9.78 Fete De L'Humanite La Courneuve – Paris France

The third part of the North American tour resumes

Scheduled Dates
Date Venue City Country Additional Comments
29.9.78 Sportatorium Hollywood FL USA
30.9.78 Civic Centre Lakeland FL USA
4.10.78 The Omni Centre Atlanta GA USA
5.10.78 Boutwell Auditorium Birmingham AL USA CANCELLED
6.10.78 Riverside Centroplex Baton Rouge LA USA
8.10.78 Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville TN USA
10.10.78 St Johns Centre Columbus OH USA
11.10.78 MSU Jenison Fieldhouse Lansing MI USA
12.10.78 Aseembly Hall Champaign IL USA
13.10.78 Uptown Theatre Chicago IL USA
14.10.78 Civic Arena Evansville KY USA CANCELLED
14.10.78 Uptown Theatre Chicago IL USA
16.10.78 Coliseum Springfield OH USA
17.10.78 Kemper Arena Kansas City MO USA
18.10.78 Edwin Nutter Centre Norman IL USA
20.10.78 Municipal Auditiorium Austin TX USA
21.10.78 Reunion Centre Dallas TX USA
22.10.78 The Summitt Houston TX USA (some suggestion it might have been the Hofheinz Pavilion)

The Japanese leg of the tour commences

Scheduled Dates
Date Venue City Country Additional Comments
27.11.78 Kosei Nenkin Hall Shinjyuku Tokyo Japan
28.11.78 Sun Plaza Hall Nakano Tokyo Japan
29.11.78 Sun Plaza Hall Nakano Tokyo Japan
30.11.78 Kosei Nenkin Hall Osaka Japan
2.12.78 Sun Plaza Hall Nakano Tokyo Japan
3.12.78 Kosei Nenkin Hall Shinjyuku Tokyo Japan

The Band

Tony Banks – Keyboards/Piano
Phil Collins – Vocals/Drums/Percussion
Mike Rutherford – Lead Guitar, 12 string Guitar,Bass Guitar, Bass Pedals
Daryl Stuermer – Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, 12 string Guitar,Bass Guitar, Bass Pedals
Chester Thompson – Drums/Percussion/Syn Drums

The Tour set list was mainly comprised of :

Eleventh Earl Of Mar, In The Cage, Burning Rope, Ripples, Deep In The Motherlode, The Fountain Of Salmacis,One For The Vine,
Squonk, Say It’s Alright Joe, The Lady Lies, The Cinema Show, Afterglow, Follow You, Follow Me, Dance On A Volcano / Drum Duet, Los Endos, I Know What I Like

Balled Of Big, Down and Out were played rarely at a few shows.

Notes: A documentary film crew followed Genesis and its touring crew around Europe in May and June of 1978, they were from the BBC TV Programme Nationwide and the title of the documentary was called Three Dates With Genesis, this documentary was hosted by Melvin Bragg and filmed at Eistadion, Mannheim (Germany) on the 17th May, Groenoordhal, Leiden (The Netherlands) on the 20th May and finally during the soundcheck and show at Knebworth park in Hertfordshire in England on the 24th June 1978 and quite likely two to three days on the run up to the show.

Further notes: The image for this post comes from a tour poster advertising the gig on the 26.8.78, at Friendrichsau, Festplatz, Ulm, Germany

Genesis released an Archive 2 Box set in October 2000, on Disc 2 track 8 there is a Live version of Burning Rope taken from 22.10.78, The Summitt, Houston TX, USA, (some suggestion it might have been the Hofheinz Pavilion) – The booklet says the venue is The Hofheinz Pavilion)

(All information and dates are subject to change as and when new information comes to light or in the public domain)

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