Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks is open to the idea of a reunion with colleagues Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford after recently attending one of Collins’s solo shows.
Collins began touring again last year after retiring in 2011 and then changing his mind four years later, although he had to adapt his performances to accommodate physical limitations cause by his back problems.
“Phil is out there again, which is fantastic … a year or two ago I would have thought he was never going to be out there again,” Banks told 91.9 WFKP in a new interview. “He found a way to do it. It involves quite a static performance, but his voice sounds great, and his music still sounds fantastic and everything. So I don’t rule it out at all. Mike and I see each other all the time, we get on well, no problem, so it’s never an impossibility.”
Banks noted that “we are all getting a bit long in the tooth, and who knows whether, if we came back together, anything of any worthwhile nature would actually happen. … We could get into a room, say, ‘Let’s do it’ … and find there’s nothing to do! But we don’t rule it out. …Phil’s got to survive his tour, first of all, and we’ll see where it goes.”