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|Tour by Genesis|
A still photo from the Duke Tour. Mike Rutherford and Daryl Stuermer are shown.
|Start date||March 17, 1980|
|End date||June 30, 1980|
|No. of shows||103|
|Genesis concert chronology|
The Duke Tour was a 3-month tour orchestrated by the English progressive rock band group Genesis. The tour followed the release of their 1980 album, Duke, which was well received by both critics and fans alike. The tour began in March of 1980 in Paignton, England and ended on June 30th the same year in Saratoga, New York.
It was the band's fourth tour since the departure of singer Peter Gabriel, the second tour since the departure of guitarist Steve Hackett, and the band's second tour featuring the three-man formation of Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Phil Collins augmented by session musicians Daryl Stuermer (guitar) and Chester Thompson (drums).
The 103 city tour saw the band begin to play at big stadiums like Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto and Coliseum Arena in Oakland, while still playing at small theatres like Orpheum Theatre in Boston and during their UK leg. The tour overall was generally like by critics, mainly commenting on Collins' and Thompson's drumming preformance as well as Rutherford and Stuermer's guitar playing, with a mixture of fans at the concerts from hardcore fans, to younger fans attracted by the "radio friendly material and videos."
While younger and hardcore fans enjoyed the tour, some disliked how the band not only steered away from a large majority of Gabriel-era songs like The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Supper's Ready, and Watcher of the Skies, but also disliked the band's "toning down the theatrics of their stage act" and how they "relied more on the strengths of their music than their special effects."
- "Deep In The Motherlode"
- "Dancing With The Moonlit Knight/"The Carpet Crawlers"
- "One For The Vine"
- "Behind The Lines"
- "Guide Vocal"
- "Turn it on Again"
- "Duke's Travels"
- "Duke's End"
- "The Lady Lies"
- "Misunderstanding" (only US leg of the tour)
- "In The Cage/Slippermen/Afterglow"
- "Dance On A Volcano/Drum Duet/Los Endos"
- "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)"
- "The Knife" - (played on March 22 in Aylesbury, and April 29 & 30 in Newcastle)
- "Back in N.Y.C." - (played on March 17 in Paignton, used as an encore during US tour)
- Phil Collins – drums, percussion, lead vocals
- Tony Banks – keyboards, backing vocals
- Mike Rutherford – guitars, bass, backing vocals
- Daryl Stuermer – bass, guitar, backing vocals
- Chester Thompson – drums, percussion
|Leg 1 – United Kingdom|
|17 March 1980||Paignton||England||Festival Hall|
|18 March 1980|
|19 March 1980||Exeter||University of Exeter|
|20 March 1980||Guildford or Exeter||Civic Hall or University of Exeter|
|22 March 1980||Aylesbury||Friar's|
|23 March 1980||Reading||Reading Festival|
|24 March 1980||Portsmouth||Guildhall|
|26 March 1980||Bournemouth||Winter Gardens|
|27 March 1980||London||Hammersmith Odeon|
|28 March 1980|
|29 March 1980|
|31 March 1980||Oxford||New Theatre|
|1 April 1980||Ipswich||Gaumont|
|2 April 1980||Great Yarmouth||ABC Cinema|
|3 April 1980||Peterborough||ABC Cinema|
|4 April 1980||Birmingham||Odeon Cinema|
|5 April 1980|
|6 April 1980||Blackpool||ABC Cinema|
|8 April 1980||Stoke-on-Trent||Trentham Gardens|
|9 April 1980||Cardiff||Sophia Gardens|
|10 April 1980||Southampton||Gaumont Theatre|
|12 April 1980||Brighton||Conference Centre|
|13 April 1980||Coventry||ABC Cinema|
|15 April 1980||Leicester||De Montfort Hall|
|16 April 1980||Derby||Assembly Hall|
|17 April 1980||Sheffield||City Hall|
|18 April 1980||Manchester||Free Trade Hall or Apollo Theatre|
|19 April 1980|
|21 April 1980||Bradford||St. George's Hall|
|23 April 1980||Edinburgh||Scotland||Odeon Cinema|
|24 April 1980||Dundee||Caird Hall|
|25 April 1980||Aberdeen||The Capital|
|26 April 1980||Glasgow||Apollo Theatre|
|27 April 1980|
|28 April 1980||Newcastle||England||City Hall|
|29 April 1980|
|1 May 1980||Carlisle||Market Hall|
|2 May 1980||Liverpool||Empire Theatre|
|3 May 1980|
|4 May 1980||London||Theatre Royal, Drury Lane|
|5 May 1980|
|7 May 1980||London||Lyceum Ballroom|
|9 May 1980||Portsmouth||Guild Hall|
|Leg 2 – North America|
|17 May 1980||Edmonton, AB||Canada||Northlands Coliseum|
|18 May 1980||Calgary, AB||Max Bell Theatre|
|20 May 1980||Vancouver, BC||PNE Coliseum|
|23 May 1980||Oakland||United States||Coliseum Arena|
|24 May 1980||Long Beach||Long Beach Arena|
|25 May 1980||Los Angeles||The Roxy|
|26 May 1980||Long Beach||Long Beach Sports Arena|
|27 May 1980||Los Angeles||Greek Theatre|
|30 May 1980||Houston||The Summit|
|31 May 1980||New Orleans||Saenger Theatre|
|1 June 1980||Atlanta||Fox Theatre|
|3 June 1980||Chicago||Park West|
|4 June 1980||Kansas City||Municipal Auditorium|
|5 June 1980||St. Louis||Kiel Opera House|
|6 June 1980||Chicago||Rosemont Horizon|
|7 June 1980||Milwaukee||Mecca Arena|
|9 June 1980||Clarkston||Pine Knob Music Theatre|
|10 June 1980|
|11 June 1980||Cleveland||Richfield Coliseum|
|12 June 1980||Cincinnati||Riverfront Coliseum|
|13 June 1980||Pittsburgh||Stanley Theatre|
|14 June 1980||Columbia||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|16 June 1980||Philidelphia||The Spectrum|
|17 June 1980|
|18 June 1980||Boston||Orpheum Theatre|
|19 June 1980||Montreal||Canada||Montreal Forum|
|20 June 1980|
|22 June 1980||Ottawa||Ottawa Civic Center|
|23 June 1980||Toronto||Maple Leaf Gardens|
|24 June 1980|
|25 June 1980||Rochester||United States||War Memorial Theater|
|26 June 1980||Buffalo||Memorial Auditorium|
|28 June 1980||Passaic||Capital Theatre|
|29 June 1980||New York City||Madison Square Garden|
|30 June 1980||Saratoga Springs||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
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