While the prospects of attending a concert in person anytime soon seem bleak, plenty of bands are filling the void by streaming past full-length concerts online. In recent weeks, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Metallica, and Grateful Dead have all launched digital concert series on YouTube. Now, the members of Genesis are following suit.
Kicking off today at 3:00 p.m. EDT, the “Genesis Film Festival 2020” will offer fans free access of a classic Genesis concert film every Saturday through May 16th. Today’s viewing is of 1982’s Three Sides Live, which features footage from two shows during Genesis’ 1981 tour supporting Abacab. The film also includes interviews shot backstage and other behind the scenes footage.
Future screenings include 1984’s The Mama Tour, 1987’s Live A Wembley, 1992’s The Way We Walk, and 2007’s When In Rome. The selection of each title is intentional, as they all highlight the Genesis lineup of Phil Collins, Tony Banks, and Mike Rutherford. Bearing some return to normalcy later this year, the trio is set to reunite for their first live concerts together in 13 years.
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Introducing the Genesis Film Festival, a celebration of live footage for you to enjoy at home during lockdown! Over the coming 5 weeks, every Saturday from 12pm PST / 3pm EDT / 8pm BST a new Genesis concert film will be made available to watch on the band’s official YouTube channel for 7 days. First up this week is ‘Three Sides Live’ from 1981! Don’t miss a thing by subscribing to the channel now – link in bio. · #GenesisFilmFestival programme · Saturday, April 18th · Three Sides Live (1981) Saturday, April 25th · The Mama Tour (1984) Saturday, May 2nd · Live At Wembley Stadium (1987) Saturday, May 9th · The Way We Walk (1992) Saturday, May 16th · When In Rome (2007) #Genesis #TonyBanks #PhilCollins #MikeRutherford #filmfestival