Genesis set to reform after fans spot clue released online

Prog-turned-pop group best known for tracks including I Can't Dance and That's All have not toured together since 2007

The band in 2006. They hinted at a return at the end of last year
The band in 2006. They hinted at a return at the end of last year Credit: PA

Rock band Genesis have announced they are reforming after 13 years.

Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks - the band's classic line-up - will announce their reunion today, after sparking rumours in January when they were photographed at a basketball match in New York.

On Tuesday the band's official Instagram account posted a snap of the group with the caption: "And then there were three."

The band will play at a number of venues across the UK in November and December, with tickets set to go on sale later this month, according to The Sun.

Fans have been keen for the band to reform since they last toured in 2007 to mark their 40th anniversary. 

Collins last teamed up with his old bandmates in Berlin last year Credit: FIONA HANSON/PA

The band released their debut album in 1969 and have sold more than 100 million records. Best known for tracks including I Can't Dance and That's All, Genesis formed at Charterhouse boarding school in Godalming, Surrey, in 1967. The band split up in 1996 so Collins could focus on his successful solo career.

Collins, Rutherford and Banks played together last June at a concert in Berlin during a six-date tour by Rutherford's other band, Mike and the Mechanics, in which they played with Collins on his Still Not Dead Yet tour.

Collins had hinted at a possible reunion at the end of last year, saying: “We remain close friends, so you never know…”

The band are set to appear on Zoe Ball's Radio 2 Breakfast show this morning where they will reveal their plans for the future which are likely to include a tour.

Collins announced his retirement in 2011 after damaging his nerves but returned to the stage in 2016 following a back operation. His son, Nicholas, could fill in on drums for the Genesis tour.

On Tuesday, BBC Radio 2 prompted fans to speculate online after the station shared a cryptic post on Twitter, which said: "A massive band is reuniting. Don't miss the exclusive reveal!

"Our lips are SEALED until tomorrow morning (you're going to love this one!)."