Last year, fans were both excited and disapointed that although Peter Gabriel was in the audience for the final Genesis concert — he held off from joining his former-bandmates onstage. This week marks the one-year anniversary of the band's last gig, held on March 26th, 2022 at London's O2 Arena.
During a chat with Uncut to promote his upcoming album, titled I/O, Gabriel was asked about watching the gig in the audience: “Ultimately, there were human relationships underneath. With Tony (Banks) and Mike (Rutherford), these were people I was at school with, when I was 13-years-old. There’s a lot of history there. It was lovely to see Phil (Collins) again, even though he wasn’t as strong as I remember him. But it brought back a lot of memories. I was very glad I was there. I had been there at the beginning, so I should be there at the end.”
He went on to say, “I don’t see them very often, but I enjoy my relationships with those guys. I love the freedom of being able to do what I want, when I want, how I want. That’s fine to give up on a particular project, but as a state of living, I don’t want to be having arguments again.”