Genesis Newcastle City Hall 1980

Genesis Newcastle City Hall 1980
genesistix80 Genesis were back at Newcastle City Hall in 1980 for two sold out concerts. It seemed quite surprising at the time, that the band would return to a venue as intimate as the City Hall given their massive popularity. Ticket sold out immediately and we managed to get them for the first night, although we were quite near the back of the hall. Genesis were promoting their new album Duke, which complete their metamorphosis from a prog-rock band to a much more AOR, pop, soft-rock band. Duke spawned the single Turn It On Again which was a big hit in the UK. The set was a mix of tracks, largely drawn from the post-Gabriel era, but the encore was I Know What I Like and my favourite The Knife, so I went home a happy man that night. genesisprog80 It was great to Genesis in the intimate setting of the City Hall. This was the last time I would be that close to the band. From there on, all of their UK gigs were in arenas or stadiums. Setlist: Deep in the Motherlode; Dancing With the Moonlight Knight; The Carpet Crawlers; Squonk; One for the Vine; Behind the Lines; Duchess; Guide Vocal; Turn It On Again; Duke’s Travels; Duke’s End; Say It’s Alright Joe; The Lady Lies; Ripples…; Cage Medley; In the Cage; The Colony of Slippermen; Afterglow; Follow You Follow Me; Dance on a Volcano; Los Endos. Encore: I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe); The Knife.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Here’s a link to my photos from the first of the two nights


  2. Posted by vintagerock on February 9, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Many thanks indeed Peter


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