Invisible Touch Tour

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Invisible Touch Tour
Tour by Genesis
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Associated album Invisible Touch
Start date18 September 1986
End date4 July 1987
No. of shows112
Genesis concert chronology

The Invisible Touch Tour was a worldwide concert tour by the English rock band Genesis. The tour began on 18 September 1986 in Detroit and ended on 4 July 1987 in London. [1] London dates at Wembley Stadium were filmed for a video release entitled Genesis Live at Wembley Stadium . The group earned as much as $300,000 a night in North America alone. [2]



Whilst the setlist varied, this is a representation of the average setlist from this tour. [3]

  1. "Mama"
  2. "Abacab"
  3. "Land of Confusion"
  4. "That's All"
  5. "Domino (Part 1: In the Glow of the Night – Part 2: The Last Domino)"
  6. "Your Own Special Way" (performed in Australia only)
  7. "In Too Deep" (eliminated after December 20, 1986)
  8. "The Brazilian"
  9. "Follow You Follow Me" (eliminated after December 13, 1986)
  10. "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"
  11. "Home by the Sea"/"Second Home by the Sea"
  12. "Throwing It All Away"
  13. Medley
    1. "In the Cage"
    2. "...In That Quiet Earth"
    3. "Supper's Ready" ("Apocalypse in 9/8" and "As Sure As Eggs Is Eggs" sections) (replaced by "Afterglow" after November 23, 1986)
  14. "Invisible Touch"
  15. "Drum Duet"
  16. "Los Endos"
  17. "Turn It On Again (oldies medley)"

Every song from Invisible Touch was performed throughout the tour except for "Anything She Does"; however the song's promotional video was used to introduce the band at the beginning of each show on the tour. On the Australian leg, "Your Own Special Way" was performed for the first time since 1977. The 1987 U.S. and European legs of the tour saw the "Supper's Ready" section of the "In the Cage" medley dropped in favour of "Afterglow"*+. "In Too Deep" and "Follow You Follow Me" were dropped from set.

New songs "Throwing It All Away", and "Land of Confusion" contained several high notes that were vocally challenging for Collins to perform every night. To prevent potential damage to his voice, the songs were performed in a lower key from their original studio recordings as a safety measure after the initial North American leg of the tour. To this end however, the song "Invisible Touch" was placed in the set directly after the vocal stretching "Apocalypse in 9/8" (dropped for this very reason) and was never performed live in its original key of F on this or any tour thereafter. [4]

Tour band

Additional Musicians

Tour dates

North America
18 September 1986 Detroit United States Joe Louis Arena
19 September 1986
20 September 1986
22 September 1986 Toronto Canada CNE Stadium
24 September 1986 Philadelphia United States The Spectrum
25 September 1986
26 September 1986
27 September 1986
29 September 1986 New York City Madison Square Garden
30 September 1986
1 October 1986
2 October 1986
3 October 1986
5 October 1986 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
6 October 1986
7 October 1986
8 October 1986
10 October 1986
13 October 1986 Inglewood The Forum
14 October 1986
15 October 1986
16 October 1986
17 October 1986
19 October 1986 Oakland Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena
20 October 1986
21 October 1986
22 October 1986
23 October 1986
24 October 1986
23 November 1986 Auckland New Zealand Western Springs Stadium
25 November 1986 Sydney Australia Sydney Entertainment Centre
26 November 1986
27 November 1986
29 November 1986 Boondall Brisbane Entertainment Centre
30 November 1986
2 December 1986 West Lakes Football Park
5 December 1986 Perth Perth Entertainment Centre
6 December 1986
9 December 1986 Melbourne National Tennis Centre
10 December 1986
11 December 1986
13 December 1986 Olympic Park Stadium
15 December 1986SydneySydney Entertainment Centre
16 December 1986
17 December 1986
18 December 1986
19 December 1986
20 December 1986
North America
15 January 1987 Houston United States The Summit
16 January 1987
18 January 1987 Dallas Reunion Arena
19 January 1987
21 January 1987 Kansas City Kemper Arena
22 January 1987
23 January 1987 Chapel Hill Dean Smith Center
24 January 1987 Indianapolis Hoosier Dome
25 January 1987 Richfield Coliseum at Richfield
26 January 1987
27 January 1987
29 January 1987 Landover Capital Centre
31 January 1987Chapel HillDean Smith Center
1 February 1987 Lexington Rupp Arena
15 February 1987 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
16 February 1987 Worcester Centrum in Worcester
17 February 1987
18 February 1987
20 February 1987 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
21 February 1987
22 February 1987Chapel HillDean Smith Center
23 February 1987
25 February 1987 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
26 February 1987
28 February 1987 Orlando Florida Citrus Bowl
1 March 1987 Miami Miami Orange Bowl
13 March 1987 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan
14 March 1987
15 March 1987
16 March 1987
18 March 1987 Osaka Castle Hall
19 March 1987
10 May 1987 Málaga Spain Estadio La Rosaleda
13 May 1987 Madrid Vicente Calderón Stadium
15 May 1987 Milan Italy San Siro
16 May 1987 Montreux Switzerland Montreux Jazz Festival
17 May 1987 Rome Italy Stadio Flaminio
19 May 1987 Toulouse France Stade des Sept Deniers
North America
22 May 1987 Los Angeles United States Dodger Stadium
24 May 1987 Pittsburgh Three Rivers Stadium
25 May 1987 Washington, D.C. Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
28 May 1987 Philadelphia Veterans Stadium
29 May 1987
30 May 1987 East Rutherford Giants Stadium
31 May 1987
2 June 1987 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
3 June 1987 Hippodrome de Vincennes
5 June 1987 Gentofte Denmark Gentofte Stadion
7 June 1987 Hannover West Germany Niedersachsenstadion
8 June 1987 Berlin Platz der Republik
10 June 1987 Dortmund Westfalenhallen
11 June 1987 Rotterdam Netherlands De Kuip
13 June 1987 Basel Switzerland St. Jakob Stadium
14 June 1987 Nancy France Stade Marcel Picot
16 June 1987 Vienna Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion
18 June 1987 Budapest Hungary Népstadion
20 June 1987 Mannheim West Germany Maimarktgelände
21 June 1987 Munich Olympiastadion
23 June 1987 Nantes France Stade de la Beaujoire
24 June 1987ParisHippodrome de Vincennes
26 June 1987 Glasgow Scotland Hampden Park
28 June 1987 Leeds England Roundhay Park
1 July 1987 London Wembley Stadium
2 July 1987
3 July 1987
4 July 1987

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