The Musical Box
The musical box, internationally acclaimed for its historical re-enactment of early genesis' works, is coming to Canada to perform selling England by the pound, the emblematic 1974 show that made genesis and peter Gabriel attain rockstar status, enjoying to this day a cult following from nostalgic and young music lovers alike.
With peter Gabriel's famous theatrics and genesis' unique musicianship, the band's artistry would produce some of the most iconic images and sounds of the progressive rock era, such as the mythic 23 minutes long supper's ready, considered as one of the most intense live experience ever created.
Exclusively licensed by peter Gabriel and genesis, the musical box has performed for more than a million spectators worldwide in some of the most prestigious venues such as the London Royal Albert Hall, and had the privilege of receiving Phil Collins and Steve Hackett from genesis as performing guests. With its quest for authenticity, the musical box is often cited as the best interpretation group in the world, proving the relevance of performing contemporary classics.
Take a little trip back.
"The Musical Box recreated, very accurately I must say, what Genesis was doing. I saw them in Bristol with my children so they could see what their father did back then" - Peter Gabriel
"I cannot imagine that you could have a better tribute for any act. They not only manage to sound, but look virtually identical. It seems as though nothing is too difficult for them" - Steve Hackett
"It was better than the real thing actually. It was great, that was fantastic." - Mike Rutherford
"The guy who does Peter Gabriel is brilliant" - Tony Banks
"They're not a tribute band, they have taken a period and are faithfully reproducing it in the same way that someone would do a theatrical production" - Phil Collins
Fall 1972, the English rock group Genesis began a new tour to promote their fourth album, FOXTROT. At the beginning of 1973, the show had dramatically improved. The audiences had a first taste of the creativty and awesome stage presence that would be attributed to Genesis in the years to come.
The original concert was the first step in Genesis’ artistic process that would combine both music and theatre. With not much means and without radio and television support, Genesis had created a unique "universe" all their own. The cover of the "Genesis Live" album witnessed the dramatic atmosphere created by these very simple elements. Visual aspects aside, the main interest of the FOXTROT tour became the fact that a good portion of the songs on the set list were played live for the last time by Genesis.
The Musical Box is undertaking the reproduction of the original concert in painstaking detail to give people an illusion of being at the actual Genesis show. The visual reconstruction of the show was based on photos and slides of the original concerts, as well as articles from papers and magazines and information offered by numerous people who either worked on or attended the original Foxtrot tour. Couple that with the outstanding artistry and musicianship associated with The Musical Box and the audience is flawlessly transported back in time.
A unique chance to relive an historical event….