Fans of Phil Collins’ former band received a nostalgic treat during his concert in Berlin on Saturday when he welcomed his former Genesis bandmate Mike Rutherford onstage.
The former Genesis guitarist joined Collins to perform the band’s 1978 hit “Follow You Follow Me”, marking the first time the two have performed together since 2007, when Genesis reformed for the “Turn It On Again” tour.
As they performed, vintage photos of Genesis were displayed on the screen behind the stage.
Collins is currently on the road with his “Still Not Dead Yet Live!” tour in Europe, which will make its way to North America in the fall.
As Stereogum reports, Rutherford didn’t have to make a special trip to Berlin, as he and his band, Mike & the Mechanics, are opening for Collins on his tour.
Meanwhile, another full-fledged Genesis reunion could be in the cards. In a 2018 interview with Rolling Stone, Collins said he’d be open to reuniting with Rutherford and keyboardist Tony Banks.
“I wouldn’t say there isn’t not a possibility,” Collins said of a potential reunion. “Me, Mike and Tony are pretty close still. I can’t imagine what it would be like if I didn’t play the drums, but anything is possible.”
Collins, who no longer plays drums to a health condition, said that if the band were to reunite, it would be with his son, Nicholas Collins, taking over for his old man behind the drum kit.
“I’m saying this to you… I haven’t really said it to Tony and Mike. I did mention to Tony very quietly if we did anything again it would be with Nic on drums. He kind of didn’t say no. But I’m not sure if he heard me or not.”