2009-02-20 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Genesis Tribute Band At Westbury March 1

Live Nation proudly presents prominent Genesis tribute band, The Musical Box, at the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, March 1 at 7 p.m. The group, whose popularity is continually growing, has performed sold-out shows in the USA, Canada, Europe, and South America. The Musical Box will recreate the original show Genesis performed for their A Trick of the Tail tour. Their set list includes songs like "Dance On A Volcano," "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway," "Robbery, Assault and Battery," "White Mountain," "Entangled," "I Know What I Like" and "Los Endos."

The Musical Box formed in 1993 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1973 Genesis album, Selling England by the Pound, naming their group for the 1971 track of the same name. The band started as a seven-piece, and used visual effects and costumes that were consistent with the Genesis shows of the 1970s. Two years later, the band re-formed with a new singer as a five-piece, focusing on an accurate stage show. Their lighting, costumes, and in-between song banter mirror a Genesis concert.

The Musical Box has full support from Genesis in every aspect. After they were granted rights for The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Genesis helped The Musical Box with the show staging by giving them three thousand original slides. The group also had access to the original slide operators, who helped them put the slides back into the correct order. To help them correctly reproduce the sound on stage, Genesis granted them full access to the original album master tapes. In 2005, Genesis drummer Phil Collins joined the group on stage in Geneva during a Lamb show, and later told reporters The Musical Box performed the songs better than they did. Peter Gabriel has taken his kids to see the tribute band perform so they could see what their father once did. After international acclaim for their re-enactment of Genesis' Foxtrot, Selling England By The Pound and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, The Musical Box will now present worldwide, with the help of Genesis and artists involved in the original show, A Trick of the Tail, in painstaking detail, including original slides, films, laser effects, special effects, and original song list as presented by Genesis in 1976 to capture this important moment in Genesis history.

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