Although plans were discussed regarding the classic five-man lineup -- Gabriel, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Steve Hackett -- reuniting earlier in the decade to perform 1974’s concert album, ‘The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway’ -- by the time of the band’s 2007 reunion, only Collins, Banks, and Rutherford were headed out on the road.
Gabriel, who quit the band in 1975 and sat out the band's 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction due to a scheduling conflict, told Classic Rock magazine that a reunion is not entirely off the table, explaining, "There are no plans at the moment. But I didn’t rule it out altogether last time. It just felt like it was going to be a bigger undertaking than I was able to go along with. I think Genesis were lucky in the way that we split, that there weren’t the high levels of acrimony that a lot of other bands have. I agreed to stay on for another six months and not say anything to anyone else, to give them the chance to decide what they were going to do. That was incredibly hard for me."