They are indicating that it is either the last Musical Box tour, or the last time they are touring the Lamb Lies Down On Broadway; either way I am not ABOUT to miss it:
Yeah, they are doing the full theatrical show, videos, costumes, even antique instruments. Peter Gabriel says they are better than Genesis were at it (they’ve certainly had more practice). Phil Collins and Steve Hackett both played with them, and professed to be terrified about not remembering how to play the songs.
The Lamb predates The Wall in theatrical rock-show concept album over-the-top pretentiousness, and since it is far more surreal, makes for even better rock show wham-bang WTF-ness. Although the many costumes and running around tend to take a toll on the singer.
The first time this came through, I saw it on two consecutive nights, and by the time the second show started, all my nerve endings were shot and the show seemed kind of flat. But talking to others, it was me, not the band.
The extraordinary thing is that this was done in 1974; no Varilites, no digital video, hell, hardly any digital INSTRUMENTS; done by kids, really, who 5 years previously had been in high school. The album was released to widespread head scratching and mixed reviews, but has since become a touchstone of prog and theatrical rock, paving the way for every concept album and show since. And yet has Pink Floyd ever thanked Genesis? Did they bogroll (Rush has actually recognized the influence of the band).
I said it was pretentious, and certainly there is some of that; but it is also earnest, the ambitious work of crazy youngsters who haven’t learned where the edges of their world are yet. They didn’t pretend that they were the heirs of Mozart or Bach; they were trying to find out if rock music could be expanded into different theatrical corners. If the Lamb never reaches full realization of these ideas, it may fairly be said that their reach exceeded their grasp; but I think you would err to say they were wrong to try.