Taken from New Jersey Stage (May 08, 2019)
The Musical Box To Perform Early Genesis At The Borgata June 7-8
by New Jersey Stage staff
The Musical Box - Performing Genesis shows
(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- In an all-out performance of live visual signature stunts, a museum-worthy array of vintage instruments and a dizzying pace of iconic tracks and stage rarities, The Musical Box indulges for the 1st time in its 25-year existence in an intense trip into the world of early Genesis. They will perform two shows at The Music Box at Atlantic City's Borgota: Friday, June 7th at 9:00pm and Saturday, June 8th at 9:00pm. Tickets are $42-$52.
The Musical Box are a French-Canadian tribute band formed in Montreal, Quebec in 1993 who recreate performances by the English rock band Genesis during the 1970s. They take their name from the song of the same name from Genesis's third studio album, Nursery Cryme (1971). The Musical Box will tour a brand new production titled, A Genesis Extravaganza, in celebration of the band's twenty-fifth anniversary! The tour will be a three act performance, featuring music spanning from From Genesis to Revelation (1969) to Wind & Wuthering (1976).
Acclaimed for its historical re-enactment of early 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 the Paris Olympia. The Musical Box had the privilege of hosting Phil Collins and Steve Hackett as performing guests. In its quest for authenticity, the band is often cited as the best interpretation group in the world and the international reference for early Genesis.
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Members of Genesis rave about the band. "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," said Peter Gabriel.
"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," said Phil Collins.
Steve Hackett stated, "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."
"The guy who does Peter Gabriel is brilliant," said Tony Banks.
And Mike Rutherford added, "It was better than the real thing actually. It was great, that was fantastic."
Tickets are available for purchase online.
The Borgata is located at 1 Borgata Way in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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