Genesis in Concert at PPG Paints Arena; Benedum Center Hosts Lindsey Stirling (Mon., 12/13/21)

1) The prog rock group Genesis was started by five classmates at Charterhouse, a public boarding school in England in 1965. Those students were Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford, and Chris Stewart. In 1974 they put out an innovative concept double album, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. There first big hit was “Follow You Follow Me” in 1978. A blockbuster 1986 album, Invisible Touch reached no.1 on the U.K. charts and no.3 in the U.S. The albums five singles all reached the top of the U.S. Singles charts. Those songs included “Land of Confusion,” “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight,” and “Invisible Touch.” There have been hiatuses and members leaving the band for solo careers, most notably Collins and Gabriel. Now Collins, Banks, and Rutherford are on the road again as Genesis and are in concert at PPG Paints Arena. Genesis is playfully, and quite possibly realistically, as Collins has battled a few illnesses in recent years, calling this tour The Last Domino? Tour. Nic Collins and Daryl Stuermer are performing with Genesis. 8 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. (R.H.)

2) The Benedum Center presents singer, composer, and violinist Lindsey Stirling and her Christmas Program. Her performances include elements of dance, choreography, and performance art. She released her first Christmas album (and fourth studio album overall) in 2017. It features covers of holiday classics and a few originals as well. She appeared on “America’s Got Talent” in 2010. Although she didn’t win the competition, her star continued to climb on YouTube. She is known for incorporating elements of dubstep and electronic music with her violin playing. Her autobiography, The Only Pirate at the Party, co-authored with Brooke S. Passey, her sister, was published in 2016. Stirling’s most recent album is 2019’s Artemis. 8 p.m. 237 7th St., Cultural District. (R.H., C.M.)

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