Pop rock supergroup Mike & The Mechanics began as a Genesis offshoot in the mid-'80s and quickly become a sensation in their own right with arena-sized anthems about patriotism, fatherhood, and love. At the band's career-spanning live shows timeless ballads like "The Living Years" and "Over My Shoulder" sound as fresh as they did fifteen years ago, moving ticket buyers of all generations with soaring melodies and poignant lyrics. Mike and Company temper their slower tunes with upbeat favorites like "Silent Running" and "All I Need Is a Miracle", giving their '80s synthpop counterparts a run for their money with exuberant performances that always get fans dancing. Whether they're taking it fast or slow, Mike & The Mechanics deliver a feel-good concert experience for new and true fans alike.
Mike Rutherford, guitarist for legendary British rock band Genesis, formed Mike & The Mechanics as a side project in 1985. Together with lead singer Paul Carrack, Rutherford penned a string of late-'80s chart smashes that established the band as one of the UK's preeminent soft rock groups. They hit the ground running with their self-titled 1985 debut album, climbing the charts with catchy singles like "Silent Running" and "Taken In". Superstardom followed just a few years later when their 1989 sophomore album The Living Years peaked at No. 2 on the UK Albums Chart, topping charts in the US and Europe with its title track. Despite several lineup changes the band remained a consistent chart presence throughout the '90s and '00s thanks to popular albums like 1995's Beggar on a Beach of Gold and 2004's Rewired. Following Carrack's departure the band went on hiatus from 2004 until 2010, when Rutherford reemerged with a completely new lineup. The new formation's debut together, 2011's The Road, proved they had lost none of their magic, drumming up anticipation among fans for their future tours.