Mike+The Mechanics will hit the road in the U.S. for the first time in more than 25 years starting tomorrow night (Thursday) in Alexandria, Virginia.

Guitarist Mike Rutherford tells us a promoter went to London to see them last year and suggested they tour the States. The Genesis mainstay, who launched his side group in 1985, enthuses, “It’s a great, energetic live show. It will be fun to try and see [how it goes here].”

The tour, which is in support of the recent reissue of the band’s 1988 album, The Living Years, runs through March 21st in Chicago.