Phil Collins Announces ‘Not Dead Yet Live’ Tour Dates
Phil Collins will continue his comeback journey with a handful of European live dates next year, including a five-night stand at London's Royal Albert Hall.
NME reports that Collins announced the concerts — a complete list of which you can check out below — during a press conference/Q&A session at the Royal Albert Hall. "I’ll play these shows and then I’ll have a lie-down," he told reporters. "I’m old school. Touring used to be like going to war: it went on so long, you didn’t know when you’d come back. But now, I can do it all in three weeks."
Collins' much-publicized physical ailments will keep him from playing drums during the majority of the set, with his 15-year-old son Nicholas tapped to fill in behind the kit. "I play with my fingers, and that’s where the dexterity has gone. They’ve clammed up, and I’m hoping to get the strength back in them," he explained. "I hope I’ll be able to play 'In the Air Tonight,' as I should do that song."
He also touched on the possibility of new music, admitting he's aware of interest from an array of potential collaborators that includes hitmaking producer and recording artist Pharrell Williams — but he's also still unsure of what form those recordings might take. "I would be interested but it’d have to be a proper collaboration," Collins cautioned. "I don’t just want to be the ornament on someone else’s cake."
Tickets for Collins' "Not Dead Yet Live" dates are scheduled to go on sale Oct. 21, just a few days before the arrival of his similarly titled memoir.
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Phil Collins 2017 Tour Dates
6/04 — London (Royal Albert Hall)
6/05 — London (Royal Albert Hall)
6/07 — London (Royal Albert Hall)
6/08 — London (Royal Albert Hall)
6/09 — London (Royal Albert Hall)
6/11 — Cologne (Lanxess Arena)
6/12 — Cologne (Lanxess Arena)
6/18 — Paris (Accors Hotel Arena)
6/19 — Paris (Accors Hotel Arena)