Phil Collins announced his first major North American tour in 12 years. The 15-date “Not Dead Yet, Live!” launches October 5th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and concludes October 28th in Los Angeles. The tour, titled after his 2016 memoir Not Dead Yet, is billed as a celebration of Collins’ career.
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The pop-rock hit-maker’s backing band will include several longtime touring members – guitarist Daryl Stuermer (his former touring mate in Genesis), keyboardist Brad Cole, bassist Leland Sklar and percussionist Luis Conte – along with a horn section, backup vocalists and Collins’ 16-year-old drummer son, Nicolas.
Collins announced his “retirement” after concluding his 2010 tour behind covers album Going Back – but those plans turned out to be tentative. In 2014, he returned to the stage with a pair of songs at Miami Country Day School, which his sons attended; then, two years later, he performed a mini-set during a fundraiser for his Little Dreams Foundation. Since then, he played “Easy Lover” (with Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr.) and “In the Air Tonight” at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, and promoted Not Dead Yet with a Roots-assisted “In the Air Tonight” on The Tonight Show.
(Excerpt) Read more in: Rolling Stone