Phil Collins announces 2017 European tour, residency at the Royal Albert Hall

Phil Collins announces 2017 European tour, residency at the Royal Albert Hall

il Collins is coming out of retirement to embark on a three-city, 15-date European tour titled Not Dead Yet: Live.

Speaking at the A Morning with Phil Collins event in London hosted by Jools Holland, Phil revealed June 2017 dates for a five night residency at the Royal Albert Hall, in addition to two other residencies in Paris and Cologne.

Phil said: “I thought I would retire quietly, but thanks to the fans, my family and support from some extraordinary artists, I have rediscovered my passion for music and performing. It’s time to do it all again and I’m excited. It just feels right.”

The Genesis front-man retired in 2011 after nerve damage left him unable to carry out his iconic drumming. His last tour dates were as part of a Genesis reunion in the summer of 2007.

Phil’s tour announcement comes as part of a big week of releases for the In The Air Tonight singer – his autobiography Not Dead Yet is out later this week, and retrospective album The Singles was released last Friday.

Phil has amassed three Number 1 singles and six Number 2 albums as a solo artist, earning a further six chart toppers as part of Genesis. View Phil’s full UK chart history here.

Phil will play London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9. Tickets will be available this Friday (October 21).

[Source:-Official Charts]