Phil Collins (right) is set to make a return to Australia with his Not Dead Yet: Live! tour, presented by TEG Dainty. The 5-date tour starts on Saturday 19 January at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium, followed by Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Monday 21 January, Adelaide Oval on Friday 25 January, RAC Arena (formerly known as Perth Arena) on Monday 28 January and Melbourne’s AAMI Park on Friday 1 February.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday 5 September, from 9.30 am (AEST) at ticketek.com.au.
Phil Collins comeback tour Not Dead Yet: Live! began in the UK and Europe last June, with a five-night show at Royal Albert Hall in London which sold out in 15 seconds. He also sold out all five arena shows in Germany and France, along with successfully headlining a 65,000-capacity show at London’s Hyde Park. With his South and Central America tour just completed and a North American tour scheduled for October 2018, Not Dead Yet: Live! has received both fan and critical acclaim.
The hit-maker’s backing band will feature longtime touring members – guitarist Daryl Stuermer (his former touring mate in Genesis), keyboard player Brad Cole, bassist Leland Sklar and percussionist Luis Conte, along with a horn section and backup vocalists.
Phil Collins’ 16-year old son, Nicolas, rounds up the band on drums, walking in his father’s footsteps.
“I thought I would retire quietly,” says Phil of his return, “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.”
With more than 280 million records sold, in a career spanning almost 50 years as a solo artist and a member of Genesis; 7 Grammy Awards and an Oscar, among other numerous accolades; more UK Top 40 singles than any other artist of the 1980s and 20 x Platinum albums and 7 Top 10 singles in Australia, Phil Collins is a generational icon and cultural legend whose work continues to influence and inspire fans, critics and fellow artists such as Adele, Lorde, Pharrell, and Beyoncé.
Not Yet Dead: Live!, titled after Phil Collins’ 2016 memoir of the same name, is a celebration of his life’s work.
Brisbane • Saturday 19 January 2019 • Suncorp Stadium.
Sydney • Monday 21 January 2019 • Qudos Bank Arena.
Adelaide • Friday 25 January 2019 • Adelaide Oval.
Perth • Monday 28 January 2019 • RAC Arena (formerly Perth Arena).
Melbourne • Friday 1 February 2019 • AAMI Park.
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