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You can’t hurry love, and you can’t hurry Phil Collins. So when the former Genesis frontman-turned-solo-star announced his unretirement back in 2015, fans figured they’d have to wait a while to actually see him perform live again. Turns out we’ll be waiting until June 2015 … and that’s only if we’re willing to buy plane tickets for Europe. reports that Phil Collins’ first show will be June 4-9 at Royal Albert Hall in London. Other shows have been set for Paris and Cologne. 

And while Collins is saying he’ll be playing all the hits this tour, he won’t be playing the drums. Instead, his 15-year-old son Nicholas will handle that chore.

“I play with my fingers and that’s the thing that has clammed up over the past few years,” the singer said. But it’s not entirely giving up on it. “I’ve got a drumkit in the garage and I will be getting to that to see if I can at least do In The Air.”

Can we expect U.S. tour dates in the near future? Don’t count on it … just yet. 

“I’m going to do these tour dates and then I’m going to have a lie down,” he said.

Phil Collins Not Dead Yet – Live 2017 tour dates:

June 4-9: Royal Albert Hall, London
June 11-12: Lanxess Arena, Cologne
June 18-19: Accor Hotels Arena, Paris

Tickets go on sale at Friday, Oct. 21. And if you can’t wait until 2017 (or beyond) to see Phil, you can at least read his brand-new autobiography. Not Dead Yet: The Memoir comes out Oct. 25.

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[Last modified: Monday, October 17, 2016 12:48pm]


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