Live Nation – Phil Collins Not Dead Yet, Live! First Major North American Concert Tour In 12 Years An Evening With Phil Collins – Legendary Artist, Limited Dates
Citi Presale in the U.S. Begins Friday, May 11th at 10 am
Tickets on sale for Verified Fans Monday, May 14th at 10 am
General On Sale Begins Tuesday, May 15th at 10 am
Los Angeles, California (May 7, 2018 ) – Confirmed today, Phil Collins Not Dead Yet, Live! tour is coming to North America this October for 15 shows only. This limited engagement by the legendary performer will feature Phil Collins accompanied by longtime guitarist Daryl Stuermer, keyboardist Brad Cole, bassist Leland Sklar, percussionist Luis Conte & his 16-year-old son Nicolas on drums along with a horn section and backup singers. A fitting sequel to his recently released and much-awaited memoir “Not Dead Yet” Phil Collins Not Dead Yet, Live! will be a celebration of his epic career.
Kicking off October 5th in Ft. Lauderdale. the singer-songwriter will make stops in Washington, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, Newark, Brooklyn, Montreal, Cleveland, Columbus, Minneapolis, Chicago, Oakland and Las Vegas before the final performance October 28 a the Los Angeles Forum. With 100 million record sales and an unstoppable catalogue of Number 1 albums, Collins is one of the world’s most acclaimed hitmakers.
Citi® is the official credit card for the Phil Collins Not Dead Yet, Live! Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan opportunity for tour dates in the United States. Citi cardmembers can register now through Wednesday, May 9that midnight to unlock access to tickets and use their Citi card to complete the ticket purchase if verified. The Citi Presale begins Friday, May 11th at 10 am and will continue through Sunday, May 13th at 5:00 pm. To register for the Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan visit: citiprivatepass.com
Additionally, fans may register now through Friday, May 11th at noon (local times) at www.philcollins.tmverifiedfan.com to unlock tickets for the Verified Fan on sale Monday, May 14th 10 am through 11:50 pm at www.ticketmaster.com. If tickets remain, general sales begin Tuesday, May 15th at10am local time.
The tour is presented by Live Nation & S2BN Entertainment Studios by Arrangement with Solo & Tony Smith Personal Management.
Phil Collins Not Dead Yet, Live! Tour Dates:
|10/05/18||Ft. Lauderdale, FL.||BB&T Center|
|10/07/18||Washington, DC||Capital One Arena|
|10/08/18||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|10/09/18||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|10/11/18||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|10/13/18||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center|
|10/14/18||Brooklyn, NY||Barclays Center|
|10/16/18||Montreal, QC||Centre Bell|
|10/18/18||Cleveland, OH||Quicken loans Arena|
|10/19/18||Columbus, OH||Nationwide Arena|
|10/21/18||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center|
|10/22/18||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|10/25/18||Oakland, CA||Oracle Arena|
|10/27/18||Las Vegas, NV||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|10/28/18||Los Angeles, CA||The Forum|
Phil Collins’ status as one of the most successful pop and adult contemporary singers of the ’80s and beyond was probably as much a surprise to him as it was to many others. Balding and diminutive, the Genesis drummer-turned-vocalist was almost 30 years old when his first solo single, “In the Air Tonight,” became a number two hit in his native U.K. (the song was a Top 20 hit in the U.S.). Between 1984 and 1990, Collins had a string of 13 straight U.S. Top Ten hits.
Long before any of that happened, however, Collins was a child actor/singer who appeared as the Artful Dodger in the London production of Oliver! in 1964. (He also has a cameo in A Hard Day’s Night, among other films.) He got his first break in music in his late teens, when he was chosen to be a replacement drummer in the British art rock band Genesis in 1970. (Collins maintained a separate jazz career with the band Brand X as well.) Genesis was fronted by singer Peter Gabriel. They had achieved a moderate level of success in the U.K. and the U.S. with elaborate concept albums, before Gabriel abruptly left in 1974. Genesis auditioned 400 singers without success, then decided to let Collins have a go. The result was a gradual simplifying of Genesis’ sound and an increasing focus on Collins’ expressive, throaty voice. And Then There Were Three… went gold in 1978, and Duke was even more successful.
Collins made his debut solo album, Face Value, in 1981, which turned out to be a bigger hit than any Genesis album. It concentrated on Collins’ voice, often in stark, haunting contexts such as the piano-and-drum dirge “In the Air Tonight,” which sounded like something from John Lennon’s debut solo album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.
During the ’80s, Collins was enormously successful in balancing his continuing solo work with his membership in Genesis. In 1992, Genesis released We Can’t Dance and began an extensive tour. Upon its completion, Collins released Both Sides in 1993, and the record became his first album not to produce a major hit single or go multi-platinum. In 1995, he announced that he was leaving Genesis permanently. The following year, he released Dance into the Light. Although the album didn’t chart highly, its subsequent supporting tour was a success. The Hits collection followed in 1998, and a year later Collins made his first big-band record, Hot Night in Paris. The song cycle Testify arrived in 2002, and his next studio-recorded solo release was 2010’s Going Back, which saw him revisiting the Motown hits that so influenced him and featured three of the surviving Funk Brothers — guitarists Eddie Willis and Ray Monette, and bassist Bob Babbitt.
After some time out of the spotlight, much of it spent recovering from physical ailments, Collins returned in 2014 to play a couple of songs at his sons’ school and to write songs with Adele. Soon after, he began work on reissuing his solo albums, sorting through the archives for demos and live recordings to flesh them out. In early 2016, Warner Music began releasing the discs in pairs, with new portraits of Collins on the covers in place of the original images. Collins returned to the stage in March of 2016, performing at the Little Dreams Foundation Benefit Gala in Miami. He published his autobiography, Not Dead Yet: The Memoir, in October of that year, and the double-disc compilation The Singles appeared during the same month. 2017 saw the release of Take a Look at Me Now: The Complete Studio Collection, chronicling all of Collins’ studio album work from 1981 to 2010. – IT