Sure the summer isn’t even here yet and who knows when its actually coming with the crazy weather we’ve been getting, but despite that the fall tour announcements have begun to roll in. Take for example the announcement of a brief tour by the legendary Phil Collins. I’ve snagged the poster, full press release and dates for you below. Dig in.
The Press Release:
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 9th at 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 10am 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) atwww.philcollins.tmverifiedfan.com to unlock tickets for the Verified Fan on sale Monday, May 14th 10am through 11:50pm at www.ticketmaster.com. If tickets remain, general sales begin Tuesday, May 15that10am local time.
The tour is presented by Live Nation & S2BN Entertainment Studios by Arrangement with Solo & Tony Smith Personal Management.
The Tour Dates:
Oct. 05: Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. @ BB&T Center
Oct. 07: Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
Oct. 08: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 09: Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Oct. 11: Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Oct. 13: Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Oct. 14: Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Oct. 16: Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
Oct. 18: Cleveland, OH @ Quicken loans Arena
Oct. 19: Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
Oct. 21: Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
Oct. 22: Chicago, IL @ United Center
Oct. 25: Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
Oct. 27: Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Oct. 28: Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: My interest in the music of Phil Collins comes primarily for his contributions as a member of the legendary Genesis. I never saw them back in the original heyday when they were Progressive Rock innovators and must admit that my only chance to catch them in the live sense was during the more Pop-oriented MTV days of “Invisible Touch” and “Land Of Confusion” since a girl that I really, really liked was quite the diehard about them at this particular time but I digress ? I did love his first solo album “Face Value” and can humbly admit that I still find myself playing air drums during that part of “In The Air Tonight” and if you find yourself laughing at me at this disclosure I challenge you to admit that you haven’t done so yourself. Now despite this interest I have never caught him live as a solo artist and am very glad he has chosen to step out of retirement for some special performances. I’m going to be looking to attend both of our regional appearances and to snag a copy of his biography since its surely going to be an interesting read. I might do that during the upcoming Book Expo since I am attending as Press and there is bound to be a copy on site should the publisher also be in attendance. What do you readers think about this one? Are you interested in this tour at all? Let me know down in the comments section below. You know I love hearing from you.
Official Website: http://www.philcollins.com