Phil Collins has announced 2017 tour dates in the UK and Europe for the month of June that are in conjunction with his upcoming memoir, Not Dead Yet, which is scheduled to be released on October 20, 2016.
In a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, the former Genesis drummer and renowned solo artist shared, "I'm no longer officially retired... The horse is out of the stable and I'm raring to go."
At this time, nine concerts are scheduled to happen between June 4 and June 19. He'll be performing five shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London and two in Germany and France. The last time Collins played more than 10 concerts in a year was 2005, according to setlist.fm.
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When do Phil Collins 2017 tour tickets go on sale and what is the presale code?
Local radio / venue presales begin on October 18. Live Nation presales begin on October 19. The general public on-sale begins as early as October 21, 2016 at 9 AM local time.
The Live Nation presale code is DANCE and the LN mobile app password is COVERT. We recommend following Phil Collins on his social media accounts, in addition to checking out your local venue's email newsletter and social media, to get the most up-to-date information.
Phil said that it's unlikely he'll be playing drums for the shows in an interview with The Guardian:
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to play the way I used to... Something happened one night on that last Genesis tour and after that point, it never came back. I tried heavier sticks, I tried to use bigger cymbals, I just couldn’t get any power. It’s a bit of a mystery why it happened but I’m 65 and I’ve been playing since I was five years old.
Below, you can watch Phil Collins make the announcement in an interview with Jools Holland at the Royal Albert Hall.