Phil Collins is on the way back. He has announced he will hit the road in June of next year in Europe, starting with a five-night residency at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Collins will then play two shows in Cologne, Germany, and two in Paris, France.
The former Genesis frontman/drummer retired a few years ago but has popped up recently, first at an event for his Little Dreams Foundation and then at the opening of the US Open tennis event in New York.
Collins says: “I thought I would retire quietly. 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.”
The announcement comes ahead of the release of Collins’ book Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography, which is out this week via Penguin Random House and a career-spanning selection of his hits entitled The Singles was issued on 2 CD, 3CD, 4LP and digital formats via Atlantic Records.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on October 21 via collins’ website.
Phil Collins European tour 2017
Jun 04: London Royal Albert Hall, UK
Jun 05: London Royal Albert Hall, UK
Jun 07: London Royal Albert Hall, UK
Jun 08: London Royal Albert Hall, UK
Jun 09: London Royal Albert Hall, UK
Jun 11: Cologne Lanxess Arena, Germany
Jun 12: Cologne Lanxess Arena, Germany
Jun 18: Paris Accor Hotels Arena, France
Jun 19: Paris Accor Hotels Arena, France