LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Former Genesis frontman Phil Collins announced that he will be returning to the stage during a short tour of Europe next June.
The tour, entitled Not Dead Yeat, starts off with a quintet of shows at London's Royal Albert Hall, starting on June 4 and running through June 9th. Collins then heads across the Channel for two dates at Lanxess Arena in Cologne on June 9th and 10th, followed by a pair of dates at Accor Hotels Arena, in Paris on June 18th & 19th.
For the tour, Collins has enlisted his 15-year-old son Nicholas for the drums and said that he will be focused primarily on singing. Collins famously announced his retirement in 2011 and backed out of a benefit concert for his own charity in 2014, citing a neurological condition that precluded his performance.
In 2009, Collins revealed that he lost the ability to play drums following an operation to repair dislocated vertebrae in his neck.
Collins announced in August that he was un-retiring but has since cautioned fans to not anticipate any new material. Collins also recently released a memoir, which by a strange coincidence, has the same name as his upcoming tour. – Staff Writers