Phil Collins kicks off his first American tour in 12 years

Phil Collins returns to the road in North America for the first time in 12 years tonight (Friday) when he opens his Not Dead Yet Live tour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, just north of his home in Miami.

He will do 15 shows through October 28th in Los Angeles with Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Boston; Toronto; Newark, New Jersey; Brooklyn, New York; Montreal; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Minneapolis; Chicago; Oakland and Las Vegas in between.

Phil Collins talked about deciding to tour again:

"I've changed my mind. I'm living with my young kids and they want me to go out on the road to do some new things and there's no reason why not."

Since returning to the road last year, with his teenage son Nicholas on drums, Collins has performed in his native England, Europe and, earlier this year, Latin and South America. His last U.S. public performance was in August 2016, when he performed at the opening ceremony of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.

He'll follow up these dates with a run through Australia and New Zealand in January and February.

Spoiler alert: If you saw Phil on his last North American tour and are going to see him this time, don’t expect the same Phil. Problems with his back and legs prevents him from playing the drums and standing while singing.

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