Phil Collins Announces Fall Tour Of U.S. Arenas
Courtesy of Live Nation – Still Not Dead Yet, Live!
Phil Collins announced a 2019 North American arena tour on Thursday.
Phil Collins announced a 15-date North American arena tour on Thursday. The cheekily titled Still Not Dead Yet, Live! tour kicks off Sept. 23 at Dallas’ American Airlines Center and concludes Oct. 19 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
The tour follows Collins’ 2018 tour – titled Not Dead Yet, naturally – which was his first American trek in more than a decade. After retiring in 2005 and spending several years off the road, Collins announced in 2015 that he was “no longer officially retired” and launched a European tour in 2017.
And demand has been high for the eight-time Grammy-winning, multi-platinum selling artist, whose numerous accomplishments include diamond-certified 1986 Album of the Year No Jacket Required. In 2017 and 2018, Collins sold 890,846 tickets and grossed $115 million, landing him on Pollstar‘s Year End Top 100 Worldwide Tours chart both years; in 2018 alone, he ranked No. 19 on the chart with a gross of $75.5 million.
Come fall, Collins will hit an entirely different slate of arenas than the ones he played last year. The tour includes stops in Houston, Atlanta, Detroit, Denver and Phoenix. In fact, Collins will only visit two cities he visited in 2018: Las Vegas, after selling 12,663 tickets and grossing $2.75 million, and New York City, although he’ll perform across the river at Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden, after selling 13,758 tickets and grossing $2.21 million at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Collins has headlined Madison Square Garden several times over his career, but hasn’t played the iconic New York venue since 2004. Over two shows that September, Collins sold 28,508 tickets and grossed $2.36 million.
The penultimate stop of Still Not Dead Yet, Live! is an Oct. 17 date at San Francisco’s new Chase Center. Along with Metallica, Dave Matthews Band, The Chainsmokers, Andrea Bocelli and The Black Keys, Collins is among the initial slate of music programming the arena announced this week for its fall opening.
Collins will once again be backed by longtime guitarist Daryl Stuermer, keyboardist Brad Cole, bassist Leland Sklar, percussionist Richie Garcia, four-piece horns, backup vocalists and his son Nicolas, who will handle Phil’s vaunted drum parts.
Tickets for the tour, presented by Live Nation and S2BN Entertainment Studios, go on sale to the public on March 30 at 10 a.m. local time. Find the complete list of dates below.