Phil Collins is using his make-up dates in London as an excuse to play even more U.K. shows later this year.
Collins returns to the Royal Albert Hall on November 26-27 to make up for shows that were postponed when he suffered a fall in his hotel room last month.
Now Collins has built an eight-date U.K. run around them, starting November 22 in Cardiff, Wales, and finishing December 3 in Birmingham, England. It’s Collins’ first full tour in nearly a decade, and while no other territories — including North America — have been scheduled yet, but Collins tells us he’ll certainly consider playing more:
“I’m back a bit. I mean, we’re doing these three cities…and we’re basically taking it as it goes. I certainly don’t want to go back on tour again, but I think, y’know, two or three weeks of shows, then a month off, the two or three weeks of shows, that kind of thing might work. So I’m hedging my bets here. I’m just taking baby steps… But it’s exciting, and the dates are sold out so that’s more exciting ’cause it adds a bit of an edge to it.”
Collins’ full U.K. itinerary includes:
Wed 22 Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
Fri 24 Sheffield – Arena
Sun 26 London – Royal Albert Hall
Mon 27 London – Royal Albert Hall
Wed 29 Manchester – Arena
Fri 01 Glasgow – The SSE Hydro
Sat 02 Newcastle – Metro Radio Arena
Sun 03 Birmingham – Genting Arena
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.