'Not dead yet,' Phil Collins includes Philly on first North American tour in years

Hitmaker comes to Wells Fargo Center Oct. 8

Ian Bush
May 07, 2018 - 2:51 pm
Phil Collins is shown performing in 2010

Ian Bush-KYW Newsradio


Phil Collins is "not dead yet."

That's the cheeky name of the pop-rock superstar's first North American concert tour in a dozen years -- and he's bringing it to Philadelphia.

Collins will be at the Wells Fargo Center on Oct. 8 for a show that's billed as a celebration of a career that's seen 100 million records sold.

Tickets go on presale later this week.

Slowed by health issues, the Genesis frontman and drummer and solo singer-songwriter has made few returns to the stage since his "retirement" in 2010. A spinal injury prevents him from getting back behind the drumkit, but Collins' 16-year-old son, Nicolas, is picking up the sticks for this set of shows.

Collins will be backed on the 15-date tour by faces familiar to long-time fans: guitarist Daryl Stuermer, keyboardist Brad Cole, bassist Leland Sklar, percussionist Luis Conte, along with a horn section and backup singers. 

"Not Dead Yet: Live!" begins Oct. 5 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and concludes on Oct. 28 in Los Angeles.

Citi cardmembers can register through midnight May 9 for a presale that begins May 11 at 10 a.m. Others may register now through May 11 at noon for Ticketmaster's "Verified Fan" sale, which starts on May 14 at 10 a.m. General sales begin May 15 at 10 a.m.