Thursday, March 21, 2019

Phil Collins is very much alive and will deliver first Detroit concert in 15 years

Posted By on Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 4:12 PM

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Legendary performer Phil Collins wants us to know he's not dead. Well, not yet, anyway. But if you don't lose your damn mind every time the drums on "In the Air Tonight" kick the fuck in, you might want to check your pulse.

While frontman Mick Jagger, 75, continues to shimmy and shake like a 15-year-old gymnast in front of thousands of fans, and the likes of Elton John and hometown hero Bob Seger wrap up farewell tours, Collins, 68, leans into his pain, and walking stick, and performs all but a few minutes of his recent concert while seated.

“I’m going to be sitting down but don’t be alarmed," Collins told an audience in Australia last year. "We’re going to have some fun. I’ve had back surgery but it’s my foot that’s fucked.”

And he'll be sitting pretty with love in the air after announcing his first metro Detroit appearance since a 2004 performance at the now-defunct Palace of Auburn Hills. The tour, an extension of last year's comeback run billed as "Phil Collins ... Still Not Dead Yet, Live!" will embark on a 15-city run with a stop at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena on Oct. 1.

Tickets ($55+) go on sale starting Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased here. Fans can also register through Sunday, March 24 by visiting to participate in verified fan tickets.

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