Phil Collins announces Ireland return after 12 years
Phil Collins has added a Dublin date at Aviva Stadium on 25 June 2017 as part of his hugely anticipated comeback tour. This will be his first Irish concert in 12 years performing all his greatest hits live.
With 100 million record sales to his name, Number 1 albums the world over and songs that have soundtracked millions of lives, Phil Collins is a legend whose work has received growing acclaim as a new generation of artists have discovered and been inspired by an incredible career.
Artists from Adele, to Pharrell, Lorde, Kanye West and Beyoncé have talked of their love for his music in recent times, since Phil announced his retirement from music in 2011.
Phil made his live return at an event for his own Little Dreams Foundation last year, before performing two of his biggest hits at the opening of the US Open tennis in New York in August, inspiring him to announce his first headline tour in a decade.
“I thought I would retire quietly,” says Phil of his return, “But thanks to the fans, my family and support from some extraordinary artists I have rediscovered my passion for music and performing. It’s time to do it all again and I’m excited. It just feels right.”
One the most successful artists of his generation, with more UK top 40 singles than any other artist of the 1980s, Phil Collins came to prominence first as drummer and then as frontman of Genesis, making his solo debut with 1981’s album Face Value, containing smash hit single ‘In The Air Tonight.’
He followed this with an extraordinary run as a prolific hit maker. 3 UK Number ones – Easy Lover, You Can’t Hurry Love and Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) – as well as 7 US Numbers 1s and global smashes including One More Night, Separate Lives, Two Hearts, Another Day In Paradise, I Wish It Would Rain Down, Both Sides Of The Story and Dance Into The Light to name but a few.
His long awaited memoir Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography has featured on the Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller lists while Phil Collins’ career-spanning selection of hits ‘The Singles’ are available on now 2 CD, 3 CD, 4 LP and digital download from Atlantic Records and steadily moving back up the charts.
Tickets priced from €89.50 go on sale this Tuesday 20th at 9am – buy yours here.