Phil Collins Kicks Off Comeback Tour

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Father and son: Phil Collins singing while son Nic plays piano at Liverpool’s Echo Arena, June 3, 2017

After testing the waters last year with a couple of (very brief) live performances, in October Phil Collins announced his Not Dead Yet tour, his first extended time on the road as a solo act since 2004-2005.

The tour name is derived from Collins’ autobiography, Not Dead Yet, published last year.

Collins took the stage last night (June 2) for a warmup show at the Echo Arena in Liverpool and delivered a 21-song set that was dominated by songs from his lengthy solo career. Included in the setlist were two Genesis numbers: “Follow You Follow Me” and “Invisible Touch.”

Watch this uptempo hit with the big horns

Here’s Collins’ breakthrough solo hit “In the Air Tonight”

The longtime Genesis lead singer and drummer reunited with his bandmates Michael Rutherford and Tony Banks for a 2007 tour. Collins underwent back surgery in 2015 and

noted at a press conference last fall: “The 60 years of drumming really messed my back [and my hips] up.” His 16-year-old son, Nicholas, is doing much of the drumming on this tour (“he’s fantastic”).

Related: Our coverage of Collins’ October 2016 press conference

Watch young Nic also playing piano on “You Know What I Mean”

The tour continues with 15 dates in London, Cologne and Paris. Collins has hinted at U.S. dates, though none are scheduled.

Phil Collins June 2, 2017 Setlist

First Set
Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)
Another Day in Paradise
One More Night
Wake Up Call
Follow You Follow Me
Can’t Turn Back the Years
I Missed Again
Hang in Long Enough
Separate Lives
Only You Know and I Know

Second Set
I Don’t Care Anymore
Something Happened on the Way to Heaven
You Know What I Mean
In the Air Tonight
You Can’t Hurry Love
Dance Into the Light
Invisible Touch
Sussudio

Encore
If You Love (Really Love Me)
Take Me Home

Phil Collins Not Dead Yet Live 2017 Tour Dates

June 4-5-7-8-9 – London, England – Royal Albert Hall
June 11-12, 14-15-16 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
June 18-19-20, 22-23 – Paris, France – Accor Hotels Arena

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The musician’s solo catalog received a significant overhaul from Rhino last year.

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