Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Phil Collins to Play Opening of the U.S. Open

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Phil Collins will pick up sticks for a performance at the US Open later this month.

Collins has been booked for the Opening Ceremony of the US Open in Forest Hills, NY on August 29 but it is not known what he will perform or how long he will play.


Phil publicly announced his retirement in 2011 to be with his family and has only done the occasional appearance since. His most recent performance was in Switzerland on June 3.

His setlist was:

  • Another Day In Paradise
  • Against All Odds
  • In The Air Tonight
  • Easy Lover
  • My Girl
  • Take Me Home
  • Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

His previous show in May 2014 was at his son’s school concert where he played In The Air Tonight and Land Of Confusion at Miami Country Day School in Miami.

Collins last toured solo in 2010 and previously with Genesis in 2007.

Phil had been plagued with health problems dating back to a loss of hearing in his left ear from a viral infection in 2000 and a 2009 operation to repair dislocated vertebrae in his neck which meant he could no longer play drums.

In the past year there has been renewed interest in the music of Phil Collins following the reissue of his eight solo albums through Warner Music.

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