Phil Collins' return to live performing will include South America during 2018.
Collins has announced an 11-date run through the Southern Hemisphere, starting February 22 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil and coming as far north as Guadalajara and Mexico City.
Collins ended a retirement from playing live -- due to physical health reasons -- in June and has three more dates to play this year in the U.K. and Germany. He has yet to play a concert in North America but tells us that he plans to keep playing out at a pace that works for him and his lingering health concerns:
"We're basically taking it as it goes. I certainly don't want to go back on tour again, but I think, y'know, two or three weeks of shows, then a month off, the two or three weeks of shows, that kind of thing might work. So I'm hedging my bets here. I'm just taking baby steps...But it's exciting, and the dates are sold out so that's more exciting 'cause it adds a bit of an edge to it."
Collins' son Nicholas is currently playing drums in his father's band. Collins' current tour dates include:
1 - Glasgow, Scotland - SSE Hydro
2 - Newcastle upon Tyne, England - Metro Radio Arena
3 - Birmingham, England - Genting Arena
22 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Maracana
24 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Allianz Parque
27 - Porto Allegre, Brazil - Beira Rio
6 - Monterrey, Mexico - Auditorio Citibanamex
7 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Arena VFG
9 - Mexico City, Mexico - Palacio de los Deportes
13 - Lima, Peru - Jockey Club del Peru
15 - Santiago, Chile - Estadio Nacional
17 - Montevideo, Uruguay - Estadio Centenario
20 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Campo Argentino de Polo
23 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Coliseo de Puerto Rico
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.